The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm at the home of John Suddarth, 10383 Morning Dew Lane, Mechanicsville.  These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  Hors de oeuvres will be served.

This month's speaker will be Hope Jackson who is a passionate community activist and founding organizer of the Northern Neck Collective.  Her political outlook can be summarized as "Despair is not an Option."  But organizing and mobilizing the progressive forces of the community are options and that is exactly what she is doing.  The goals of the Northern Neck Collective are to:

1.  Create a strong, visible umbrella organization to support progressive groups within the community.

2.  Broaden the progressive base by attracting new members, including Millennials.

3.  Mainstream or normalize the Democratic presence in the traditionally conservative Northern Neck.

4.  Elect more progressive candidates.

The Northern Neck counties are part of the First Congressional District.  Democratic candidates there fight the same conservative headwinds as we do here in Hanover.  We have invited Hope to speak at our Forum because we here in Hanover share common values and objectives with Democrats in the northern Neck and we can learn from each other the best ideas to turn our counties blue.

All candidates are invited and encouraged to come.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, 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 (but slowly turning Democratic) county.  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, February 27 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize.  

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please attend and/or send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend.