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MY TWO CENTS: CREATING OUR 'NEW NORMAL'


By Dr. Clara James Scott

I know you have heard or said it: “I can’t wait to get back to normal.” News flash: Things will never get back to normal. We will adapt to a new normal-pretty much like how life changed after 9/11.

Yes, these are stressful and anxious times as we juggle four (avoidable) major GLOBAL crises: racial and social justice protests, COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and the political climate.

The consciousness of racial and gender acceptance is at an all-time high. First, let’s talk about race relations because I believe it is the basis of many other problems. The public killing of George Floyd has confirmed what we as Black people have been saying forever. The systemic and institutional racism has “had its knee on the neck” of and suffocating Black lives since legal slavery (1619–1865) until today within the criminal justice system.

Two hundred forty-six (246) years of slavery built this country from the free labor in cotton fields to the architectural designs of buildings and inventions. 

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Our July 11 Meeting Features a Potential Governor

Please join us for our next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Party at 10 a.m. on July 11. We'll be hearing from a Democratic leader who might very well be the next governor of Virginia. State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, who represents a part of Hanover as part of the 9th Senate District, will be our featured speaker.

Sen. McClellan announced her candidacy in June. She has a strong record of progressive legislation, having served for 11 years in the House of Delegates and four in the Senate. She is a fighter for equality, education, women's rights, economic development and other issues vital to the future of the Commonwealth.

Once again, this meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you do not have the Zoom app, you can download it for free at zoom.us. Make sure your computer does not block it. There's also a "Join a Meeting" button at the top of the Zoom home page.

The login information is as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87432284290?pwd=QXF0bytGVUVYQXNyLzIvckQwc05FUT09
Meeting ID: 874 3228 4290
Password: 266542

If you prefer to do audio by phone:
Dial by your location:  +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 874 3228 4290
Password: 266542

Some of you have had difficulties in the past. If this happens, contact Steve and he will try to walk you through it.

Mens Forum

MEN'S FORUM POSTPONED

Due to coronavirus precautions

Watch for future information

Be safe!

JULY MEN'S FORUM CANCELLED

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Committee (HDC) Men's Forum has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Please watch this space for additional information. Be safe in the meantime.

The purpose of our monthly HDC Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, educate and elect Democrats to office. The Men's Forum provides an opportunity for Hanover Democrats to meet, talk politics and hear interesting speakers in our predominately Republican, but slowly turning Democratic county.

All candidates or their representatives also are welcome to come and say a few words (2-3 minutes).

Questions? Contact Don Barth at donna.don@comcast.net, call his cellphone or text 856-889-5905, or call or leave a message at his landline 804-299-3160.

Coffee Meeting

VIRTUAL COFFEE!

Be on the lookout for an email concerning the next Women's coffee in July. We will have an evening Zoom meeting. More info will be in a future email. Reach out to Diane Neergard at daneergaard@comcast.net or 804-304-1951.

Our Coffee Caucus is 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 can better work together. We have no formal memberships or dues.

New friends are always welcome
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