Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

My Two Cents

By Ernest Mason

A few days ago, two scenes in a courtroom caught my attention. I quickly put one aside. The other I shall never forget, nor do I want to. After playing them over and over in my mind, I realize that each scene represents the atmosphere in America today. I write the following to put my thoughts into focus, and I hope these thoughts stimulate your thinking. I feel certain that a dramatic moment touched each of you.

Scene One takes place in the courtroom. An 18-year-old man addresses the young woman who has just been sentenced for shooting his brother. In clear terms, he expresses his feelings for her. He closes by telling her that he forgives her. Then he does the unthinkable and asks the judge if he may hug the prisoner. A more poignant scene has not occurred in America in quite some time. It is a scene of great beauty. The judge is so moved that she speaks to the young woman, gives her a Bible and hugs her. The woman is led away to jail for 10 years.

Scene Two takes place outside the courthouse. A crowd has gathered. Television shows people yelling, screaming and calling for more jail time.

I hope you will bear with me as I react to Scene One and let Scene Two speak for itself. I take no political stand and do not judge. I simply want you to see the real drama in Scene One, and what it says to each of us and to a political party.

That young man freed himself. He delivered himself from hate and opened the door to move on without a burden of hate or fear. He lifted a burden off his shoulders which would have haunted him for the remainder of his life. His gracious action also lifted a great burden off the young woman’s mind and outlook. No artist can produce a more beautiful picture.

America is in crisis. That needs no explanation. It needs a good dose of love, care, and healing. Therein comes the lesson. It compels us as individuals and as the Hanover County Democratic Committee to say to America, “We love you, and even with all your faults, we forgive you.”

Then we as individuals and collectively join hands and give our country a great big hug to assure her of our love. We stand together in support of her healing. We squeeze her tightly signaling that strength comes when we are linked together. Finally, we promise her that we will do everything we possibly can as individuals and as members of the Hanover County Democratic Committee to revive America’s spirit. As each of us does his or her part to revive America, she will become really great and proud again.

Sound simplistic? Remember the impact of one young man: “I forgive” — then a hug.

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Reorganization meeting

December 14

Don't miss the Reorganization of the Hanover Democratic Committee on Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at the Depot, 107 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland. Every two years, the State Party Plan requires county and city committees to reorganize, electing new officers and adopting revised bylaws. To participate in the caucus, you must be present and in line no later than 10:15 a.m. Please read the full and official Call to Caucus, Caucus Rules, and the proposed bylaws by clicking here.

Coffee Meeting

Coffee is brewing!

At the house of

Jen Chambers

901 South Center Street, Ashland

Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm

Men's Forum

Canceled for election and

Thank you breakfast

 

Guest Speaker: None

Mens Forum

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There will be no separate Men's Forum in November, in lieu we are asking please everyone volunteer for our many candidates and then attend our Thank You Breakfast.

Because of the holidays, there will be no Men's Forums in December.  Please spend some time enjoying your families and the holidays.  The Men's Forums will resume in January.

The January Forum is tentatively set for January 22 with a First Congressional District Democratic Forum.  Professor Rich Meagher, Political Science Professor from Randolph Macon College will moderate as he did at our last First District Democratic Forum approximately two years ago.  Vangie Williams and Phil Cox are the only two Democratic candidates we know of to-date.  Rob Wittman most likely will be the Republican candidate.  

Schedule Of Events for Hanover Democratic Candidates 

 

MONDAYOCTOBER 21
Morgan Goodman - Phone Banking, Ashland Library, 6-8:30pm.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/113613/


TUESDAYOCTOBER 22
Morgan Goodman/Stan Scott - Phone banking, 309 Hillsway Dr., Ashland (Toni Radler's home) 7-9 pm


WEDNESDAYOCTOBER 23
HDC Men's Forum - Ashland 7-9pm.  RSVP:  Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com ;or 201.826.7093.

 
SATURDAYOCTOBER 26
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/ Debra Rodman/Clara Scott - The Holy Moly Election Day is Almost Here GOTV Canvass!  Part III, 16060 St. Peters Church Rd., Montpelier, 9-noon, noon-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm.  RSVP:  Ashley at ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org.
Morgan Goodman/Clara Scott - Canvass, Elmont, noon-3pm.  RSVP:  www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132366/


SUNDAYOCTOBER 27
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Debra Rodman/Clara Scott - The Holy Moly Election Day is Almost Here GOTV Canvass!  Part IV, 16060 St. Peters Church Rd., Montpelier, 9-noon, noon-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm.  RSVP:  Ashley at ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Friday Canvass, 4:30-8:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132395/
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Friday Phone banking, 4:30-8:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132406/


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Saturday Canvass, 9:30-6:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132395/
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Saturday Phone Banking, noon-6:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132406/
Morgan Goodman - Recharge with Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, 7:15-8:45pm, location TBA.
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Debra Rodman/Clara Scott - The Holy Moly Election Day is Almost Here GOTV Canvass!  Part V, 16060 St. Peters Church Rd., Montpelier, 9-noon, noon-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm.  RSVP:  Ashley at ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org
 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Sunday Canvass, 10am-8:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www. mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132395/
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Sunday Phone Banking, noon-8:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanfotvirginia/event/132406/
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Debra Rodman/Clara Scott - The Holy Moly Election Day is Almost Here GOTV Canvass!  Part VI, 16060 St. Peters church Rd.Montpelier, 9-noon, noon-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm.  RSVP:  Ashley at ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Monday Canvass, 4:30-8:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132395/
Morgan Goodman - GOTV Monday Phone Banking, 4:30-8:30pm, location TBA.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/132406/
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Debra Rodman/Clara Scott - The Holy Moly Election Day is Almost Here GOTV Canvass!  Part VII, 16060 St. Peters Church Rd., Montpelier, 9-noon, noon-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm.  RSVP:  Ashley at ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org


ELECTION DAY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Morgan Goodman - Election Day Help, Sign-up to help turn out Morgan's supporters:  https://forms.gle/HWut4U5c8AvMg4Ly8
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Debra Rodman/Clara Scott - The Holy Moly Election Day is Freakin Here GOTV Canvass!, 8-11am, 11-2pm, 2-5pm, 5-7pm.  RSVP:  Ashley at ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org.   


Note: Coordinated Campaign means the event is for all 9 candidates running in Hanover County

CONTACTS

James Doran, Board of Supervisors (BOS) Cold Harbor District - Contact Louise at lsmithevans@comcast.net if you would like to write postcards from home.

Morgan Goodman, House of Delegates 55th District, Contact Iyla at iyla@goodmanfordelegate.com if you would like to do phone banking from home. 

Jennifer McClellan
, Senate 9th District - contact Ngiste Abede (ngiste@jennifermcclellan.com)

Faye Prichard
, BOS Ashland District (fayeprichard.com)

Crystal Robens
, BOS Beaverdam District (crystal@crystalrobens.com)

Debra Rodman
, Senate 12th District.  Contact Ilana Beller at ibeller@takethemajority19.org; or Ashley Hall at Ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org; or 804.651.8342. If you can't make Ashley's schedule, and want to canvass, contact Ashley.

Clara Scott
, BOS South Anna District (cscottforsupervisor@gmail.com) or 804.719.1805.

Stan Scott, Senate 4th District.  Contact Madison at Madison@stanforvirginia.org ;or 804.592.8426 or Lucas at lucas@stanforvirginia.org. ; Contact Colleen at lasseire@gmail.com if you would like to write postcards from home.

Kevin Washington
, House of Delegates 97th District (info@kevinforvirginia.org or 804.873.3882).  Fighting for US!  Vote for Kevin Washington in the 97th.  Contact Colleen at lasseire@gmail.com 
if you would like to write postcards from home.


THURSDAY OCT 3
James Doran/Stan Scott/Kevin Washington - Phone banking, 309 Hillsway Dr. (Toni Radler's home), Ashland, 7-9pm, RSVP 804-916-0693
Clara Scott - Meet & Greet, Hanover Community Center, Bethany Church Rd, Montpelier, 6-8pm


SATURDAY OCT 5
Coordinated Campaign - Postcard Party, Hanover Library,
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Stan Scott - One Month Countdown Canvassing, Hanover Library, 10-1pm.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/128183/

SUNDAY OCT 6 
Morgan Goodman/Stan Scott - Atlee Canvass, noon-3pm & 3-6pm.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/128186



TUESDAY OCT 8

Morgan Goodman - Phone banking, Ashland Library, 6-8:30pm.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/113613/
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Stan Scott - 309 Hillsway Dr. (Toni Radler's home), Ashland, 7-9pm, RSVP 804-916-0693.

THURSDAY OCT 10
Morgan Goodman - Meet & Greet, Ashland 


SATURDAY OCT 12
Coordinated Campaign - Postcard Party, Ashland Library, 12-2pm
Morgan Goodman -  Canvassing, Ashland Library, 12-2pm.  RSVP:  https:/www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/128188


SUNDAY OCT 13
Morgan Goodman/Stan Scott - Canvass, Ruther Glen/Ladysmith Village, launching from Ladysmith Library, noon.  RSVP:  https://www.mobilize.us/goodmanforvirginia/event/128190/


OCTOBER 15 
Last day to register to vote and last day to make changes to your present voter registration
Morgan Goodman/Crystal Robens/Stan Scott- phone banking - 309 Hillsway Dr. (Toni Radler's home), Ashland, 7-9pm, RSVP 804-916-0693.


OCTOBER 16  
ChamberRVA Candidate Public Forum for the BOS (Board of Supervisors) Candidates, Birdsong Hall, Randolph-Macon College, 6-8pm


OCTOBER 18 & 19 
Hanover County Parks and Rec, Taylor's SpookieFUN Fest, Poor Farm Park


OCTOBER 30  
Final day you can request an absentee ballot to be sent by mail.


NOVEMBER 5 
ELECTION DAY & VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATS!!! (but only if we all get out and work for our candidates). This is OUR year to show what "grassroots" really means, so please volunteer.


Note: Coordinated Campaign means the event is for all 9 candidates running in Hanover County


CONTACTS
James Doran, Board of Supervisors (BOS) Cold Harbor District - Contact Louise at lsmithevans@comcast.net if you would like to write postcards from home.

Morgan Goodman, House of Delegates 55th District, Contact Iyla at iyla@goodmanfordelegate.com if you would like to do phone banking from home. 

Jennifer McClellan, Senate 9th District - contact Ngiste Abede (ngiste@jennifermcclellan.com)

Faye Prichard, BOS Ashland District (fayeprichard.com)

Crystal Robens, BOS Beaverdam District (crystal@crystalrobens.com)

Debra Rodman, Senate 12th District.  Contact Ilana Beller at ibeller@takethemajority19.org; or Ashley Hall at Ashley.hall@takethemajority19.org; or 804.651.8342. If you can't make Ashley's schedule,and want to canvass, contact Ashley.

Clara Scott, BOS South Anna District (cscottforsupervisor@gmail.com) or 804.719.1805 or Chaz Nuttycombe (nuttycombechaz@gmail.com) or 804.301.3390

Stan Scott, Senate 4th District.  Contact Madison at Madison@stanforvirginia.org ;or 804.592.8426 or Lucas at lucas@stanforvirginia.org. ; Contact Colleen at lasseire@gmail.com ;if you would like to write postcards from home.

Kevin Washington, House of Delegates 97th District (info@kevinforvirginia.org or 804.873.3882).  Fighting for US!  Vote for Kevin Washington in the 97th.  Contact Colleen at lasseire@gmail.com if you would like to write postcards from home.


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