On Election Day, November 5, VOTE FOR VIRGINIA’S FUTURE

The most important Virginia election in years is right around the corner:  November 5, 2019.

Virginians have the opportunity to escape from the dead hand of Republicans by electing Democrats to the General Assembly.

Here in Northumberland County we have two excellent candidates:

VOTE FOR

STAN SCOTT for State Senate, District 4

FRANCIS EDWARDS for House of Delegates, District 99

 

In local Northumberland County races, the Northumberland County Democratic Party recommends you vote for:

Supervisor, District 1:  James “Jimmy” Brann

Supervisor, District 4:  Thomas “Tommy” Tomlin

Supervisor, District 5:  Joann Blackwell — write-in candidate.  On your ballot, fill in the small rectangular box next to Write In, and, in the dashed line below, carefully print: JOANN BLACKWELL.

Sheriff:  Peyton Waller

 

Next meeting: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee October meeting will be:
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 7 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville
  • Bring a snack to share and join us at 6:30.

We have invited several candidates who are running in the November 5 general election to speak to us and answer questions.

Also, we need volunteers to work at the polls on November 5, supporting Democratic candidates, or, candidates we have endorsed.  Volunteers will hand out campaign literature and sample ballots as well as talking with voters about our candidates.

Notices from Lancaster County Democrats

Our Democratic Party neighbors in Lancaster County invite us to attend their upcoming events.

Lancaster Dems general meeting is Monday, August 26 at the Lancaster Community Library. Social at 6:30, business meeting at 7:00.  Meet Justin Williams, field organizer for the VA Dem Party.  We will be organizing our plans for this year’s very important election.
Other important dates:
  • Wednesday, August 28; 6 – 8 PM, canvass training at the library
  • Monday, September 2, 4-7 PM, Labor Day Picnic at the Masonic Lodge on Goodluck Road.

Our new field organizer

The State of Virginia Democratic Party has assigned a full-time organizer to this area.
His name is Justin Williams.  Justin will be contacting Northumberland Democrats by email and updating you to important events to help us bring out our Democratic vote.

Phone banking for Stan Scott

Do you want to do something concrete and extremely worthwhile?  Help elect Stan Scott, Democratic Candidate for the Virginia State Senate, District 4.  Stan is in a tough race with incumbent Ryan McDougal.  McDougal is a mega Trump supporter who is closely aligned with the National Rifle Association. 

On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21,  Frank and Bonnie Kober will host a Canvassing and Phone Bank for Stan at their home:  1701 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, VA 22473, located on Browns Store Road between Wicomico Church and Browns Store. 

The hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 3 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. 

For more information, please call Bonnie at 804 366 3951 or 804 580 3530.

Thanks in advance for helping to elect a great Democrat to the Senate of Virginia.

Northumberland Democrats July meeting

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee will hold our monthly meeting:

  • Thursday, July 18

  • 7:00 PM

  • Bring a snack to share and join us at 6:30

  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville

Our program features two presentations by “born here’s”:

  • Gwen Keene will talk about “Civic Duty in the 1950’s and Our Local Culture.”

  • Joining her will be Ruth Ball, a “born here” octogenarian.

Also speaking at this meeting is Rev. Peyton Waller, candidate for sheriff of Northumberland County in the November 2019 election.

The public is invited to the meeting.

Meet the Candidate: Stan Scott, candidate for Virginia’s Fourth Senate District

Meet the candidate:
  • Stan Scott, Candidate for Virginia’s Fourth District Senate seat
  • July 28
  • 5:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Bonnie and Frank Kober’s home,  1701 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, VA 22473.
MENU:
Barbecued Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine and homemade desserts.
So, pencil in this summertime event with Stan, and don’t forget your checkbook . We’re counting on you to help elect a real leader for our District in the Senate.
RSVP by July 23 to 804 366 3951 or boharv@gmail.com

June 20 meeting — JOIN US!!!

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting:
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville. 
  • Chat and chew will begin at 6:30 PM.
Our Guest Speaker is Mr. Luttrell Tadlock, County Administrator for Northumberland County. He will discuss several issues facing the county and will take questions.
Additionally, we will have updates from our candidates for State Senate, Stan Scott, Delegate, Francis Edwards and local candidates.
As we are entering the election cycle for November 2019, our Committee needs to begin planning for election day.

Stan Scott speaks on women’s health

Stan Scott is the Democratic Candidate for Virginia’s 4th Senate District in the November 5, 2019, general election.  Stan issued this statement on May 16.

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law anti-choice legislation – passed by 25 middle-aged white men – that would all but end reproductive health freedom for women in the state. Among other things, this would force women to carry a child resulting from incest or rape.

This came a week after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation that prohibits ending a problem pregnancy after only six weeks – before many women realize they are pregnant.  Further, this law could have the effect of criminalizing miscarriages and expose women who leave the state while pregnant to conspiracy to commit murder charges, whether or not they travel to seek reproductive health care.

Make no mistake: these people want to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Many would also overturn court rulings that protect access to contraception as well. If this happens, only a Democratic-controlled Virginia General Assembly can protect women’s rights in the Old Dominion.

My view is simple. Women have an inalienable right to bodily autonomy and to make health care decisions with support from caregivers and without state interference.  Government must stay out of doctors’ offices while patients and their families make very personal and private decisions.

Please help me protect women’s rights by contributing $25 today: a buck for each of the middle-aged white men who passed the Alabama law that takes reproductive freedom away from their female constituents.

I support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and expansion of access to the health care women need, including reproductive health care. We need to start trusting women and respecting choice.

Many thanks for all your support. This is your campaign, and you honor me by making me your candidate.

Stan Scott
Democratic Candidate
Virginia’s 4th Senate District

You can help Stan by donating to his campaign through ActBlue.

May 16 meeting

Join us for our May monthly meeting:

  • Thursday, May 16
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville
  • Bring a snack and join us at 6:30

Our speaker is Monty Diehl, VP of Operations for Omega Protein.  Monty will talk with us about Omega’s operations, state of the menhaden fishery, and, he will answer questions from the audience.