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Amendment 1 Does Not Create an Independent Redistricting Commission

By Cathie Lee

In a healthy democracy, citizens choose their representatives, not the other way around. A fair, impartial districting process keeps politicians accountable and secures policies and laws the public needs like affordable health care and quality education. However, the redistricting proposal on the ballot this November, Virginia’s Constitutional Amendment #1, does not achieve that goal. Instead, Amendment 1 institutionalizes an already broken two- party, highly partisan system.

Here’s why. A truly independent redistricting commission would need experts to analyze the citizenry and draw fair and unbiased voting maps that accurately reflect the population. Imagine the expertise a commission would need to perform that task. Read more

HEAR FROM A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE AT OUR NEXT MEETING

Join us virtually for our next monthly Hanover Democratic Committee meeting and hear from a candidate for lieutenant governor in the 2021 Virginia elections.

H0290Delegate Hala Ayala of Prince William County will be our speaker at the meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. on October 10. Hala represents the 51st District and is running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia with a vision for a strong, just, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth. Ayala, who would be the first woman and first Afro-Latina to hold the position, embodies the bridge between Virginia’s past and its future, as well as the bridge between struggle and success that many Virginia families face. Learn more at
HalaforVirginia.com.

Here is the log-in information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85699040716?pwd=cGtvK0IwbkpZcjFmUUVSS0NPZ0FXdz09

Meeting ID: 856 9904 0716
Passcode: 890597
By Phone+1 301 715 8592 US

Live Streamed on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8XYH_xdXqcH1xE4kBoXiA

Have issues? Contact Steve as necessary.

Mens Forum

men's forum is back!

After two successful and thought-provoking convenings of our virtual Men's Forum, we're ready to try for a third. After two successful and thought-provoking convenings of our virtual Men's Forum, we're ready to try for a third.

Zoom in for our next digital gathering at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 28 and stay tuned for speaker(s) and further details.

The now-virtual Men's Forum has long provided a candid way for Hanover Democrats to meet, talk politics and hear from interesting speakers in our predominantly Republican, but slowly turning Democratic county. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we are grateful for the opportunity to connect virtually, and to be back to our regularly scheduled programming. Thanks to everyone for your support!

Coffee Meeting

OCTOBER WOMEN'S COFFEE - STAY TUNED FOR DATE!

All Democratic Women Are Welcome!

We'll be holding our next Hanover Democratic Women's Zoom Coffee in mid-October, so be looking for more information on that soon. As we head into the last stretch of this most critical election ever, it's good to take a little time for energizing fellowship with other Democratic Women. Come to learn, come to talk.

Let's take inspiration from our beloved "Notorious RBG" to continue to work to preserve our democracy. There are still ways to help turn out our Democratic voters we can learn about and help with right up through election day. 

There's plenty of room for a really big group at these virtual coffees, so everybody, please join us and please encourage like-minded friends and neighbors to "zoom" with us, too. 

For more information contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net or 804-304-1951.

Our Coffee Caucus is a group of Democratic women of all ages who, in non-Covid-19 times, meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county for the pleasure of being with other Democratic women and to make bonds so we can better work together.