August meeting: In-person; guest speakers!!!

Your Northumberland Democratic Committee cordially invites you to an outdoor meeting of our Committee. 
The date, place and time are:
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • 6 PM
  • 1701 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, VA 22473.  

Please note the time change from our normally scheduled meeting time due to the meeting being outside. 

We ask the following things for your safety while attending this meeting:

  • Must Wear A Mask,
  • bring your own chair,
  • confine yourself to your socially distanced designated area,
  • bring your own refreshments.
  • Bathroom will be open to all who attend.
When moving to the speaker podium to ask a question or make a point, please wear mask.  We have a microphone with disposable covers so you will not be contaminated when addressing our group.
Among items on the Agenda:
  • Northumberland County Democrat’s election activity,
  • Qasim Rashad Democratic nominee for Congress will speak,
  • Mark Warner has been invited, and may attend depending if the U. S. Senate is not in session. 
Please RSVP to fjkober@aol.com or 804 580 3530 or 804 366 3951.

RIP: John Lewis

One of the greatest, bravest and kindest men to ever live passed away today: John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.

 

John R. Lewis, a civil rights leader who preached nonviolence while enduring beatings and jailings during seminal front-line confrontations of the 1960s and later spent more than three decades in Congress defending the crucial gains he had helped achieve for people of color, has died.

His death was announced in statements from his family and from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Advisers to senior Democratic leaders confirmed that he died July 17, but other details were not immediately available.

Mr. Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, announced his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 29 and said he planned to continue working amid treatment. “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, equality, basic human rights — for nearly my entire life,” he said in a statement. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”

The best thing any of us can do to honor Lewis is to VOTE !!!!

The history of the right to vote in America is a history of conflict, of struggling for the right to vote.  Many people died trying to protect that right.   I was beaten, and jailed because I stood up for it.  For millions like me, the struggle for the right to vote is not mere history; it is experience.  We should not take a step backward with new poll taxes and voter ID laws and barriers to voting.  We must ensure every vote and every voter counts. 

The vote is the most powerful, non-violent tool we have in a democratic society.  We must not allow the power of the vote to be neutralized.  We must never go back. 

— John Lewis

ss-150308-selma-march-lewis-mn_1beb0e015dd9615ec9e1d71616a281cc.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg
“…we were beaten, tear gassed, and trampled by horses. I thought I saw death. I thought I was going to die. I don’t know how I made it back, but I know we cannot rest. We cannot become weary. We must keep pushing and pulling and find a way to get in the way.”

IMPORTANT: Voter registration information

Several folks in our area use a post office box to receive their mail, some do not even have a mailbox at their home.

This has led to some confusion with census documents because the Census Bureau DOES NOT send mail to PO boxes.

If you are concerned about not receiving mail about voting, you can modify your voter registration information to include a PO box as your mailing address.  The voter registration application REQUIRES you to enter a residence address, however, there also is a place down in the center of the form where you enter a PO box as you MAILING address.

Attached is a copy of the current Virginia voter registration form.  In the upper area where you enter name and address, this MUST be your residence address, NOT a PO box.  However, look down the form to Section 4 — check the second box and enter your PO box as your preferred mailing address.  Read the form carefully — it’s really quite simple.

VA-NVRA-1-Voter-Registration-Application-rev-4_1-(1)

You can also update your registration information on line at the State Board of Elections website:  https://www.elections.virginia.gov/

If you have any questions, contact your county General Registrar.

  • Northumberland County:  (804) 580-4655
  • Lancaster County:   (804) 462-5277
  • Richmond County:  (804) 333-4772

Join our July meeting on Zoom!!

Dear Northumberland County Democrat,

You are cordially invited to attend Tomorrow’s Membership Meeting conducted by ZOOM.  Below are the links to allow you into our meeting.

I thank you very much for your attendance in advanced.

Sincerely yours,

Frank Kober, Ed. D, Chair


Topic: NOCO DEM Membership
Time: Jul 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963894690?pwd=U084VGhMYnRsZmJXa09nOVRiWlFyUT09
Meeting ID: 889 6389 4690
Password: 584249
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,88963894690#,,,,0#,,584249# US (New York)
+13017158592,,88963894690#,,,,0#,,584249# US (Germantown)
Dial by your location
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 889 6389 4690
Password: 584249
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcQIAnflLN