Next meeting: May 17

Our next meeting will be:

  • Thursday, May 17
  • 7:30 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville
  • Bring a snack to share at 6:30

Joe Schlatter will speak about the growth of white supremacist and other hate groups.

Next meeting: April 19

The next meeting of the Northumberland Democratic Committee will be:

  • Thursday
  • April 19
  • 7:30 PM; bring a snack to share at 6:30
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville

This mainly will be a business meeting to include Finance Committee update, introduction of Badger Godwin as our new Treasurer, and the NAACP conducted by Dick Saxer.

Meet Tim Kaine — April 6

The Lancaster County Democratic Committee is sponsoring Dining With Dems featuring Senator Tim Kaine as the guest speaker.

  • Friday, April 6
  • 6:30 PM
  • Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club,
  • 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock VA
  • Music By Joe Oren
  • Cash bar

Dinner menu — your choice of:

Baked Dijon Salmon with lemon tarragon sauce; Mushroom Rice; Market Vegetables; Salad; Dessert

— or —

Grilled 7 oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper Whiskey Sauce; Roasted Garlic Potatoes; Market Vegetables; Salad; Dessert

$35 per person, includes tax and tip

For reservations, contact Lancaster County Democratic Committee at lancovadems@gmail.com

If Trump fires Mueller, we will take to the streets!!!

Donald Trump is publicly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible criminal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, as well as the efforts to conceal those activities.

It’s also possible that, rather than firing Mueller, Trump will obstruct Mueller’s investigation by issuing blanket pardons of key figures being investigated, firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (the person overseeing Mueller), or taking other actions to prevent the investigation from being conducted freely.

Any one of these actions would create a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump.

Our response in the hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him.

That’s why we’re preparing to hold emergency “Nobody is Above the Law” rallies around the country, in the event they are needed.

If Trump fires Wittman, we on the Northern Neck will demonstrate at Rob Wittman’s Tappahannock office at 508 N. Church Lane, Tappahanock.

If Mueller is fired before 2pm, meet at Wittman’s Tappahannock office the same day at 5pm. If he is fired after 2 pm, meet the next day at Wittman’s office at 12 noon.

March For Our Lives — Kilmarnock — March 24

March For Our Lives in Kilmarnock
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC.
 
Show your support for their efforts and safety by marching in our own community.  
Plan to meet on Saturday, March 24 in the parking lot of Chesapeake Commons prior to the 10AM march (that’s the Peebles parking lot).  
Bring your chants and signs and be ready to march on the side walks of Main Street to the parking lot of Grace Episcopal Church. 

Pre-Event Sign Making Party
Plan to gather for a sign making party (around 5:15 PM) at the warehouse of 35 South Main Street ( in back of Pearl Boutique) on Sunday, March 18 after the LDC Forum.  Sign making materials will be provided.  

Let’s do our part in  demanding that their lives and safety of our children, our families,  our citizens,  become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

All are welcome.  Let our collective voices, the voices  of the March For Our Lives movement be heard. 

Democratic candidate forum, First Congressional District

The three candidates for the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s First Congressional District will be at a candidates’ forum:

  • Sunday, March 18
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Lancaster Community Library, 15 Town Center Circle, Kilmarnock VA

Each candidate will make a four-minute opening statement and a three-minute closing statement.  The candidates will be asked questions that have been submitted from throughout the First Congressional District; two minutes apiece for their answers.

The candidates will be available after the forum for one-on-one conversations.

Candidates are (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Edwin Santana, Stafford County

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  • John Suddarth, Hanover County

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  • Vangie Williams, King George County

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Our next meeting

Next meeting:

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 7:30 PM; bring a snack to share at 6:30 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway

Program:  John Suddarth, candidate for Democratic Party nomination for the First Congressional District.

Stop this dangerous bill before it passes Congress !!

We need action to stop a dangerous piece of legislation from becoming law — and we need unrelenting action, not just one call or letter.

HR 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

  •  passed the House in December
  • now in the Senate Judiciary Committee

This heinous bill will allow anyone with a concealed carry permit in any state can carry a concealed weapon in any other state.  One provision of this bill reads:

Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carryor possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public.
Got that?
According to this proposed law, a nutcase from Texas can carry his concealed firearm into a Virginia school zone.   THE LUNATICS ARE RUNNING THIS ASYLUM!!!

Several states, especially Western and Southern states, have almost no qualifications for a person to obtain a concealed carry permit

Senators Kaine and Warner will vote against this bill in the Senate, still, we should contact them.  If you have contacts in other states, urge them to contact their Senators, especially if they are Republicans.  Here is contact information for Kaine and Warner:

Here are some links with information about the bill.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22concealed+carry+reciprocity+act%22%5D%7D

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr38

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/house-passes-concealed-carry-gun-bill-283768

Here is the Indivisible page with a script and talking points to use in opposition to HR38

https://www.indivisible.org/resource/preventing-gun-violence-tell-members-congress-prayers-not-enough/

Two IMPORTANT dates in March

Two important dates in March — put these on your calendar, tell your friends, be there!!!

March 15, one Democratic candidate for the First Congressional District will speak with the Northumberland County Democrats at our March meeting.
  • John Suddarth
  • Thursday, March 15
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville
March 18:  Three Democratic candidates for the First Congressional District will speak at a candidates’ forum in Kilmarnock
  • First Congressional District Democratic Candidates’ Forum
  • Candidates:  Edwin Santana; John Suddarth; Vangie Williams
  • Sunday, March 18
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Lancaster Public Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock VA

There’s a Blue Wave building — Wave Out Wittman !!!

Join Indivisible and Progressive groups to Wave Goodbye to Rob Wittman:

  • Saturday, February 24

  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM

  • In front of Wittman’s Mechanicsville/Hanover office

  • 6501 Hwy 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike); Suite 102; Mechanicsville VA

Make your own signs to Wave Out Wittman — there’s a Blue Wave coming to sweep him out in November 2018!!