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

My Response To 1st Congressional District Don Davis

Dear Don Davis:

I first read your response on my cell phone until I got to my laptop so I could read it in big print. Wow! I have read your response to the issue at hand and I find it quite interesting. I hate it when folk play upon my intelligence.

Let me set the record straight it is not about you and Roosevelt Higgs unless you all want it to be. I am not dragging you into anything. It is called accountability.

It was never brought before us that there would be an expense for your services. However if it was agreed upon by the executive committee then that would have been in order but for Higgs to attempt to justify it by saying you deserved it makes no sense. I have never known the 1st Congressional District Chair to have to come in and do the work of the party.

Now let me talk about what I know. You came here 1st to the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission Forum which has nothing to do with the Democratic Party other than Dr. Glenda Knight is the chair and Rev. Higgs is a member. Information was being kept from folk who asked them for the public information as it related to precinct chairs/vice chairs and elected officials who had a vote. While they were contacting you nothing was even mentioned in the precinct packages about the Sheriff retiring and that the party would be meeting to vote on someone to be appointed.

There should not have been an expense on your behalf when we have 6 county officers not counting others on the executive committee who could have made sure the Sheriff Appointment was carried out properly if we didn’t have mess going on.

What this issue has done was justified that Higgs and his county officers have done absolutely nothing during their tenure.

I don’t apologize for questioning the issue at hand because there is a thing called policies and procedures so it is not about you and Higgs but about following the process. I refuse to allow the process to go unchallenged.

Yes Edgecombe County is in the system at the State thanks to you but if it had not been for the Sheriff appointment you would not have been called in and we would not be in the system. I understand we will receive $100.00 for having all of precincts organized. That was done only because of the Sheriff appointment but Higgs didn’t make that happen because I contacted someone to get with someone in Sharpsburg to get organized.

I will not allow mess to go unchallenged as it relates to Edgecombe County Politics and I have stated it time and time again.

Again thank you for your services however I hope this is a lesson learned because there are some folk who are not afraid to challenge leadership and we refuse to allow us to made to look like the victim for other folk ignorance. Trust me in the future I will question the fees for services provided to the county before the services are rendered.

I have never taken my focus off the newly appointed Sheriff nor anything as it relates to politics in Edgecombe County. I will continue to hold folk accountable for their actions and I ask folk to hold me accountable.

I will not be a victim as I have invested too much time offering my video services and it can’t get any more transparent than that. I have never been offered a penny nor have I ever asked for a penny. I have also been a resource in other areas as well.

Thank you my friend and I am focused. I am focused on it all.

Sincerely,

Curmilus Dancy II (Butch)

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Edgecombe County Democratic Party Acknowledges Gladys Shelton For Her Work In The Party Over The Years

imageThere was a resolution for 1st Vice Chair Gladys Shelton acknowledging her for serving as a long time Democratic Party in several capacities even as Register of Deeds and other that was read by 3rd Vice Chair but was elected 1st Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson.

Congratulations from Precinct 11-1 Chair on your services as a longtime Democrat and go on and take your rest. I am glad to see you still getting around at age 91. Be blessed.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Where Was The Resolution For Sheriff James Knight Retired?

There was a resolution for 1st Vice Chair Gladys Shelton acknowledging her for serving as a long time Democratic Party in several capacities even as Register of Deeds and other that was read by 3rd Vice Chair but was elected 1st Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson. I can’t remember who was responsible for the resolution the precinct that Shelton lives in or the county party however I wonder why there was no resolution for Sheriff James Knight Retired. Ironically Shelton and Knight both live in the same precinct.

Sheriff James Knight was not mentioned however the chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs made sure he recognized newly elected Sheriff Clee Atkinson.

Some folk will say anything during certain times trying to impress folk but I call it as I see it especially when it comes to politics.

 

 

Open Letter To Rev. Lawrence Taylor Newly Elected Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party

I immediately left after the election of you for chair of the party on today because I had to video a funeral. I congratulate and support you although I didn’t vote for you. The reason I did not is because I have been preaching imagecommunications for years. Bronson Williams has communications skills and if I am correct he majored in communications. Bronson has access to communications via radio and tv so I proudly supported him.

I don’t question whether you can be an effective chair and I look forward to working with you. I challenge you to do your very best to take Edgecombe County to a whole new level.

I have served as the county chair 1998 – 1999 as I filled the unexpired term of now Rev. Roy Gray when he stepped down and was suppose to go to work for Congresswoman Eva Clayton. I also had filed to run for school board and then when I was elected to chair leaving my 3rd vice office, I didn’t really campaign for the school board seat because it was not all about me but was about trying to keep the party together. I did just that.

I would suggest that you start having meetings monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly so the party can inform county Democrats about what is going on. I prefer monthly however social media can help in times when there are not meetings held. It is just too much going on with politics on the local, state and national levels to just have a meeting during the county convention and the district convention. The Repubs got some mess going on and the Dems need to make the Dems aware of what is going on to get them fired up and motivated to get involved in the party and to especially go to the polls.

Mr. Chair when you have meetings please send out all of the information in the packages stating what will take place at the meetings. When I was the chair I sent out the Agenda and on the agenda I stated the Section in The Plan of Organization that we would be discussing at the meeting so that folk could be prepared when they arrive. I also made sure I met with my other 5 officers and/or the secretary so that everyone would know what would be taking place at the meetings. I also wrote out what I was going to say on my agenda so that if something should have come up and I could not be there, I could pass on my agenda to the secretary and the next in line following me such as the 1st Vice Chair could move forward with the meeting smoothly. I kept my meetings in order and didn’t allow anyone to speak without addressing me the chair and I didn’t entertain no foolishness. I was able to keep out mess and my meeting lasted right around 1 hour.

If I can assist you at anytime as one of your precinct chairs, please feel free to contact me anytime. You know how to get up with me.

Again congratulations and I support you as my chair.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention Commissioner Viola Harris Questioned Rev. Roosevelt Higgs About $500.00

During the treasurer’s report Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris questioned did Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs get the $500.00 by the executive committee to pay the 1st Congressional District Chair Senator Don Davis to come in to do the appointment process for the replacement of Sheriff James Knight.

Higgs tried to justify his mess by saying he felt that Davis deserved to be paid but he did have a $200.00 expenditure. So what about the other $300 sir? Higgs said that somebody called the state and he acted as if that was justification and hell no that was not. The state and the 1st Congressional District Chair has been called in on numerous occasions over the years to help.

Higgs tried to call Commissioner Harris out by saying don’t she get paid to travel? Well sir that is totally different you can’t compare the travel with the Edgecombe County Commissioners with the travel of the 1st Congressional District Chair. He was trying to get ugly and Edgecombe County Board of Education Chair one of the persons that Higgs had made a parliamentarian rose and said that Higgs and Harris were getting out of order.

At this time I addressed the chair and said yes I called the state and 1st Congressional District Chair and it was nothing new. I said I have never known the 1st Congressional District Chair to get paid. I said I stand behind what I say and do so yes I called Senator Davis. I have to admit that I missed this and one reason is probably because I got the report and took a photo of it and passed it on to someone.

I wanted to question the $500.00 paid to Higgs for Piggly Wiggly and $250.00 to Robert Lyons for barbecue all for March 23, 2017. I didn’t because I didn’t want to get into a fight with Higgs but why no one questioned him don’t surprise me. Folk got certain folk they want to question but for some reason these good Democrats didn’t question it. Makes no damn sense all of the so-called good Democrats set back and allow him to attack Harris character about her travel when her travel didn’t have a damn thing to do with the issue at hand. He has talked ugly to some women in the party over the years and even the men didn’t say a word but you can’t say I didn’t.

Some folk don’t like Commissioner Harris and although we have disagreed on some things, I have much respect for her because she get the training to make her effective. Harris also attend numerous meetings around the county but not limited to and also she is very vocal. You don’t have to agree with her on everything but that which you can you need to acknowledge it.

I talked to the 1st Congressional District Chair Senator Don Davis about the money issue and he explained to me what went down. I will not report at the moment what he said other than he explained to Higgs where he stood on the money issue and that yes his expenditures was around $203.00.

Well Ernest Taylor and others who say Higgs has done such a great job, really? Still waiting for ya’ll to tell me what he has done other than trying to impress some and trying to discredit those who ain’t afraid to question his motives.

Well if ya’ll like mess, then I love it but I am going to continue to question mess and don’t give a damn who have a problem with what I say and do. One thing about it when it comes to POLITICS I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest. I am for what is in the best interest of all the people of Edgecombe County no only Democrats. I stand behind the mission and not the person if they are not following the mission.

I am Curmilus Dancy II Precinct Chair 11-1 I approve of this message and do not need a 2nd.