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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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  • Thursday, March 03, 2011

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    Solidarity in Action: Check Out This New Video

    Check out this great video from our team here that pulls together some of the many moments of people power in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states where governors and state legislatures are trying to take away the right of public employees to bargain for good middle-class jobs. It gives a glimpse of the huge outpouring of nationwide support and solidarity for workers under siege by lawmakers who are bought and paid for by billionaire CEOs like the Koch brothers.

    As Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says in the clip:

    When you try to make unions the problem rather than the politically difficult decisions that we have to make as a people, then you’re not being very forthright and honest with the citizenry you’re representing.

    From a recent meeting of the Hanover County Democrats:

    Don’t Cut Education & Police, Armstrong Warns

    Hanover Democrats met at the Ashcreek Recreation center on February 5 for our annual pancake breakfast.

    Amidst an often humorous speech and good natured jabs, Del. Ward Armstrong, minority leader of the House of Delegates in the Virginia General Assembly, struck a somber note at the Hanover Democrats' annual pancake breakfast on February 5.

    "Fixing transportation is an important objective, but we shouldn't take money away from our schools and police officers to pay for pavement. To continue to create jobs, remain competitive in the global economy and invest our Commonwealth's future, we must provide the funding necessary to keep our public education system among the best in the nation," Armstrong told those attending the Pancake Breakfast and silent auction sponsored by the Hanover Democratic Committee.

    Del. Armstrong warned that House Republicans are taking funds from education and public safety to fund transportation. "House Republicans want to cut $65 million from public education, taking away even more money from schools already struggling with massive budget cuts from previous years." He cautioned that the proposed House budget also takes $150 million from the general fund which pays for schools and police...all to support transportation.

    More Upcoming Hanover County Democrat Events:

    Annual Blue Moon Bash
    Friday, May 20 2011, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location : Hanover Tavern
    For more info, contact: info@hvadems.com

    Ashland Strawberry Faire
    Sunday, June 05 2011, 9:00am
    Location : Ashland
    For more info, contact: info@hvadems.com

    The Hanover Democrat Newsletter: the newsletter of the local Democratic Party. Go here to click on the most recent issues (all PDFs).

    Here's an excellent local business highlighted in Green America's list of Green Businesses:

    Offers green products for the Earth-conscious. Green cleaning products in complete kits, all-natural baby gift baskets, and imprinted or blank reusable grocery totes
    Phone: (804)283-6269
    Fax: (804)335-1308
    14876 Scotchtown Rd.
    Montpelier, VA 23192

    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.

    King William NAACP
    Hanover, VA 23069

    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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