Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Win the 12th and protect rural farmland

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 Next Meeting

 July 13

10 am

Ashland Coffee & Tea

 Del. Rodman (left)

 Sup. Prichard (right)

Next Meeting—Del. Rodman & Sup. Prichard

Don't miss our next meeting at Ashland Coffee & Tea on July 13 at 10 a.m. when our Democratic nominee for the 12th District Senate Seat, Debra Rodman, will be our guest speaker. Debra won the June 11 primary and will be squaring off against Republican Siobhan Dunnavant in November. This is one of the most crucial races for us to win in order to take back the Senate in November. Debra is going to need our help. So please turn out on July 13 at 10 a.m. Find out what you can do to help win this race.

In addition, Ashland District Supervisor Faye Prichard will share the spotlight with Debra and will talk about the importance of protecting Hanover's rural farmland. Protecting our valuable farmland is an important part of fighting overdevelopment in Hanover. Faye, who is seeking a second term on the Hanover Board of Supervisors, is unopposed at this time.

As always, the coffee will be on us.

 

Coffee Meeting

Coffee is brewing!

Thursday, July 25 at 10 am

At the house of

Nancy Patterson

10445 Windam Hill Road

Glen Allen 23059

Long Live America

by, Betsy Farley

Donald Trump is planning a July 4th party to celebrate himself. He is also suggesting he will stay in office long after the constitutional maximum of two terms. This is not what the 4th represents. Look back at the Declaration of Independence, it is one of the most important United States historical documents. Take time to read and think about what is stated in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. It is something we should do every 4th.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly, all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Donald Trump, get a grip. You are not the change agent! Long live America and God Bless.

Support, don't Judge

by Shawnae Lacy

As I sat relaxing with my feet submerged in a warm bubbly whirlpool of happiness, a woman seated next to me struck up a lovely conversation.  We chatted briefly on the weather, our college-aged children and their next steps (her daughter was with her) and how grateful we were to be able to indulge in a trip to the nail salon.  

And then it happened…The TV was showing the national news and the headline story was about the new law passed in Alabama outlawing abortion and criminalizing any doctor who performed one.  The room was suddenly quiet and the nail technician just shook her head. The silence was broken by the voice next to me blurting out “Serves them right! If they don’t want to be pregnant they should keep their legs closed!”

I was momentarily stunned and confused. I’d heard this notion before – that unwanted pregnancies are the result of overly promiscuous women who don’t know how to control their sexual urges – but this was coming from a lady who I had just connected with on a personal level.  She had been warm and friendly and funny and approachable. I glanced at her daughter who sat mortified. Beyond that, her expression showed hurt. Like she knew if she ever found herself in that situation she would be judged by her mother instantly.

Like many others in this debate, I am pro-life.  I believe that children are a blessing and should be loved, cherished and raised surrounded in love.  But I am also a realist. I’ve seen that the world can be a dark, unspeakably mean place. As a foster (and soon to be adoptive) parent, I could tell you stories that would break your heart. You’ve seen them on the news as well. When pregnancy happens at the wrong time or under unfortunate circumstances, it can bring disaster to the mother and/or the developing baby. And to me, the ONLY person qualified to determine those qualifying circumstances is that pregnant woman.

When a woman decides to terminate her pregnancy, it is not a time for anyone to pass judgment.  It’s a decision between her, her doctor and her God and we need to respect and support her. If she decides to continue her pregnancy, we should use our energy to support her and her child during pregnancy and AFTERWARDS.  That support includes (but is not limited to) physical and mental healthcare for the family, an affordable quality education, gender and sexual identity acceptance, financial well-being and the right to not be seen as a threat and be killed because of the color of their skin. Real pro-lifers know that life continues after birth and doesn’t end until the last breath is drawn (or later).  And that’s my two cents worth.