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Our July 11 Meeting Features a Potential Governor

Please join us for our next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Party at 10 a.m. on July 11. We'll be hearing from a Democratic leader who might very well be the next governor of Virginia. State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, who represents a part of Hanover as part of the 9th Senate District, will be our featured speaker.

Sen. McClellan announced her candidacy in June. She has a strong record of progressive legislation, having served for 11 years in the House of Delegates and four in the Senate. She is a fighter for equality, education, women's rights, economic development and other issues vital to the future of the Commonwealth.

Once again, this meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you do not have the Zoom app, you can download it for free at zoom.us. Make sure your computer does not block it. There's also a "Join a Meeting" button at the top of the Zoom home page.

The login information is as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87432284290?pwd=QXF0bytGVUVYQXNyLzIvckQwc05FUT09
Meeting ID: 874 3228 4290
Password: 266542

If you prefer to do audio by phone:
Dial by your location:  +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 874 3228 4290
Password: 266542

Some of you have had difficulties in the past. If this happens, contact Steve and he will try to walk you through it.

If you want to watch the July 11 Zoom meeting live on YouTube, follow this link.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8XYH_xdXqcH1xE4kBoXiA

LEARN ABOUT VOTER PROTECTION AT OUR AUG. 8 MEETING

Please join us for our next meeting of the Hanover Democratic Party at 10 a.m. on Aug. 8  We'll be hearing from a Democratic leader on the critical issues of voter protection and vigilance at the polls.

Alyssa Pooler is the Voter Protection and Expansion Director for the Democratic Party of Virginia. She has a strong background in voter protection and improper purging of voter rolls. She will bring you up to date on what you can do to remain vigilant about the right to vote, both inside and outside of the polls. Click here to learn more about Alyssa.

Once again, this meeting will be conducted via Zoom. If you do not have the Zoom app, you can download it for free at zoom.us. Make sure your computer does not block it. There's also a "Join a Meeting" button at the top of the Zoom home page.

The login information is as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87613615335?pwd=TStvSHlPaEV4NEV6M2hrcFN2bXl2Zz09
Meeting ID: 876 1361 5335
Password: 542229

If you prefer to do audio by phone:
Dial by your location:  +13017158592
Meeting ID: 876 1361 5335
Password: 542229

Some of you have had difficulties in the past. If this happens, contact Steve and he will try to walk you through it.

If you want to watch the Zoom meeting live on YouTube, follow this link.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8XYH_xdXqcH1xE4kBoXiA

Our (Virtual) June 13 Meeting Looks at Racism

Former Vice President Joe Biden calls racism an "open wound" in America. He's right, of course; the wound and accompanying scars extend to every corner of the country, including Hanover County.

Join us at our remote monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, when we'll explore the issue. Our featured speaker will be Robert Barnette, president of the NAACP for Hanover and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He will give us an update on the lawsuit with the school board over the names of Confederates that still hang on the outside of our public schools.

As you may remember, the School Board voted 5-2 against dropping the names of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School. The discussion promises to be both timely and informative.

Again this month, we are safeguarding the health of our members by conducting our monthly meeting via Zoom. Here is how to join us:

Download the Zoom app from zoom.us if you have not already done so.

At 10 a.m. on June 13, go to the meeting link at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794543079

Enter Meeting ID: 827 9454 3079

Please join us for our monthly meeting in June to learn more about what we all can do to heal our open wound.

ZOOM INTO OUR MAY DEMOCRATIC MEETING

Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor will be our featured speaker. She will be discussing crimShannon Taylor landscapeinal justice reform at our virtual meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. 

Shannon became the first female Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henrico and is the first Democrat elected to a countywide office in many years, Since then, she has won re-election twice while earning praise for her work with the General Assembly and state agencies to fashion sensible, progressive criminal justice policies. 

A native Virginian, Shannon was educated at the University of Virginia and received her law degree from the University of Richmond before embarking on a career that has included stops in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Richmond and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Richmond. Hear Shannon tell us why the role of the prosecutor in 2020 is more than “top cop.”

Our monthly meeting will be conducted via Zoom and YouTube. Here’s how you log in to the meeting via Zoom for the best experience: 

Download the free Zoom app at zoom.us.  Check out this link to learn more about Zoom:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Open the app and click on Join Meeting.  We recommend that you click on the link to pre-register now, so that it can set a remind about the meeting for you.  Here are the link and ID: (The ID duals as a phone number to call in if you prefer to use your phone)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85751200944 
Meeting ID: 857 5120 0944

You'll be asked how you want to join the audio. That's your choice.  The meeting also will be available on Livestream through YouTube. 

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8XYH_xdXqcH1xE4kBoXiA/videos

Hope to see you all there at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9.

Blue Wave Bash, April Meetings Canceled

We regret to inform you that we are postponing the Blue Wave Bash, originally scheduled for April 23. At the moment, we do not know when we will reschedule it.

Because of the Coronavirus, we are not sure when it will be safe again to hold a large meeting. Furthermore, we are also canceling our regular April Democratic Meetings.

Normally, we meet every second Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Depot in Ashland. However, we will not be meeting until we can be certain that all of our members can safely attend.

As long as everyone practices good hygiene and social distance, we will be able to lower the curve and get through this with minimal consequences. Let us stay united in spirit. If we had a president who listened to scientists and trusted his department directors, we would likely be ahead of this outbreak. Alas, we are in the predicament that we are and the best that we can do is protect one another by washing our hands frequently with soap and warm water, keeping our distance from one another, and isolating ourselves when we are sick.

This will eventually pass. Use the time to email your elected officials or take one of the actions cited in Take Action Now. Until then, stay safe. All the best to you, your friends, and your family.