Don't miss the 9th Annual Blue Wave Bash!
Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier.
Keynote Speaker--Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax
Master of Ceremonies--Sen. Jennifer McClellan
Sit-down Buffet Dinner/Cash Bar
Click Here to get your ticket on line
OR reply to the invitation which will be coming to you in the mail
OR buy your ticket at the next HDC meeting, Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Be Part of the Blue Wave!
The Honorable Justin Fairfax, Virginia's dynamic Lieutenant Governor, will be the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Blue Wave Bash on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education. Sen. Jennifer McClellan will be our Master of Ceremonies.
You may have noticed we have changed the name of our popular annual fundraiser. When we launched this event nine years ago, we called it the Blue Moon Bash because once in a Blue Moon a Democrat gets elected in Hanover. Well after the Democratic landslide last November, we have changed our tune. We are now calling this popular event the Blue Wave Bash. We're hoping for another Blue Wave in 2018...in fact, we are hoping for a Tsunami in 2018!
Please join us for a sit down buffet dinner and cash bar at the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier. We changed locations because we needed more elbow room to accommodate the growing popularity of the event. We wanted to assure that everyone has a comfortable seat to enjoy the delicious buffet dinner provided by Jake's Place.
Proceeds from the Blue Wave Bash will go to support local, state and national Democratic candidates. Be part of the Blue Wave. Join us on Wednesday, April 25. Click here to buy your ticket.
Coffee is brewing!
Tuesday, March 20, at 7 pm
At the home of
9396 Blakeridge Avenue
All Democratic Women are Welcome!
Our March Coffee Caucus will be held on the evening of Tuesday, March 20, at 7 pm at the home of June Bohrer. June lives at 9396 Blakeridge Avenue, Mechanicsville, 23116
Come for great fellowship and spirited conversation with a wealth of like minded women on this first night of Spring, 2018. There's much to talk about and take action on as we work to advance our Democratic ideals.
For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know one another so that we may better work together. We have no formal memberships or dues.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org,or 804-299-2399.
At the home of
309 Hillsway Drive
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The meeting location and date has changed.
The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on THURSDAY MARCH 22 at 7:00 pm at the home of Jim Hunt 309 Hillsway Drive, Ashland. These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers. Hors d'oevres will be served.
This month's guest speaker will be Sterling Rives, County Attorney for Hanover County who will speak on the workings of our county government, citizen services, citizens input, issues that face the government, etc. followed by a question and answer session. This will be a good time to more fully understand the workings of our county government, how to better legally influence our officials, what problems we face, how problems are resolved, etc. Now is your chance to better understand what we can do to better our community.
The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, envigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county. It also gives men another opportunity to get involved. So please join us on Thursday March 22 at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize.
Can one take a knee against shootings?
by John Schuiteman
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty — and lots and lots of guns and school shootings. There have been so many that my country is unique in the world. It’s a grand place where a sick and hostile person can easily buy an AR-15 or some other weapon of instant lethality and kill children. It’s a place where soon enough, in yet another place, another sick and hostile person will buy such a weapon and kill more children, or country music fans, or gay dancing people. He’ll do it just because he wants to.
It’s such a wonderful country we have. It doesn’t require every transfer of a lethal weapon (not the kind for hunting or target practice) to involve a background check. Such a check could thwart transferring a deadly weapon to someone who’s had a previous arrest for assault, been involuntarily confined for deranged or harmful behavior, was the subject of a court protective order, or other issues.
God and the National Rifle Association know that these weapons don’t kill people, only people kill people, but this is disputed in places like Parkland, Newtown, Orlando, Blacksburg, Las Vegas, and so on.
- Parent Category: News