Open Letter To Martha Knight Johnson 1st Vice Chair & Don Davis In Re: Edgecombe County Democratic Party Mess!

The Political Agitator: I have tried to help make Edgecombe County Democratic Party be successful but some Democrats rather follow folk who don’t give a damn about the Democratic Party. This is why we catch hell from other folk because this kind of mess is allowed. Well I don’t allow it and it is documented. For all of you who do not know Rev. Roosevelt Higgs was removed from the Office of Chair and Martha Knight Johnson supposed to be carrying out the duties of the Chair until a new Chair is elected. She carried out the County Convention and those who were on the call know how that turned out not communicating with certain folk and then had the audacity to come up with a list of names including herself to be appointed to some committees. As always I question mess so I am looked at as the bad guy but that is alright with me because I know when I am right about it while others are silent. This is why we are where we are today. A Bonifide Mess!

Democrats,

I am somewhat pissed that I keep hearing there is no kind of list for the Edgecombe County Democratic Party. I sent the list to Lorenzo and Don see the dated emails to them. Attached is what I sent to Lorenzo Predro for the April 25, 2020 County Convention. I stressed that the information attached was the information that Rev. Roosevelt Higgs gave us on the December 17, 2019 meeting to appoint a Register of Deeds.

I hate when folk play upon my intelligence. Lorenzo had the names and I thought via our conversation he was going to put them in Vote Builder and to use the names to reach out them about the County Convention.

Don Davis asked me to forward him the list recently when I told him that I had sent the list to Lorenzo.

I have not heard from Lorenzo nor Don about what they thought about and/or did with the list. Plus Martha Knight Johnson should have had the list since she is the 1st Vice Chair and attended the meeting in December. When I had requested the list from the  County Secretary Tamisha Dickens Patterson before this meeting she said she had nothing. Well after the December 17 meeting she should have had the list. I had requested the list and had told the Register of Deeds that was appointed to ask Higgs, Patterson and Johnson and she never received it from what I was told. I gave her and old list that I had because I didn’t attend the County Convention in 2019 when Higgs was elected as the County Chair.

It is the norm with these County Officers that they will not give up information when requested. The same happened in 2017 when Clee Atkinson was seeking the appointment for Edgecombe County Sheriff. He could not get any information from former Chair Lawrence Taylor, Higgs and Johnson. The party had no secretary because the secretary Yvette Hart-Brown was not allowed to carry out her duties because she was ignored by the county officers. If it had not been for Clee Atkinson all 21 precincts would not have been active. This is the year that Don put the information in Vote Builder. And this is the year that Higgs took it upon himself

It is my opinion that Don Davis 1st Congressional District should be working with the Edgecombe County Democratic Party since the order of command is County, 1st Congressional District Chair and then the State.

Everyone knows I record all of the meetings that I attend and they are on my YouTube page. I record so that it will be documented the mess that goes on because up until now it was guaranteed mess all except when Don was called in to run the meetings like during the Sheriff Appointment and some others. This is why I laugh when Higgs, Gladys Shelton 2nd Vice Chair and some others say Higgs have done a good job. Yes he has a damn good job of tearing up the party even when Lawrence Taylor was the chair.

From what I understand is that during the 2019 County Convention when Higgs was elected that it was a mess. This was the 1st County Convention I have missed that I can remember in all of my years since I have been active in the party since the late 80’s. I have served as a Precinct Chair (Current), County Executive Committee, 3rd Vice and has served as County Chair from 1998 -1999 serving out the unexpired term of Celestine Lyons who had to suspend her office to run against a County Commissioner.

It is sad because this mess has been going on since April and folk still talking about there is no list. Well whether the list is legit or not I do know it was used in December to appoint the Register of Deeds. If the names are not correct and if the precincts didn’t meet, this could have been easily taken care of. It is a shame that July 21 will be 2 whole months with folk playing games about precincts being organized.

The Edgecombe County Executive Officers Chair, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice, 3rd Vice, Secretary and Treasurer can call meetings at any time. Since Higgs was not doing his job that mean that the 1st Vice and the others could have stepped up to the plate but nope.

I strongly support the election of all new officers because all of the current County Officers have failed to carry out their duties and then have ignored others who have questioned them and asked them to do something to get party organized.

It is sad that with one of the most important Election of my lifetime and I am 57 years old we are still talking about a damn precinct list.

I am calling for all of the County Officers and including the 1st Congressional District Chair Senator Don Davis to step down.

I have sent my Precinct information in more than once and I have registered for the upcoming meeting and have not received any confirmations. Hell I don’t even know if I am registered to participate in the upcoming meeting/s.

I’ll wait!

Sincerely, 

Curmilus Dancy II

Curmilus Dancy II (Butch)

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Curmilus Dancy II

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COVID-19, Graduations, Black Lives Matter, Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Removed, Confederate Monuments, Honeywell Furlough Year 2020

I have faced and seen some things this year and it is only 6 months in.

I have survived the COVID-19 as I speak even though I have been working he entire time. I was considered an Essential Worker so I didn’t get the week off from work without pay like some of my co-workers. They were supposed to get 2 weeks but they didn’t have to do a 2nd week. However they did get unemployment and the COVID-19 Funds.

I am proud of my son Curmilus Dancy III (CJ) who graduated from Pitt Community College Greenville NC receiving a degree in Business Administration and my daughter India Matita Dancy who received her Masters in Political Science from NC Central in Durham NC.

The Black Lives Matter Movement has reached across the nation. It began some years ago but not at the level it has reached now. Although I am not a member of the actual Black Lives Matter Organization, I have always known my Black Ass Mattered and have been fighting for Black Folk All of my Adult Life.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party can now move forward hopefully because one of the problems the party has experienced has been Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and his behavior. I have been challenging this guy since the 90’s. On June 13 he was removed as the Chair of the County and can not serve as an officer on the local, state and/or national level in the next 2 years. Peace be still!

I am happy to see the Confederate Monument come down in Rocky Mount. I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we were tasked by the Rocky Mount City Council to host a series of 4 meetings to have community discussions last year. However the monument came down in this season. But not only am I pleased to see it come down in Rocky Mount but across the nation. Tarboro NC what are you waiting on? I have a Tarboro address although I live 7 miles out of Tarboro and 3 miles out of Pinetops.

This week I survived the Honeywell Furlough. I have been working at Honeywell for 33 years and nearly 6 months. I have endured some things and by the grace of God he has kept me. It has been tough some times but because of my knowledge of how to deal with issues and situations, I have survived.

I am going to miss some of my co-workers. But no matter what I wish all of them the best.

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#Somethingswrong
#Timeforwaitingisover
#Sickandtiredofbeingsickandtired
#Blacklivesmatter #Iwatchedvideo
#Whereisthethreat
#
Icantbreathe8minutes46seconds
#Policebrutalitymurdertheytired

#1898WilmingtonRaceRiot
#1921TulsaBlackWallStreet
#Confederatemonumentstograveyard
#Tiredofsafenegroblackfolk
#Unstablepresident
#Iamnotok #Ibeenengagedbeforenow
#Coronavirusstayfocused #Stayhome

Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Breaking News – Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Appeal Of The NC Democratic Party Council Of Review That Removed Him From The Party Upheld By The State Party

On Thursday the NC Democratic Party granted Rev. Roosevelt Higgs an appeal and the appeal process ended with the Party upholding the Council of Review decision to remove him as the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair.

This has bee a long time coming and I have been challenging him since the 90’s but because he had the Gladys Sheltons in the party who said some were jealous of Higgs is why the process took so long to remove him.

It is sad that the Precinct Chairs in the Precinct where Higgs claimed he lived allowed him to serve knowing he didn’t live and do not live in Speed ought to be ashamed of themselves.

It is also sad that the Pastors, ministers, school board members and others who allowed Higgs to disrespect others especially the women in the party ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Hell some of the Democratic Women even accused me of being the problem within the party because I challenged Higgs during the meetings and damn he gave them hell. But then when I didn’t attend the 2019 Convention when Roosevelt was elected they asked me where was I. I was in the Edgecombe County Sheriff Academy and we had a meet on that Saturday and I was suppose to attend. However I volunteered to work a couple of hours and I didn’t get off in time to attend either.

I had to take Higgs to court several years ago because he was bullying me about the Democratic Party and these same Black Folk who have voted him in over and over again as the chair and vice chair created this bully. Just sad!

Higgs has attempted to manipulate several appointments dating back to the Sheriff during the appointment of Sheriff Knight, Sheriff during appointment of Clee Atkinson and Register of Deeds appointments.

I have taken out a no contact order on him again and this time if granted it will be different. My sharing of Higgs bullying and harassing voicemail messages is what took him out. I am a documentative person because I know that you have to prove yourself. This time around Higgs will not be able to come to the party meetings because he is no longer an officer.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party must meet within 30 days from Thursday June 25, 2020 to replace Higgs. I am looking forward to replace Gladys Shelton’s seat as well because she was never elected but was appointed by Higgs because Attorney Jim Marrow was nominated during the meeting but was not present. He declined so that is how Higgs got to appoint Shelton.

It is my desire that we get someone outside of the current chairs to be the next Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair. I strongly feel that the only way we can move forward productively is that Martha Knight Johnson 1st Vice Chair, Gladys Shelton 2nd Vice Chair and Bronson Williams 3rd Vice Chair do not seek to become the chair. I feel we need a person to come in that is eager to move the party forward and not be associated with any of the current baggage that we have had to deal with over the years. We need a new face, a new voice as the chair. I would love to see a young person between 21 and 41 who are a Political Science Major and hungry to begin a political journey.

Now don’t get it twisted because my opinion is not the qualifications to be the chair.

I challenge all Democrats of Edgecombe County to lets unite and move forward because in this season of the Pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement, Removable of Confederate Statues, Police Brutality/Murder and Trump Mess that we need to elect folk that care about all folk.

#Fearoftheshiftabsodamnlutely
#Sickandtiredofbeingsickandtired
#Blacklivesmatter #Iwatchedvideo
#Whereisthethreat
#
Icantbreathe8minutes46seconds
#Policebrutalitymurdertheytired

#1898WilmingtonRaceRiot
#1921TulsaBlackWallStreet
#Confederatemonumentstograveyard
#Tiredofsafenegroblackfolk
#Unstablepresident
#Iamnotok #Ibeenengagedbeforenow
#Coronavirusstayfocused #Stayhome

Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Higgs Appeal Ruling By NC Democratic Party Council Of Review

The following shows just how unstable this guy is because he says the party does not mean anything to him so why would he appeal? He says he has started another party. He continues to bash the State Chair Wayne Goodwin trying to discredit him and the Democratic Party of North Carolina. He said he will do whatever he can to keep Goodwin from winning the office of the NC State Insurance Commissioner.

It is sad that the Council of Review will have to waste their time to hear an appeal from someone who says, “As far as I’m concerned, they can all go to hell,” Higgs told the Telegram Sunday. “The North Carolina Democratic Party is the equivalent of a slave ship.” He also left the same message and more in the voicemails that he left on for me also.

If I had my say I would say Appeal Denied because if you have no respect for higher authority, why should the COR have to entertain this foolery. It ought to be something in the Plan of Organization that states that an Appeal can be denied according to the conduct and actions that a Democratic Party member shows before, during and after a hearing to remove individuals. But this just my ignant opinion.

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See related:
Democrats oust Edgecombe party leader 

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs History Of Harassing Phone Calls Now Has Been Removed From Edgecombe County Democratic Party By The Council Of Review 

Breaking News – Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Was Removed As Chair By The NC State Democratic Party Council Of Review

Breaking News – Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Was Removed As Chair By The NC State Democratic Party Council Of Review

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party was removed as the County Chair today Saturday June 13, 2020 at around 5:45 PM through a ZOOM meeting. The meeting lasted from 1:00 PM til 5:45 PM.

The NC State Democratic Party Council of Review voted unanimously to remove Higgs immediately from the party and he can not hold any office on the County, State & National Level.

I have been challenging Higgs since the late 80’s early 90’s and today is a good day for me. He has been a nasty something and especially to women in the party. I have videoed the meetings so it is documented.

What I hate is the men in the Democratic Party some Pastors, Ministers and some that suppose to be Men of Standard that attended the meetings didn’t speak up when Higgs disrespected these women, myself and some others.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party will have to meet within 30 days to replace Higgs and also elect a 2nd Vice Chair that Higgs appointed Gladys Shelton because he had put Attorney Jim Marrow in the seat and he declined so that is how Shelton ended up in the seat.

Stay tuned for the official letter from State Democratic Party coming soon with the response from the COR and that we must meet to replace Higgs.

Higgs called me several times yesterday leaving messages because I have him blocked and his calls goes directly to my voicemail. He also called this morning. Listen to the 4 messages that he left on my voicemail.

Edgecombe County Democrats can now move forward. I hope we can get a young person to want to be the chair and also elect another young person to take the seat that Gladys Shelton was appointed to by Higgs because a meeting was never called to elect a 2nd Vice Chair.

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Be Aware Of Some Harsh Explicit Language
This Guy Is Unstable!
4 Messages Total

#Iwatchedvideo
#Iamnotok
#Ibeenengagedbeforenow
#Policebrutalitymurdertheytired
#Blacklivesmatter
#Icantbreathe8minutes46seconds
#Tiredofsafenegroblackfolk
#Unstablepresident
#Coronavirusstayfocused
#Stayhome

Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Democratic Party Edgecombe & Nash Counties

With all that are going on politically I can’t wait to see who will be appointed and elected to positions within the Democratic Party locally.

In Edgecombe County we have a weak Democratic Party led by Rev. Roosevelt Higgs. The party has no meetings unless it has to such as the recent meeting for the appointment of Register of Deeds. So if the former Register of Deeds had not retired we would not have had a meeting. Thank you Robin Williams Braswell for your years of service and also for being the reason we had a Democratic Party meeting. It was you who made the party meet.

The party do not meet because Rev. Roosevelt Higgs intentionally do not want the party to meet. But I can’t blame him because the Democrats that voted him as the chair are to blame. But that speaks highly of them too.

In Nash County some Democrats over there were the main supporters of the Republican Sandy Roberson for mayor. Kevin Jones, Gwen Wilkins, Ron Green, Rev. Ray Green and Mary Wells to name a few were some of his top supporters. I am going to see what role these Democrats have within the party because if Democrats support these and the others within the party, then the party is a lie and the truth ain’t in them. How can the party support these Democrats who openly supported a Republican?

Well I am going to sit back and wait to see how the twin counties party move forward. Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Sad The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Does Not Inform The Democrats About Democratic Information

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Photos credit: Deborah Jordan

Sad the Edgecombe County Democratic Party, the DW of Edgecombe County along with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections didn’t publicize this.

What good is having a Edgecombe County Democratic Party if they are not going to inform the Democrats of Democratic Party information.

Edgecombe County Board of Elections swearing in Tuesday March 5, 2019 12 Noon. Board consist of 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans.

Any Candidate Running For An Office In Edgecombe County You Better Not Give The Democratic Party Any Money You Better Reach Out To Other Sources

Name one thing the Edgecombe County Democratic Party has done under the leadership of Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and now Lawrence K. Taylor?

The only thing Higgs did was to play around with the appointment of Clee Atkinson for Sheriff.

Lawrence K. Taylor has done ab so lute ly nothing but spent money that was in the bank account.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee love it because as long as the chair ain’t doing anything they don’t have to so you can’t hold them accountable for not doing anything when they have no directive from the leadership.

I have heard about a meeting but have not received it officially from Martha Johnson or any of the 6 officers or should I say 5 because the 3rd Vice Chair do not attend the meetings.

It is a damn shame that the Democratic Party Executive Committee continue to listen to Rev. Roosevelt Higgs who continue to mislead them about the workings of the party. Damn read the Plan of Organization for your self something that ya’ll have no clue about because you have not looked at the plan online and the party do not pass them out anymore.

The Executive Committee meeting held in January 2018 a quorum was not present nor the 2018 County Convention so anything that was voted on in both of the meetings are null and void. I don’t give a damn about Roosevelt’s motion that motion means ab so damn lute ly nothing because only 5 precinct packages were turned in and it was not clear who the delegates were from those 6 precincts.

I just love it how Higgs and Taylor continue to make ya’ll look some kinda ignant.

Democratic Party Plan of Organization

0.00 STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES FOR ALL LEVELS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

0.01 OPEN PARTY

Except as provided specifically within the Plan of Organization, all public meetings of the North Carolina Democratic Party at the precinct, county, district and state levels shall be open to all registered Democrats inclusive of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, philosophical persuasion or physical disability. Meetings are defined as a meeting of all committees and bodies created herein in which a quorum is present.

A meeting may be held in closed executive session to discuss litigation, potential litigation, or other legal issues when legal counsel is present. However final actions resulting from such meeting shall be considered in open session.

Within a reasonable time of its request by any active Democrat in the state, a list of the names and addresses of the members of any county or congressional district executive committee, or of the state executive committee, of any committee or subcommittee of the county, congressional district, or state executive committee, or of the delegates to any county, congressional district, or state convention, shall be made available for inspection, examination, or duplication. Each committee constituted by the state party shall establish a means to maintain the official list of that committee’s membership and this list shall be published in a manner so that this information is available to all registered Democrats upon request. For the purposes of this section, a “reasonable time” is presumptively thirty (30) days or fewer.

When County Committee is Not in Session.

When the county executive committee is not in session, the officers of the county executive committee shall act in the place of the county executive committee on all matters unless this Plan of Organization states that action is to be taken by the entire county executive committee. The chair of the county executive committee is encouraged to include the presidents of chartered auxiliary organizations in such sessions.

1.00 PRECINCT ORGANIZATION – Only 5 Precinct Packages Received During County Convention

1.01 UNIT OF ORGANIZATION

The unit of organization of the North Carolina Democratic Party shall be the voting precinct.
1.02 ORGANIZED PRECINCT

A Precinct is organized and remains organized provided that, at a minimum, an annual or organizing precinct meeting is held each year at which:

1. There is in attendance a quorum of registered Democrats who reside in the precinct;

2. The meeting was convened according to notice, access and other requirements of this Plan;

3. The required order of business for election of officers and delegates and for other business is completed at this meeting. And

4. The precinct chair certifies to the county chair in writing the names of those in attendance, the names of officers and delegates elected, and the names, address, occupation and employer of the contributors. Funds collected are turned in to the County Treasurer.

2.00 COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS

2.01 COMPOSITION OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Members. There shall be a county executive committee in each county composed of:

1. The chair and vice chair of the several precinct committees in the county;

2. The elected officers of the county executive committee;

3. The presidents of the duly organized and chartered county chapters of state auxiliary organizations. The respective presidents of the state auxiliary organizations shall determine those duly organized auxiliary organizations within a county and certify the name of the county auxiliary organization president to the state chair. State Party Headquarters shall provide the county chair with the name of the presidents of duly organized county chapters of state auxiliary organizations within their county. Should a precinct chair or vice chair be elected as president of an auxiliary organization, some other member of said organization shall be certified as the representative of that organization on the county executive committee. In addition, the county Teen Dem advisor shall be a member of the county executive committee and equally share the vote of that organization with the county Teen Dem president unless the county executive committee authorizes an additional vote. 4. Any member of the state executive committee from that county, not a member of the county executive committee by virtue of holding some other office, shall be an exofficio, voting member of the county executive committee.

5. All Democratic state, county, and city elected officials (whether elected in a partisan or non-partisan election) and Democratic members of the North Carolina General Assembly residing in the county shall be ex-officio, voting members of the county executive committee. Said ex-officio members shall not be counted in determining the number for a quorum or whether a quorum is present at a meeting. Any elected or appointed judge shall not be a member of the committee.

6. The county chair shall determine what shall constitute a duly organized Democratic Men’s Club within a county and the president, or some other person designated by the Club shall be a member of the county executive committee.

7. Any elected or appointed officer of a district executive committee or the state executive committee residing in the county.

8. A county party Attorney, appointed by the county Chair and serving at the Chair’s pleasure.

2.04 COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

When. The county chair shall issue a call for a meeting of the county executive committee periodically but not less than three (3) times each year.

2.05 DUTIES OF COUNTY OFFICERS

First Vice Chair.

The duties of the county first vice chair shall be such as may be assigned by the county chair and shall include the following:

1. Preside at county executive committee meetings and county conventions in the absence of the chair;

2. Plan and organize county executive committee meetings and county conventions;

3. Notify precinct chairs as to the number of votes that each precinct is entitled to cast at the county executive committee and the county convention;

4. Serve as the coordinator for all precinct and party organizing efforts within the county, in consultation with the other officers and consistent with the strategic plan approved by the county executive committee;

5. Attend meetings of the district executive committee;

6. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the county executive committee;

7. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office.

5.00 COUNTY CONVENTIONS No Quorum, Chair Did Not Give Out Time and Location In A Timely Fashion

5.01 MEETING AND FUNCTION

Annual Meeting. Annual county conventions shall be held on a date designated by the county chair that is within the eight (8) day period designated by the state chair pursuant to Section 4.08

(2). The county chair shall designate the time for the county convention. Weekday county conventions shall begin no earlier than 6:00 PM and no later than 7:30 PM. Weekend county conventions shall be held between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. In presidential election years, there shall be no eight (8) day period allowed and the county convention shall be held on the exact date designated by the state chair pursuant to Section 4.08 (2).

Place of Convention. The county chair shall, thirty (30) days prior to the date such convention is to be held, designate the exact time and place where the convention is to be held and the same shall be announced prior to the adjournment of the precinct meetings.

Presiding Officer. All county conventions shall be called to order by the county chair, who shall serve as convention chair, but in his or her absence, the vice chair of the county executive committee in order of succession, the secretary and the treasurer shall, in order of succession, preside over the convention, and in case none of the foregoing persons shall be present, then any delegate to the convention may preside and serve as convention chair until a permanent convention chair is elected by the convention.

5.03 RULES FOR COUNTY CONVENTIONS

The county executive committee shall have the power to make such other rules and regulations for the conduct of county conventions, not inconsistent with this Plan of Organization, as may be deemed necessary or expedient.

Quorum. At the county convention, a quorum shall exist at any time at which there is present on the floor at least one official delegate from fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the precincts Quorum.

Removals.

Officers and members of the precinct committee may be removed in accordance with Section 10.00.

10.00 REMOVAL AND VACATING OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

10.01 GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL
Any officer or committee member of the Democratic Party at any level, including the precinct, the county, the congressional district, the prosecutorial district, the state senatorial district, the state house of representatives district, the state executive committee, the state executive council or any committee, subcommittee, or council thereof, who directly or indirectly, gives support to, aids or helps any opposing political party or candidate of any opposing party, or either a write-in or unaffiliated candidate regardless of voter registration when there is a Democratic Nominee, or who refuses or fails to perform his or her duties, or who is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, may be removed from office.

10.02 PROCEDURE FOR REMOVAL

Petitioners. Any active Democrat who petitions for the removal of an officer or committee member shall be called a Petitioner. Petitioners must be from the jurisdiction of the office or committee from which the officer or committee member against whom the Petition is filed; except that the state chair may be a Petitioner against any officer or committee member of the Democratic Party at any level.

Respondents. The person against whom a petition is filed shall be called a Respondent.

Petition. Except as provided in Paragraphs 4 and 5 of this Section, a petition setting forth full details of the allegations against the officer or committee member shall be submitted to the state chair, as provided below.

All Other Officers or Members as Respondent. The petition shall be submitted in writing to the state chair and shall be signed by three (3) Petitioners. Once a petition has been received by the state chair, the state chair shall provide the Respondent(s) with a copy of the petition and the opportunity to submit a written response to the allegations. The state chair, upon a majority vote of the elected officers of the state executive committee agreeing that the petition has sufficient merit to warrant a full hearing, shall call, pursuant to this Plan of Organization, a meeting of the Council of Review to hear the Petitioner(s), the Respondent(s), and other interested parties or witnesses. A two-thirds vote of those members of the Council of Review present and voting shall be necessary to remove an officer or member. The secretary of the Council of Review shall cause a detailed account of any removal and replacement hereunder to be filed with the state chair. The Council of Review shall otherwise follow its procedures as set forth in Section 9.08 herein.

Petitioner(s) and Respondent(s) shall have the right to appeal any decision by the Council of Review on their respective case to the State Executive Council.

11.01 COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Called Meetings.

Unless otherwise provided for in this Plan of Organization, the chair, or forty percent (40%) of the membership of any committee, subcommittee, or council authorized under this Plan of Organization, may call meetings in addition to those required by this Plan of Organization.

11.02 MEETING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

Unless otherwise provided for in this Plan of Organization, written notice, sent via email, must be given to members for all meetings of any committee, subcommittee or council authorized under this Plan of Organization, unless members request that all such notices be sent via U.S. Mail as follows: For county executive committees, prosecutorial executive committees, state senatorial executive committees, state house of representatives executive committees, congressional district executive committees, or the state executive committee when meeting to fill a vacancy in nomination to elected office or elected office, five (5) days email notice; For the State Executive Council as indicated in section 4.06 In the event of an emergency The State Party Chairman shall call a State Executive Council meeting within 48 hours, to be conducted either in person or by telephone, when an emergency arises regarding the North Carolina Democratic Party. Examples include, but are not limited to: a vacancy in the position of executive director, a pending financial situation, a legal matter, or any circumstance with an affiliate of the North Carolina Democratic Party that requires immediate attention.

11.03 QUORUM

Unless otherwise specifically provided for in this Plan of Organization, forty percent (40%) of the persons constituting the voting membership of a committee, subcommittee, or council shall constitute a quorum. At a county, district or state convention, a quorum shall exist at any time at which there is present on the floor at least one official delegate from fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the precincts or counties entitled to be present at the respective convention with duly elected delegates to said convention.

The following meeting notice is floating around and I understand Higgs and a couple of folk are telling other folk not to attend the meeting.

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In Response To Should Donna Brazille Have Waited To Release Her Book

imageFor me it does not matter. Sometimes I think folk have to reach rock bottom to get it. For me when I see others hit rock bottom hell I don’t need to get there to know it is real.

You see there ought to be major Democratic Party meetings goings on to discuss the issue of the party’s agenda and see what went wrong and where they need to go.

This could be a good thing because I have had issues with the people of the party every since I have been actively engaged on the grounds. However I follow the Democratic Party Agenda because, That Is What I Like!”

You see ain’t nothing goings on on the local level here in Edgecombe County as it relates to the Democratic Party just silent as hell.

Edgecombe County Democrats Deserve More Didn’t Get Crucial Information From The Former Chair Nor Do We Get Anything From The New Chair

So where is the message from the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair about the big announcement about the Gerrymandering court order in NC.

Damn shame!

But the chair always talking about they have spoken with a certain Senator but hell they live in Rocky Mount and several State Representatives are over there. Hell he ought to be on somebody’s email list when this stuff goes down and ready to share with county Democrats.

The President of the NAACP sent out an email however I received it from several sources.

Special Master Ordered in North Carolina Racial Gerrymandering Case – Southern Coalition For Social Justice

In Response To The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Letter Sent To Executive Committee

With all that is going on politically I sure would love to see the Edgecombe County Democratic Party being inclusive and involved in educating Democrats about the upcoming elections, redistricting and other.

I was not aware of a rally on September 16th and today is the 21st. Really?

It is good to know that the Precinct Organizational Period is in February of 2018 and that is around the time it usually is either February or March. I got that.

You say to secure a venure now. Really?

In order to be stronger together Edgecombe County Democrats need to be informed by the county party as to what is going on politically locally, statewide and nationally.

 

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A Courtesy Call To The Chair Lawrence Taylor Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Before I Posted The Letter Of Resignation

I called the chair Lawrence Taylor as soon as I finished my letter of resignation, Open Letter To The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chairman Lawrence Taylor Asking For You To Resign Your Post Effective Immediately to him. I talk about folk but I make sure I talk to the folk that I am talking about so they can hear or read it from me unlike some folk who don’t have the balls to come to me.

This is what I said to him, Mr. Chair are you intimidated by me because all I have done was try to help you and he said no and he didn’t know where that was coming from so what am I you saying? I said it appears you are not trying to learn what you need to know and is relying on Rev. Roosevelt Higgs to guide you. He said he didn’t know what I was talking about because he said I had got everything I had asked for. I didn’t respond to that but my response is not.

Mr. Chair said he was not intimidated by me and that he report to Don Davis and somebody sounded like it may have been a female and that he was going to say this so we would not have another conversation. I let him say all he had to say and then I said ok you know what I am talking about but don’t worry about it because we are going to leave it right there. I said he didn’t have to worry about me after today and that I was calling him to give him the heads up that he would be receiving something from me in writing and I hung up.

Mr. Chair again you have no clue because you do not report to Don Davis 1st Congressional District Chair alone but you 1st report to me and the other executive committee members per the Plan of Organization.

I have repeatedly told you you can’t keep having these meetings and not publicizing them because all Democratic Party meetings are open. You can’t keep calling meetings with your county officers and not making it public.

Well since talking to you, that further make me stand by my request asking for your resignation because you continue to do what you think is right by you and not by the Plan of Organization.

I am Curmilus Dancy II Precinct 11-1.

Open Letter To The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chairman Lawrence Taylor Asking For You To Resign Your Post Effective Immediately

I am asking that Lawrence Taylor Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party to resign because it is obvious that Lawrence is still running the party through Rev. Roosevelt Higgs mess. It is evident because the last meeting we had you didn’t have the sense to figure out if we had a quorum and asked Higgs, didn’t even ask the secretary and the rest of the officers. You appointed Higgs as a parliamentarian along with 2 others and did it at the end of the meeting. Hell that should have been done at the beginning of the meeting. Neither one is an attorney.

I am asking that you resign your post as chair of the party because you have had 2 meetings that were not announced calling a meeting for you and the county officers which is you, 1st vice Martha Knight Johnson, 2nd vice Dr. Glenda L. Knight, 3rd vice Attorney Jim Marrow, secretary Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown and treasurer Stephanie Hunter. I have told you time and time again that all meetings of the Democratic Party are to be made public. When the entire executive committee is not in session the county officers can meet but they are to be announced however anyone other than the county officers can’t participate unless the county officers allow them. I attended the 1st meeting you called and the only one that was invited was Dr. Florence A. Armstrong and she was allowed to speak. I learned about the meeting at the board of elections meeting the day before your meeting. I was there and was mad as hell because 1st of all you gave the officers an outdated version of the Plan of Organization October 2016 and I gave a note to the secretary to tell you that the latest version was February 2017. You had told me you were going to let me know about the meeting and then that night after the meeting when returned my call you said you forgot to tell me. Really?

During the 1st meeting with county officers you talked about how Rev. Roosevelt Higgs had tore up the party. You said no offence to Attorney Jim Marrow a white male the only white officer and the only white person in the room you said to him the person said he/she was not coming to a nigger meeting. Well hell I was offended and I should have said something but I was trying to follow policies and procedures. There were other things that took place during the meeting that I didn’t like as well. You talked about folk posted negative stuff on social media and I ain’t too damn ignant to know you were talking about me. Now you know I wanted to say something then but again I honored the policies and procedures that I could not participate unless I was given permission.

During the May meeting to nominate names to go to NC State Democratic Party was so damn embarrassing. You didn’t have a clue of what you were doing and it is evident you ain’t trying to learn and relying on Rev. Roosevelt Higgs to tell you what to do. I have told you time and time again that he is going to be your worst nightmare.

It is evident that you have a problem with me because I am holding you and others accountable for your actions. Why did you think I was going to change just because you became the chair?

The problem we have with the party is that you, the 3rd vice and the secretary are new county officers. I see the secretary trying to learn her role and trying to do what she suppose to do but has no guidance. It is sad because the 1st vice and the 2nd vice have no clue of what they are doing so therefore the the county officers are dysfunctional and are not trying to learn what they need to be doing. What ya’ll need to understand is that you can’t operate totally off of what you feel without first operating from the Plan of Organization. You need to get some training although some of you have been a county officer for quite some time. Actually you need to resign along with a couple of others if they don’t begin to do better. Get some damn training.

Obviously you do not have a cell phone but that is okay. However it would make you more accessible to the people you are representing.

I could say more however I think you get my point but there is one more point I really want to make but I ain’t at this time and will speak to you about it.

I have invested too much time in the Democratic Party and I will not allow anyone to make me look ignant as I serve as a precinct chair and as a registered Democrat. I have been doing what I do since the late 80’s and I am not going anywhere until the good master has the last say.

At the rate you are operating this is an insult to me and should be an insult to others but I dare not speak for them. If they like it, I love it but I will not be ignant to what is not alternative facts as to what has taken place since the time you have been in office.

I see you have provided food for all the meetings you have called and that is fine, however thanks but no thanks. When the party get to where it need to be then I will sit down and fellowship but after going through a bunch of b.s. like the 2 meetings you have had, can’t eat with you especially food you have hand prepared.

I am going to continue to attend the meetings and report out from The DCN News Blog Online TV. I will give my ignant opinion of what happens at the meetings and post the video online so that folk can prove me wrong. 

Lawrence I am asking that you resign because it is evident that you are not concentrating on learning the office you hold as chair. It is evident that you are relying on Rev. Roosevelt Higgs for guidance. It appears you are taking on some of the characteristics of Higgs and one that comes to mind is bullying. Could not be my wife. (Not going into detail.) But not going to allow it to be done to others wife without speaking out. It is evident that the 1st vice and 2nd vice have no clue of what the Plan of Organization is for and they should be trying to help guide you since they have been county officers and just moved to another office. It is evident that you are not attempting to address anything that is going on the local, state and national level with all that is going on with that other party. It is evident that you are working on petty mess such as talking about I am not the voice of the party. Sir I am not the voice and ain’t trying to be the voice. If I wanted to be such I would have ran for an office. Sir I would not even be a precinct chair if I could attend the Democratic Party meetings and have a voice as a regular registered Democratic citizen.

I am Curmilus Dancy II Precinct Chair 11-1.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Will Convene To Recommend Names To The NC Democratic Party For Consideration Of Appointment To Edgecombe County Board of Elections

Attention To All Registered Democratic Of Edgecombe County: The Executive Committee Of Edgecombe County Democratic Party Will Convene On Tuesday May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm ..@ The Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium 201 St Andrews Street Tarboro, North Carolina ….. The purpose of this meeting is to nominate and recommend the names of the three eligible Edgecombe County residents.. To The North Carolina Democratic Party to be considered for the Edgecombe County Board of Elections …..This meeting is being called pursuant to N.C.General Statutes 163-30, 163-41, 163-42 …And Section 11.02 of the North Carolina Democratic Party Plan of Organization …..

Source: Edgecombe County Democratic Party Facebook Page

Democrats Of Edgecombe County You Better Get Involved – Updated

Edgecombe County Democrats May 16, 2017

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections meeting will be held 5:00 PM in the Edgecombe County Administration Building Board of Elections Office and this is where Edgecombe County Democrats need to be with all of the mess that former Republican Governor Pat McCrory put in place trying to change the make up of the Board of Elections since the Republicans are in majority. The mess was and is to try to limit the power of our current Democratic Governor Roy Cooper.

Meeting date/location changed see Tuesday May 23 below: At 6:00 PM the Edgecombe County Democratic Party is meeting in Rocky Mount on the campus of Edgecombe Community College and during this meeting 3 names will need to be voted upon to be sent to the NC State Democratic Party and 2 names will be chosen to serve on our local Edgecombe County Board of Elections. It would have been good to have the Democratic Party meeting in Tarboro in the Administration Bldg. and we could have went down stairs to the Board of Elections Meetings.

All registered Democrats of Edgecombe County if you are interested in serving with Dr. Florence Arnold Armstrong on the Board of Elections you need to make it known and to attend the meeting on May 16 in Rocky Mount. It would be good if you would go by the Board of Elections meeting in Tarboro.

Note: The Democratic Party Meeting scheduled for May 16, 2017 was posted on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party today 5/9/17 but I went back later and it has now been removed. Updated 5/9/17 22:14

I also talked to the chair on Sunday evening. Updated 5/10/17

Saturday May 20, 2017  1st Congressional District Convention

The First Congressional District Democratic Party Convention is Saturday, May 20 at Edgecombe Community College (Tarboro campus) located at 2009 W. Wilson Street in Tarboro.  Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the District Convention will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Click here to see the agenda.

Source: Senator Don Davis 1st Congressional District Chair

Tuesday May 23, 2017 Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Attention To All Registered Democratic Of Edgecombe County: The Executive Committee Of Edgecombe County Democratic Party Will Convene On Tuesday May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm ..@ The Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium 201 St Andrews Street Tarboro, North Carolina ….. The purpose of this meeting is to nominate and recommend the names of the three eligible Edgecombe County residents.. To The North Carolina Democratic Party to be considered for the Edgecombe County Board of Elections …..This meeting is being called pursuant to N.C.General Statutes 163-30, 163-41, 163-42 …And Section 11.02 of the North Carolina Democratic Party Plan of Organization …..

Source: Edgecombe County Democratic Party Facebook Page