Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Take Action Now!

Unhappy with Trump’s destructive agenda? TAKE ACTION NOW!

This new resource from the Hanover Democratic Committee is designed to help citizens take strategic acts that will protect our Democracy.  Watch for weekly action items here on the HDC webpage, in your inbox and on Facebook. 

Action 3:

Change the names:

Last week the Hanover County School Board abruptly and inexplicably adjourned a meeting they had called to discuss changing the names of the two county schools named for leaders of the Confederacy. Although the public does not know why the meeting was halted, there is speculation that some members have moved toward favoring changing the names, so this is a critical time to make our wishes known.

If anyone is on the fence about whether schools or monuments with Confederate names have a place in 2020 America, please read this difficult, but powerful, testimony:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/opinion/confederate-monuments-racism.html?referringSource=articleShare

Then, call or write our school board members and ask them to change the names.

John F. Axselle III
Beaverdam District - Chairman
Phone: (804) 798-7782
Email: SB-jaxselle@hcps.us

Ola J. Hawkins
Ashland District - Vice Chair
Phone: (804) 357-3743
Email: SB-ohawkins@hcps.us

Kelly K. Evko
South Anna District
Phone: (804) 396-8228
Email: SB-kevko@hcps.us

Sterling H. Daniel
Mechanicsville District
Phone: (804) 746-1887
Email: SB-sdaniel@hcps.us

Robert L. Hundley, Jr.
Chickahominy District
Work: (804) 550-9222, Home: 730-3415
Email: SB-rhundley@hcps.us

Norman K. Sulser
Cold Harbor District
Phone: (804) 746-0331
Email: SB-nsulser@hcps.us

George E. Sutton
Henry District
Phone: (804) 779-3324
Email: SB-gsutton@hcps.us

Action 2:

Defund the Justice Department:

Senator Mark Warner has called for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign as the House Judiciary Committee is investigating charges that Barr is undermining the rule of law by giving favors to defendants in cases involving Trump’s friends, including Michael Flynn and Rodger Stone. Barr has named Trump sycophants as prosecutors in the D.C. office and is trying to do the same in the influential Southern District of New York office. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sharply criticized Barr, but said this is not the time for another impeachment process. Despite withering criticism from former prosecutors, law makers and even his own law school, it is not likely Barr will resign. One option left to mitigate Barr’s destruction is for the House of Representatives to defund (or to make credible threats in that regard) the Justice Department. Call Rob Wittman (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) and insist that he support the withdrawal of funds from the office of an Attorney General who is doing political favors for Trump.

Action 1:

Call out hypocrisy:

On Thursday the Trump administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of the suit filed by Republican attorney generals asking that the “entire” Affordable Care Act (ACA) be overturned. According to The Washington Post on Friday that would leave 23 million Americans without health coverage during a pandemic. It also means that the ACA protections for pre existing conditions would be lost, despite Trump and other Republicans having vowed to protect those with pre existing conditions.

Even though the viability of the ACA has not gotten a lot of attention lately, this administration’s position in this brief is likely to be a dominant issue in the presidential campaign. It is a winning issue for Democrats just as it was in the 2018 Blue Wave midterm elections. Do what you can to spread the word that Trump has, yet again, broken his promise to the American people by abandoning protections for pre existing conditions. Write a Letter to the Editor (https://www.richmond.com/contact-us/forms/letter-to-the-editor/ ) of The Richmond Times Dispatch and spread the word on social media.