Tonight we the Edgecombe County Democratic Party met and was a waste of time.
I am not ignant to the Party Plan of Organization unlike the chair, the vice chair and some others. I will challenge mess and I try to do it in the meeting but majority of the time I try to make sure my concerns are addressed before the meetings. Everything I questioned tonight I had already asked the chair to provide minutes of all meetings and how the money has been spent.
To show you how the chair has no damn clue of what he is doing he didn’t even follow the agenda he prepared. He has been doing whatever he wants when he want and spending the Democratic Part money.
Back to the agenda we normally open with Prayer no Prayer listed and a moment of silence was done in honor of Former Tarboro Town Councilman Roland Clark suggested by Rev. Roy Gray. It was not even mentioned who he was as if everyone knew him. Clark has been sick for several years now and expired on Monday January 29, 2018.
Roll call was done and it was not mentioned if a quorum was present so towards the end of the meeting I stated that I rule the meeting out of order because no quorum was ever announced so unless a quorum is announced then this meeting is null and void. But voting was allowed.
The chair asked that we accept the agenda and a vote was carried. I called for the question. I said I don’t see anything on the agenda about the minutes and the chair said he had copies of other meetings and there were no minutes and if anyone wanted to see them. I said I don’t want to see anything and if that was the case then that didn’t make it right. The vote was carried out and I was the only one who voted against the agenda.
When it came to the treasurer’s report I questioned it how much is the chair allowed to spend when the party is not in session? I said if I remember correctly we normally don’t vote on the treasurer’s report but had been just item for information I said if I am correct.
It is a damn shame that the party started out with a balance of $1640.53 and the total amount in account as of 1/30/18 is $164.14. However there was some discussion about some funds and the chair said he collected $75.00 that need to be added. Evelyn Wilson questioned some money from a Christmas Program and he said that was $34.00 and need to be added. I ain’t even doing that math because I haven’t seen the addition money that was spoken about.
But all these damn Democrats sitting in this room was silent on the issue of the minutes and the treasurer’s report.
I asked that the minutes reflect that I voted against the agenda and the treasurer’s report. But hell the minutes have been now excluded from our meetings by the chair and these Democrats said nothing.
When I asked Rev. Roy Gray how did he not say anything and he said the minutes prolong the meeting. Really? I said when you have conference meeting don’t ya’ll have minutes? He said yeah but they don’t read them. Really?
But all of these folk in this meeting know that minutes are a part of meetings.
On the agenda where was the chairman’s report? Damn when he had Linda Tharrington Goins down to do a report from the State Executive Committee meeting he should have been the one to give it. But he couldn’t because he didn’t attend, the 1st Vice Chair Martha Knight nor the other went or sent a proxy.
I have been trying not to attempt to file a grievance to have the chair removed and maybe some other county officers but after tonight I am gonna have to reconsider. I asked the county chair to resign months ago but he has chosen to stay on and do nothing but at the expense of the party and the treasurer’s report shows just that. Evelyn Wilson questioned him about where the money would go after an envelope was passed out asking for donations.
When it came time to talk about the strategic plan for the party I made some comments and so did Sarah Peveler of the Democratic Women of Edgecombe County. But because we asked for inclusiveness to be a part of meetings, Dr. Florence A. Armstrong, Lawrence Taylor and Martha Knight Johnson had a problem with us. Damn they made it look as if Peveler and I wanted to be in charge and that we were wrong for voicing our concerns. I be damn if anyone can speak for me when I ask to be made aware of meetings I have that right per the plan of organization because all meetings are suppose to be open to all Democrats. So these folk will not insult my intelligence.
I know atlest 2 folk Rev. Roy Gray and Dr. Florence A. Armstrong has been the county chair so for them to be silent on the issues of the agenda and treasurer’s report was just sad.
Bronson Williams spoke up near the end of the meeting when he addressed Johnson when she was asking for folk to join her to work on a strategic plan to get out the vote. Damn but a strategic plan was a part of the agenda. Bronson said that he had a problem with folk talking about I this and I that when we have a structure and he as a precinct chair will work with her if all of the precinct chairs are going to be a part because that is the structure that is already in place so why asking for names.
The secretary Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown has not been able to be a real secretary because the chair and the vice chairs have been doing their own thing but mostly the chair.
Tonight the chair said folk are laughing at the party. You damn right because we got an ignant a… chair leading us. Last year I asked the chair to resign especially after the county officers meeting at the library that I found out about. During that meeting the chair said no offense to you Mr. Marrow but folk said they ain’t coming to a nigger meeting. Insult to this white man, hell I was insulted as a black man because I wonder who the chair was referring to. I have not seen Mr. Marrow at a meeting since that time.
At the meeting adjourned I went up to get my precinct package from the secretary and Linda Tharrington Goins was telling Martha Knight Johnson to add me to whatever the party does because she had much respect for what I do getting stuff out. Johnson said add me to what? I said oh no she don’t need to add me to anything because I can’t work with her. I said we go to the same church and I can’t work with her. She ain’t about getting stuff done just got a lot of damn mouth and put on a good show in front of folk.
My videos don’t lie and neither do I.
I attend the meetings in a dual role. I am a precinct chair and I am a blogger ie: media. The local papers nor the local tv stations were present but the meetings are open to all Democrats and media if you have a meeting in a public place and all Democratic Party meetings should be held in a public place.
Edgecombe County Democrats I have been actively engaged in the party since the late 80’s and I know the plan of organization, got the resources and has put in the work. I refuse to allow anyone to insult my intelligence. I am a die hard Democrat but I do not support the actions of all Democrats. I support the Democratic Party Agenda and I recognize and understand that some don’t know the agenda, ignant to the agenda, in denial or simply just don’t care.
The Edgecombe County Democratic Party allowed the former chair to lie about where he has lived since the 1999 flood and he spent monies as he wanted to and now ya’ll are allowing the current chair to spend monies as he please. I will go on record every meeting in opposition to all of you who vote for mess even when you don’t even have a quorum.
I volunteer to video high school basketball games and I gave up the game tonight because I am precinct chair to attend a meeting that I already knew was going to be unorganized and just a mess.