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.
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
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.
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.