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.
Take Action: Stop the spread of white supremacist, neo-confederate, and neo-nazi movements.
This past weekend, violent pro-Trump neo-confederates, neo-nazis and white supremacists rallied in nearby Charlottesville, Virginia. Three people died and dozens were injured. Similar groups are trying to stage a rally in Richmond on September 16th. Trump has refused to condemn his neo-Confederate, neo-nazi, white supremacist supporters or to distance himself from them.
Congressman Wittman has been a big Trump supporter since the presidential campaign and has not contested Trump’s appointment of known white supremacists such as Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephan Miller to prominent position in the White House. Wittman did issue a statement about the rally: (https://wittman.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1458), stating that, "I despise and tenaciously denounce the violence, hate and bigotry that we have seen in Charlottesville. The rhetoric and actions of racists, white supremacists, and Nazi-ideologues are not the values of our Commonwealth or our great nation. I thank and pray for our brave law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm's way to protect our Commonwealth. My thoughts and prayers are also with the victims of today's violence and their families. We must stand united against all hate. As Americans, we shall have no tolerance for this violence and what it stands for."
Contact Congressman Wittman (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) and let him know that while you appreciate his recent statement, that his words devoid of action are not enough. It’s time for him to publicly hold President Trump accountable for his continued support of these hate and terrorist groups and to take action against them. Wittman must denounce the support that members of these groups show him, call for a restoration of funding to federal programs that work to counter domestic terrorist groups, and call for public Congressional hearings to investigate them.
Take Action: Prevent nuclear war.
This past week, bypassing advisement from national security advisers, Trump threatened North Korea with "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" which prompted North Korea to claim it was examining plans for attacking waters near Guam. Trump then said his threats didn’t go far enough. Trump’s threats of war with North Korea are threats to all of us. We must persuade members of Congress to ease tensions and speak out publicly for diplomacy.
Contact Congressman Wittman (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) and Senators Kaine (202-224-4024 or 804-771-2221) and Warner (202-224-2023 or 804-775-2314) and urge them to publicly speak out for diplomacy and not threats towards North Korea. Ask them to please publish their public remarks and distribute to constituents as soon as possible.
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Take Action: Contact Wittman about his continued alliance with the NRA.
For the second time this summer, the NRA has issued a video threatening citizens and journalists with violence. Contact Congressman Wittman and ask him, as a member and supporter of the NRA, if he supports (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) their encouragement of attacking fellow citizens with violence. Ask him to publicly denounce the NRA’s incitement of violence and to end his relationship with the NRA if they refuse to apologize.
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Take Action: Attend a Pre-Election Meet Up gathering for students and young adults.
The Meet Up gathering will take place this Thursday, August 17th from 7 to 9 pm at the home of Jennifer Chambers at 901 S. Center Street in Ashland. Enjoy drinks and desserts, register to vote, find out how we can help get our candidates elected, and meet our Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, District 55, Morgan Goodman.
Take Action: Get out the vote for our candidates.
Canvassing and phone banking are the fuel that propels a campaign. Please sign up to canvass or phone bank here: https://goo.gl/forms/RSTt7sOPaMaPAIW52. These activities let us know where our voters are, informs them about the upcoming elections and our candidates, and lets us know who needs help with an absentee ballot, rides to the polls, etc. Volunteering is fun, and it's vital to getting our candidates elected. We have a great coordinated campaign organizer, Ian McNally. And when you make a call or knock on a door, you are campaigning for our gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Justin Fairfax, our candidate for Attorney General Mark Herring, and our House Candidates, Morgan Goodman and Cori Johnson. Please volunteer today.