Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward


All Democratic Women are Invited!

Our Hanover Democratic Women's Coffees are for bringing together Democratic women from all parts of Hanover (and sometimes beyond) for energizing fellowship and for forming strong relationships to help elect Democratic candidates and promote our Democratic ideals locally and nationally. More information on our June coffee is forthcoming.

The Coffee Caucus is a group for all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, usually at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. We have no formal memberships or fees. For more information or to RSVP, contact Diane Neergaard at dianeandallen1@gmail.com, or 804-304-1951.

Local Candidate Training

DPVA's training director Emily Hamm is hitting the airwaves to bring local chairs and committee members professional training.

She holds VAN office hours every Monday from 6-7 p.m. Sign up here. Also, Emily will also be holding training sessions as follows:

June 8 - Growing your Committee Part 2 - Digital/Social Media Best Practices
Jine 22 - Post-Primary Session - Let's Get to Work

You can sign up for Emily Hamm's essential training using this link. 


by Liam Watson, Press Secretary, Democratic Part of Virginia

We officially have less than a month until our annual Blue Commonwealth Gala!

This week, we were delighted to announce Congressman Bennie Thompson, who chaired the January 6 committee in the U.S. House, as one of our featured speakers.

Tickets and sponsorships are still on sale, so there's still time to make your plans to visit us in Richmond see you there!

You can purchase tickets here. 

Virginia Stands Alone
After South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law a bill banning most abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy, Virginia now stands alone as the only Southern state without a post-Roe abortion ban.

It's not for lack of trying, though. Governor Youngkin has been relentlessly pursuing a ban on abortion in the Commonwealth. His efforts have been stopped by the Democratic majority in the Virginia Senate, what we affectionately call our "brick wall."

Experts and analysts agree that the election this November is going to be a referendum on Youngkin's pursuit of his abortion ban.

Balancing Buckingham
Chairwoman Susan Swecker has sent a letter to Governor Youngkin and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Anderson concerning the growing trouble with the registrar's office in Buckingham County.

In the letter, Chairwoman Swecker asked the Governor and the Republican Chairman to denounce a prominent GOP member's dangerous rhetoric, coming on the heels of a weeks-long saga concerning the integrity of the Buckingham County registrar's office.

You can read the full text of Chairwoman Swecker's letter here.

DPVA continues to monitor the health of electoral boards and registrar offices across the Commonwealth.


Join us at our June Hanover Democratic Committee meeting to hear from Dr. Rachel Levy, our next delegate from the 59th House District. The meeting will be Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at Around the Table, 155 Junction Drive. Ashland VA 23005.

In 2021, during a red-wave election, Rachel and her 55th House of Delegates campaign raised the Democratic vote by 30 percent!

This time, in the new 59th district, which includes the town of Ashland, Western Hanover, 75 percent of Louisa including the towns of Louisa and Mineral, and parts of the Fairfield and Brookland Districts here in Henrico, Rachel is running for the House of Delegates again. Joined again by her campaign manager, Ashley Hall, she plans to win and represent everyone, no matter who they are or how they vote. In case you're new to the area, Rachel, who lives with her family in Ashland, is a mother, educator and community leader with a Ph.D. in educational policy.

Please join us on June 10 to learn about Rachel's 2023 plan, her policies, to ask questions and to come listen to the future delegate of the 59th district!

If you're interested in learning more about Rachel, donating or volunteering, you can go to her website at www.rachelfordelegate.org

New Moon Bash a SUCCESS

by Daniel McGraw, HDC chair

Tim kaineThis year's fundraising event was one to mark down as an all-time favorite. John Suddarth and the New Moon Bash team did a fantastic job. The decor was amazing, the food was great, and of course, we still ran out of wine. Over $15,000 were raised and over 150 people were in attendance.

This bash had attendees from New Kent, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Louisa, Hanover and Stafford. Thirty years ago, Gordon Silver had the vision of what a quality event should be... And, WOW! Senator Tim Kaine spoke to our hearts, and gave us hope that we really can make a difference, we can move forward. Pat Hunter-Jordan and John Suddarth gave inspiring speeches.

We are grateful for the heartfelt talks from Supervisor Faye Prichard and House candidate Rachel Levy. Many excellent candidates were in attendance. And, actually!!! That may have been Rachel's best speech ever! The evening concluded with everyone in attendance joining the Blue Harmony Choir in the signing of America the Beautiful! Thanks again to the Blue Moon Committee on a job well done. 

View the video of the concluding song.