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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Saturday, October 02, 2010

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    Rick Waugh, Fighting for the Middle Class

    "It's time to stop the all-out war Republicans have been waging against the middle class for the past decade," 7th Congressional District candidate Rick Waugh told supporters at a fundraiser held Saturday in Ashland. The event was sponsored by the Hanover County Democratic Committee. About 40 Democrats met and talked with Waugh over hamburgers and hotdogs.

    Waugh's opponent, Eric Cantor, is refusing to support the extension of tax cuts for the middle class. Instead, Cantor is pushing to extend the tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and won't approve a proposal to extend the tax cuts to only the first $250,000 we earn. Cantor takes this stand at a time when poverty in the US is growing. One in seven Americans was living in poverty last year, according to the recent census, with children being the fastest growing segment of the impoverished and after several years when the middle class has been shrinking.

    Hanover Democrats listening intently to Rick Waugh"We can't continue to borrow more money from China to give it to the richest 2% of Americans. That is money that will be added to the deficit, money our children will have to pay back."

    RICK WAUGH vs. ERIC CANTOR: (from the Hanover County Democratic Party)

    RICK WAUGH KNOWS the Seventh District
    ! He KNOWS the people, our needs and our everyday concerns.
    ! He KNOWS our most pressing problems.
    ! He KNOWS how to listen.
    ! He KNOWS how to get things done.

    ERIC CANTOR NOs the Seventh District
    ! He voted NO on calling card consumer protection (6/10).
    ! He voted NO on establishing a small business lending fund (6/10).
    ! He voted NO on extension of unemployment benefits (4/10) (6/10).
    ! He voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution (6/09).
    ! He voted NO on enforcement against anti-gay hate crimes (4/09).
    ! He voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures (3/09).
    ! He voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief (1/09)
    ! He voted NO on shareholders limiting executive compensation (1/09).
    ! He voted NO on the Employee Free Choice Act (3/09).
    BUT he voted YES to bailing out his wife's bank.

    RICK WAUGH knows when to say NO.
    ! NO to unsafe drilling in Virginia waters.
    ! NO to oil in the Chesapeake.
    ! NO to corporate welfare.
    ! NO to lifetime positions in the House.
    … And when to say YES.
    ! YES to reforming No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.
    ! YES to supporting teachers and parents.
    ! YES to creating jobs and helping small businesses prosper.
    ! YES to plain, honest talk from the heart as a man who has dedicated his professional
    life to solving problems for Virginians.

    Learn more about Rick Waugh, his beliefs, and his common sense solutions at:
    ! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Waugh-for-Congress/
    ! Twitter: http://twitter.com/rickwaugh
    ! Website: http://www.rickwaugh.com/

    Rick Waugh has been endorsed by:

    Progressive Democrats of America: National Chapter
    Progressive Democrats of America: State Chapter
    Progressive Democrats of America: 7th District Chapter
    Virginia Partisans
    The Reading Window School
    Hanover County Democratic Party

    and many others.

    NAACP in Hanover County:
    Phone: (804)798-9798
    Address: P.O. Box 2112
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    Web Site: www.hcbnaacp.org

    Hanover County Branch NAACP monthly meeting
    Date: 4th Tuesday of each month
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Place: Our monthly meeting place has changed temporarily from the Hanover Recreation Center (because of remodeling) to the Pride of Hanover Lodge 264, 311 Berkley Street Ashland, Virginia.

    Hanover Democratic Committee is committed to reaching out to the community, building a broad-based political committee, raising money to support our efforts to nominate and run candidates for federal, state, and local level. We realize that electing Democrats to local, state and national offices is the key to making this country the best it can be for all citizens. We understand that political committees are built from the ground up and we accept that challenge as the Hanover Democratic Committee. For more information contact your local district chair:

    Beaverdam District Chair:
    Ph: 804.883.5210
    Fax: 804.883.7539

    Henry District:
    To volunteer, call Gordon Silver at 804-399-3000 or Toni Radler at 804-730-2364.

    For the rest of the county, contact the Hanover County Dems through this website.


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