Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Hanover Black Caucus: Don’t Resign, Gov. Northam.

Sandra Howard

Hanover Committee Members Give Standing Ovation

More than 140 members of the Hanover Democratic Committee (HDC) gave a standing ovation following the reading of a statement by the Committee’s Black Caucus backing Gov. Ralph Northam. The statement was read by Sandra Howard, chair of the HDC’s Black Caucus at the Committee’s monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Statement by Black Caucus of the Hanover Democratic Committee:

How Much The Cost Of A Tower?

by Toni Radler

So Trump wants to put a Trump Tower in Russia. But at what cost? The cost of our democracy. 

Trump has done everything to destroy American's leadership in the world...he's done everything to weaken our strength at home...everything to make Vladimir Putin and Russia stronger at our expense. 

First Step: strengthen divisions at home...check. Trump has done that by focusing on immigration on the southern border. His actions there are as much a racial slur as a complaint against immigration. It's just as racially tinged as if he were using the n-word. His Trump style of hate speech has increased divisions in the US; the Southern Poverty Law Center has noted the drastic uptick in hate crimes in the last two years.

Second Step: weaken our leadership worldwide both economically, militarily and in terms of influence.  Check. Trump's done that every chance he's gotten. He got us out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that would have strengthened our trade position over China. He's criticized NATO and advocated that the US  leave NATO, an alliance which has kept us out of WWIII for 70 years. He's given Syria to Russia, letting everyone know we can't be counted on, not even to defend the Kurds, who have helped us fight ISIS. He's insulted our longtime friends and allies--Germany, England, France, Canada--and he's cuddled up to our longtime enemies and dictatorships.

Third Step: discredit institutions that are as American as apple pie, institutions we have trusted and believed in, institutions that make us strong. He makes every attempt to tear down the FBI, the judicial system, and the Department of Justice. He has tried to discredit these institutions and shake the faith of the American public. 

Fourth Step: discredit the legitimate news media, create the illusion of "Fake News" by lambasting our top media and reporters. 

Fifth Step: let's see, what would Vladimir Putin like most....oh yeah...to see the American government shut down. Make air travel unsafe and unworkable. Stop food inspections, prevent farmers and businesses from doing business, bring general chaos to the US. Check again... Trump did that. 

Every day brings another gift to Putin...

But wait! Neither Trump nor Putin counted on the Democrats taking back the house, under the strong leadership of Nancy Pelosi. Checkmate!   
Now we're seeing how a democratic government should work. Let's hope Putin's extended birthday party, with a gift-a-day, has come to a close. Let's hope that once again, the US is governed by three co-equal branches of government and that Trump's "anything you want, Vlad" is over. 

How much is a tower worth, Mr. President? Your soul, maybe. But not our US Democracy!

Noted Political Columnist & Reporter - Our Guest in February

Don’t miss the next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee on Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea when Richmond Times-Dispatch political columnist Jeff Schapiro will be our guest speaker. We are so lucky to get Jeff to speak to the HDC. He is one of our most popular speakers and considered by many to be the best political columnist in Virginia. Come and hear his take on the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, redistricting and the state of the state. You read him in the newspaper, now come and meet him in person. As always the coffee is on us.

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In addition to Schapiro, Eileen Davis, one of the leaders of the ERA movement, will give us an update on what’s next for the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA was killed in committee when Del. Buddy Fowler moved to pass it by indefinitely. Fowler did this in spite of the room full of ERA proponents and just as many standing outside the hall in support of just letting the amendment out of committee so it could come to the floor for a vote.

Noted Political Columnist & Reporter Our Guest in February

Image result for jeff shapiro richmond times dispatchJeff Shapiro, RTD

Don’t miss the next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee on February 9 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea when Richmond Times-Dispatch political columnist Jeff Schapiro will be our guest speaker. We are so lucky to get Jeff to speak to the HDC. He is one of our most popular speakers and considered by many to be the best political columnist in Virginia. Come and hear his take on the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, redistricting and the state of the state. You read him in the newspaper, now come and meet him in person. As always the coffee is on us.

More

In addition to Schapiro, Eileen Davis, one of the leaders of the ERA movement, will give us an update on what’s next for the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA was killed in committee when Del. Buddy Fowler moved to pass it by indefinitely. Pass it by Fowler did this in spite of the room full of ERA proponents and just as many standing outside the hall in support of just letting the amendment out of committee so it could come to the floor for a vote.

Goodman’s Campaign Kickoff

Morgan Goodman, who is challenging Buddy Fowler for the 55th District House of Delegates seat representing Hanover, Spotsylvania and Caroline, will kick off her campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea. Please attend. With our grassroots support, Morgan stands a good chance this year!

Men's Forum

 

Wednesday, February 27 at 7 PM 

at the home of John Suddarth

10383 Morning Dew Lane, Mechanicsville

 Mens Forum

 

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm at the home of John Suddarth, 10383 Morning Dew Lane, Mechanicsville.  These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  Hors de oeuvres will be served.

This month's speaker will be Hope Jackson who is a passionate community activist and founding organizer of the Northern Neck Collective.  Her political outlook can be summarized as "Despair is not an Option."  But organizing and mobilizing the progressive forces of the community are options and that is exactly what she is doing.  The goals of the Northern Neck Collective are to:

1.  Create a strong, visible umbrella organization to support progressive groups within the community.

2.  Broaden the progressive base by attracting new members, including Millennials.

3.  Mainstream or normalize the Democratic presence in the traditionally conservative Northern Neck.

4.  Elect more progressive candidates.

All candidates are invited and encouraged to attend.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, 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 (but slowly turning Democratic) county.  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize.  

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please attend and/or send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend

We are Americans!

 Check out and share this beautiful video about the history of America who Americans are: 

https://youtu.be/N0gg40cb9Mc