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 1:

Say we won’t forget. 

According to the Washington Post 206,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since the Columbine massacre on April 20, 1999.  The federal government does not track school gun violence, so the Post spent the last year trying to determine the number of students killed, wounded or traumatized by school gun violence.  This, of course, does not include the children impacted by gun violence in their homes and neighborhoods.  Tell Congressman Wittman (202-225-4261 or 730-6595) that we won’t forget these children and we are disappointed in his lack of leadership in passing common-sense gun reforms like banning assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines and requiring universal background checks.

Action 2:

Support our immigrants. 

The Central Virginia Sanctuary Network, which is part of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP), a long-standing interfaith non-profit organization committed to public policy related to poverty and social justice. This group helps some of the people most endangered by the policies of this administration. They provide transportation to ICE check-ins and immigration court in Northern Virginia and have sponsored along with the Legal Aid Justice Center, a DACA Renewal clinic and a Legal Screening Clinic at Sacred Heart Center in Richmond.Support our immigrants.  The Central Virginia Sanctuary Network, which is part of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP), a long-standing interfaith non-profit organization committed to public policy related to poverty and social justice. This group helps some of the people most endangered by the policies of this administration. They provide transportation to ICE check-ins and immigration court in Northern Virginia and have sponsored along with the Legal Aid Justice Center, a DACA Renewal clinic and a Legal Screening Clinic at Sacred Heart Center in Richmond.

To help support the legal expenses of undocumented immigrants, one would send a check made payable to "Virginia Interfaith Center" and in the memo line put "Sanctuary Fund".   Please mail checks to VICPP, 1716 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA  23223.

They need help to support the legal expenses of undocumented immigrants and ask anyone who is able to send a check made payable to "Virginia Interfaith Center" and in the memo line put "Sanctuary Fund".   Please mail checks to VICPP, 1716 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA  23223.

They also want to encourage Hanover faith communities to join the work of the Sanctuary Network.  For more information email Sally Gudas at seatide1@gmail.com or check out the website at http://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/issues/welcoming-all/sanctuarynetwork/.

Action 3:

Oppose the farm bill.

Last week the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2 the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 out of committee.  Unfortunately, the House appears to be using this bill as a backdoor to undermine longstanding conservation efforts. It would allow increased logging in national forests, weaken the Clean Water Act, and reduce funding for conservation initiatives, in addition to adding burdensome regulations to the SNAP (food stamp) program.  Ask Congressman Wittman (202-225-4261 or 730-6595) to oppose the bill unless it removes the changes to logging regulations, the Clean Water Act, and SNAP.  Also, he should oppose any reduction in funding for conservation initiatives.