NEXT COFFEE: FEBRUARY 4th, 2020 (10 - 11:30 am)
Greene County Democrats cordially invite you to join us for coffee and pastries on the First Tuesday of Every Month, at the Town Hall Building in Stanardsville (19 Celt Road across from the County Administration Building). Parking is available behind the Town Hall or across the street.
We have lively discussions concerning pertinent national, state, and local issues, guest speakers, candidates, and great fun and fellowship!
Please join us!
Two of the five Democratic candidates running for the 5th Congressional District will speak at the Potluck. Come and hear what Claire Russo and John Lesinski have to day about their campaigns!
NEXT POTLUCK: FEBRUARY 16th, 2020 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Please join us for our next Potluck and Business Meeting, held the Third Sunday of Every Month.
Social Hour and Dining 5pm - 6pm
Business Meeting with Speakers to Begin at 6pm
Come with a dish to share and BYO beer or wine
(coffee, water, and sodas available).
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH PARISH HALL
97 Main Street and the Parish Hall is on Ford Avenue behind the church.
Parking is available by the Parish Hall and in the "For Lease" parking lot across the street.
Please join us!
Come out and hear 5th Congressional District candidate Cameron Webb speak about his campaign.
--Greene Co. Library, Saturday February 1st, 3pm
Bill James, local author, will talk about his new book: Hard Times and Survival: the Autobiography of an African-American Son.
Summary from Mr. James:
" It is how I overcame all the heartbreaking, brutal, and horrendous circumstances that I was born into in 1947. I saw it all in my first sixteen years: unbridled lust, gross immorality, damning lies, and terrible brutality by my father against me and my mother. He tried to kill me once but kept up a constant campaign of horrible abuses of my mother until I left home at sixteen. However, success is the best revenge! After three years of alcoholism, I pulled myself together and went back to school on my own. That was after I spent a year in Job Corps from 1966 to 1967. From 1975 to 1977, I went to Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville. From 1977 to 1980, I attended Virginia State University in Petersburg. I earned my BA and MA degrees. I studied above a master's at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville from 1980 to 1983. I did not graduate, but I learned valuable life lessons. I started to write in 1993 about what had happened to me over the years and how I used my dire circumstances as motivation to pick myself up and make my life better. I hope I am an example that will help others who are suffering through similar atrocities to be motivated to not give up but persevere and that they will, as I did, overcome anything they are being faced with. "
These dedicated people have joined the campaign to run against Denver Riggleman (R) to represent us in the 5th District. Click on the link below for details on these fine candidates.
Roger Dean Huffstetler
Dr. Cameron Webb
All of the candidates will be joining us at our monthly meetings from time to time until the election in November. Keep an eye on our events section to see who will be with us at any given meeting!
Also, engage in the Campaign for Democrat Mark Warner who is running for Re-election, U.S. Senate. We need to retain his calm wisdom, experience, and strong voice for the middle class, poor, and homeless in Congress.
Richmond Times Dispatch, January 22, 2020
Justin Mattingly reports that Gov. Ralph Northam's gun control package continues to progress in the legislature following Monday's rally that brought 22,000 gun-rights supporters to the state Capitol.
On a 21-19 party-line vote Wednesday, the state Senate approved a “red flag” law. It would allow the removal of guns, through a legal warrant, from a person deemed “a substantial risk of injury to himself or others” through what is called an “extreme risk protective order.”
Democrats said the measure would help make communities safer. Republicans said the bill infringes on Second Amendment and due-process rights.
On Wednesday afternoon a Senate committee endorsed another Northam-backed gun bill, a measure that would bar someone subject to a permanent protective order from possessing a firearm. Democrats killed a handful of Republican gun bills.
Richmond Times Dispatch
January 22, 2020
Politics columnist Jeff Schapiro writes that Monday's gun-rights rally, which drew an estimated 22,000 people to Richmond, underscores Republicans' difficulties in Virginia.
Schapiro asserts that the GOP was "already in retreat because of its rigid resistance to gun control but mostly its embrace of Donald Trump." He says "the party’s contraction was in plain view downtown Monday" where many of the protesters were older white males.
(Wonder how many of these people were even from the State of Virginia??)