Gospel Music Festival II
Coburn Hall, at Virginia Union University, will rock and roll with some of the best gospel singers in Virginia, promoting voting and reminding all people "Voting is Our Lifeline"; sponsored by The Hanover Black Caucus. Purchase your tickets online, here, or at the door. It is created to celebrate the rich heritage of Gospel music and will be an evening of celebration for the many achievements of men and women of all races and ethnic backgrounds. The music will be great, with wonderful announcements, and surprise guest in attendance. Come, let your hair down and enjoy the festivities and let's get involved in our communities. On campus parking is available. Concessions will be available during and after the event. We look forward to you joining us at Coburn Hall, Bath Street, Richmond, VA 23220 on June 30, 2018, from 2- 5 p.m.
All pre-ordered tickets will be available at the door. Just bring a photo ID or a copy of your receipt. Please share this on social media and tell your friends.
For ticket sales, contact Mathew Jean-Baptiste 954-305-8303.
For ticket sales, special accomodations, and more information, contact:
Sandra Howard 804-662-0113 or Jonetta Spurlock 804-798-7660.
Let's get our strategy on:
Next meeting: Saturday, June 9
The June meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee will focus on the “suburban strategy” and how to get Democrats elected in suburban areas (including some areas of Hanover!). Don't miss this meeting on Saturday, June 9 at 10 am at Ashland Coffee & Tea.
Our guest will be Chris Bolling, the Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Chris, who was unable to make a previous meeting, will be focusing on subdivisions and more populated areas, and how we can Get Out the Vote here in Hanover. We all realize that the only power we have to put the brakes on this Trump nightmare is the power to go to the polls and elect Democrats to Congress. Immediately following the June primary, we will need all the strategic help we can get to get a Democrat elected to Congress from the First Congressional District. Let’s see what the suburban strategy is all about. Please don't miss the June meeting at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. As always, the coffee is on us.
The Primary is When?
Just days after our meeting on Tuesday, June 12, Virginia Democrats will be going to the polls to pick Democratic candidates to run for Congress. We will be selecting our Democratic Congressional candidate from three good Democratic contenders--John Suddarth, Edwin Santana and Vangie Williams. You've met them and heard them speak...now it's our turn to pick the best candidate to win against ardent Trump supporter Rob Wittman. Please vote on June 12. Tell your friends and family. It's an important primary! The stakes are high! Be part of the decision by casting your vote for your favorite 1st District Democrat on June 12 at your regular voting location. (If you are not going to be in town, voting "absentee in person" is easy, quick and pleasant in the registrar's office at Hanover Courthouse.)
Don't miss Gospel Music Festival II:
The Black Caucus of the Hanover Democratic Committee is presenting some of the best Gospel artists in Virginia at Gospel Music Festival II on Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in Coburn Hall on the campus of Virginia Union University. Tickets are only $10, and you can buy them at the June 9 HDC meeting or buy them on line at hvadems.com/gmf2 or you can send a check to HVADems, P.O. Box 22, Ashland, VA 23005.
"The price of the ticket does not reflect the talent that will be presented at Gospel Music Festival II. We wanted to keep the cost of the tickets down so the Festival will literally be available to everyone. Our goal is to raise awareness about voter registration. We will be registering voters at the event. Voting is a precious right that Americans have died for. All we need to do is register and vote. We hope Gospel Music Festival II will shine the spotlight on voter registration," said Howard, chair of the Black Caucus of the Hanover Democratic Committee.
The incredible line up will feature Cora Harvey Armstrong, renowned songwriter, pianist, and recording artist. Other artists include Caroline County resident Justin Morris, noted for his "Sam Cooke sound alike voice"; Tribute, a Richmond-based gospel group under the direction of Michelle Lightfoot; the 2nd Mt. Zion Celebration Mass Choir with director Kevin Pleasants; the Ella C. Johnson Inspiration Choir from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Doswell; Stacie Brown who has sung background vocals for Mathew E. White; and sisters Berkley Winston and Addisyn Winston will perform on the piano.
Coffee is brewing!
Wednesday, June 27 at 10 A.M.
At the home of
10445 Windam Hill Road
Glen Allen 23059
All Democratic Women are Welcome!
Nancy Patterson will host our June Coffee, a morning coffee this time, on Wednesday, June 27, at her home at 10445 Windam Hill Road, Glen Allen 23059. Nancy will welcome us at 10 am.
Please come for great fellowship and spirited conversation with like-minded women from all over Hanover.
For those who don't know, we are 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 may better work together. We have no formal memberships or dues.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 804-304-1951.
At the home of
209 College Avenue
Wednesday, May 23
The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm in the heart of the College District in Ashland at the home of Nelson Vaughan, 209 College Avenue, Ashland. These Democratic Men's forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers. The host and Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says come hungry as he will be serving heavy hors d'oeuvres.
This month's speaker will be Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021, the non-partisan organization established to stop Gerrymandering and advocate for a Constitutional Amendment to set up a transparent, non partisan group to draw up new districts line. Virginia is the 5th worst state for gerrymandering. Presently the district lines are drawn to favor the incumbent, in the 2017 election no incumbent lost their race. In Virginia representatives pick their voters, shouldn't voters pick their representative? Something is backwards here.
The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, envigorate, 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 county. (Hopefully we can turn the county blue.) 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 MAY 23 at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize.
RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at email@example.com or call cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.
If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend.