Edgecombe County Democratic Party County Officers (6) That Took Office In 2017 You Need To Resign Effective Immediately

Last Tuesday there was an Edgecombe County Democratic Party meeting held in Rocky Mount at Edgecombe Community College. All of the members that make up the county officers which is a total of 6 need to resign effective immediately so that party can move forward cleaning up mess and also working towards the November General Election.

I did not attend the meeting because I had already had another meeting on my schedule. However I would not have attended anyway because I wanted to see how the meeting goes without me present. I strongly feel the Edgecombe County Democratic Party should not meet about anything other than to remove all the county officers left. Attorney Jim Marrow has not been to a meeting in a little over 1 year. The secretary Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown has resigned. The other officers Chair Lawrence K. Taylor, 1st Vice Martha Knight Johnson, 2nd Vice Dr. Glenda L. Knight, 3rd Vice VACANT, Secretary VACANT and Treasurer Stephanie Hunter all need to resign. I had said a couple of the officers may could stay on but after learning about the conversations in a county officers meeting a couple of weeks ago and the meeting this past week, I have come to the conclusion that all of them need to go. I don’t need to go into any detail why because I have been talking about the problem with the party for over a year.

I commend those who stood up to the chair Lawrence K. Taylor and Rev. Roosevelt Higgs who has been a distraction over the years as ya’ll shut them down during the meeting on Tuesday because there was not a quorum. Hell that has been the case in the majority of the meetings.

Well folk can’t say I was the problem during the meeting on Tuesday since I was not there. If folk had supported me when I questioned the chair Lawrence K. Taylor about the agenda, the minutes and the treasurer’s report we would not be at this point. But you see when you allowed him to carry on the meetings and not demand he provide what I asked, then he was telling everyone that he had the support of the party. He was running around trying to discredit me and Stephanie trying to turn folk against us. Hell he ought to been trying to come up with the money he has spent. Well I hear he did try to come up with it because trying to get folk especially elected officials to just donate money to him to put in the treasurer.

I am so embarrassed because I have never seen the Edgecombe County Democratic Party out of compliance. Yes we have had to fight over the years especially dealing with racial tensions but we got pass that and the party began to reflect the makeup of the county. But then we have had Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and Lawrence K. Taylor to take the party to hell just like that guy and his trummies in the Shit House doing to America.

Well I hope my fellow Democrats will stop wasting time and go ahead and ask the officers to resign and if they do not to file a petition with the State Democratic Party to seek to remove them.

Not only are we suffering as the Edgecombe County Democratic Party but do you not understand the real effect of what this is doing to the county? Do you think elected officials locally and statewide are going to take our party serious? Ain’t nobody going to invest any funds to the party and also they ain’t going to work through the party to get anything done.

I will be waiting for my fellow Democrats that want to get the party back on track so until that time I am going to just ride out the storm.

I do want to remind ya’ll that as long as I continue to be a precinct chair which makes me a part of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee I am going to continue to hold everyone accountable because we all are accountable for the actions of the party. I have spoken out against the mess and will continue to speak out.

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Audio – Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Threat To Me, Democratic Women & Other Edgecombe County Democrats

This dude right here is as ignant as it get. Several years ago I had to deal with this dude through the courts because of harassing phone calls and he sending photos of me in meetings to my wife. I don’t have time to play with this dude and I have posted that someone tell this guy don’t call my phone after I have told him on March 29, 2018 the day of the County Convention to not call my phone again. He was about to get some jail time because Judge Toby Fitch was not playing with him so he took a plea and got a years probation. I have Higgs phone number blocked so his calls go to my blocked calls list however he can leave a message. I received this call on June 9 but I somehow opened up the voicemail today by mistake. I called one of his brothers and I also called Rev. Thomas L. Walker and told them to warn him because I will handle him through the courts AGAIN.
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Open Letter To Edgecombe County Democrats Since I Have Been Asked What Need To Be Done About The Party

Since I continue to keep getting questions this is what I recommend needs to be done however I stand to be corrected.

Because of the state of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party and some Democrats have a problem with me this is what I suggest that interested Democrats do.

1. Read The Plan of Organization for yourself

2. File a Petition and/or Petitions

3. Petition 1 I recommend since the former county secretary only had 5 precinct packages all the precinct packages need to be collected because the precincts that tried to mail theirs in the packages were returned because the P.O. Box was closed. Once collected send to the NC State Democratic Party Headquarters so that the county can be in compliance. (But don’t have to wait on the packages can actually go ahead and file the Petition and gather the packages while the party is investigating.)

4. Petition 2 I recommend a complaint or complaints to remove the chair and any county officer that has not performed their duties because of lack of communication not willing to perform their duties per the Plan of Organization due to the lack of communication, quorums not being met doing meetings, allowing votes to be taken on agenda and treasurer’s reports that have been insufficient as it relates to how the monies have been spent and who approved the spending.

5. Send Petition/Petitions to the NC State Democratic Party to investigate their findings and let the chips fall where they lay.

As Bugs Bunny would say, now there you have it plain and simple.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chairman Lawrence K. Taylor Still Calling Meetings With Democrats But Accomplishing What?

On last Tuesday May 22, 2018 sources say Lawrence K. Taylor that was elected in 2017 had a meeting with the Democrats of the Edgecombe County the secretary only have 5 packages. They were not turned in to the NC State Democratic Party so therefore the county is not organized in my opinion per the Plan of Organization. I am obviously correct since Edgecombe County was not able to vote at the 1st Congressional District Convention.

The 3rd Vice Chair Jim Marrow that was elected in 2017 has not met with them since the chair made a statement at the 1st county officers meeting last year saying no folk said they were not coming to a Nigger Meeting. Sources say Marrow did not attend this meeting. Sources say Martha Knight Johnson 1st Vice Chair that was elected in 2017 did not attend the meeting and she is upset because she secured the community college for the County Convention and she is owed money. But it appears that the Lawrence, Martha and Glenda L. Knight 2nd Vice that was elected in 2017 is not united as they started out.

An email went out last month to a few folk on the Executive Committee from Martha Knight Johnson calling a meeting but another email went out from Lawrence K. Taylor saying there would be no meeting. I understand that Martha had called a meeting because Lawrence had agreed to having the meeting but then it was said that Glenda had a problem with the meeting called by Martha without consulting with her. So did the treasurer Stephanie Hunter that was elected in 2017 and the former secretary Yvette Hart-Brown that was elected in 2017 know about the meeting? If they did that mean that Martha, Stephanie and Yvette should have been able to have the meeting because that would have been a quorum if Lawrence and Glenda didn’t want to show up. Well I ain’t counting Jim because he has not been coming to the meetings anyway.

I asked a precinct chair and a couple of other executive committee members did they know about the meeting and a precinct chair said they had received an email from Lawrence asking for some money for the party? Really? Well I don’t get the emails and it is a damn good thing especially about giving Lawrence some money.

But what tickles me is that the it appears that these Edgecombe County Democrats are listening to the 2017 outgoing chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs. Funny to me because he has got them messed all up. I know he is sitting back laughing at them because he can say the party has not done anything since he is no longer the chair. However I would say he didn’t do anything when he was the chair. I ask anyone to tell me what he did. Never had a fundraising event or other. The only reason the party was 100% organized is because of the Sheriff Clee Atkinson appointment and he and some others made sure all the precincts were organized in 2017. The only reason the party was in vote builder is because the 1st Congressional District Chair loaded the information in since he was called by Higgs to come and handle the Sheriff appointment. And we know the story about what happened with that so I am not going to rehash that now.

On Saturday morning of the Edgecombe County Convention Rev. Roosevelt Higgs called me and he mentioned to me about the party expense for having the convention that it would be none. But sources say Martha wants her money since she secured a place for the convention. I understand a source tried to tell Martha but she didn’t listen so now it is what it is.

I had done a petition and was waiting on a person to add something to it and they never got it back to me. Well that is fine because if the Edgecombe County Democrats like how the party is out of compliance in my opinion per the Plan of Organization then I love it. I am going to continue to attend the meetings and question the mess because that is my right as an Edgecombe County Democrat. I know the Plan of Organization and I know my rights so if anyone have a problem with me because I don’t move to their tune then I be damn if they ain’t better get the hell over it.

I have been holding Democrats accountable for their actions since I have been active in the Democratic Party and I be damn if I am going to stop now. While you are focusing on me you better start focusing on getting the damn party in compliance. But the thing is folk are hiding behind what the chair ain’t doing so therefore they don’t have to do a damn thing.

I am a die hard Democrat and I have said time and time again I will challenge anyone when it comes to Edgecombe County Politics but not limited to. I will continue to hold the Democrats of Edgecombe County accountable for their actions and I ask that you hold me accountable. But when you come after me you better come correct.

Some folk continue to ask me what can be done about the party and I keep telling them it is in the Plan of Organization. Damn why it is so hard for grown folk and some whom consider themselves highly educated can’t figure out what need to be done. One person said to me that someone had called the NC State Democratic Party and they told them that Edgecombe County need to handle the problem. I said I have said that over and over again that it is written in the Plan of Organization next steps but what it is folk don’t want to deal with what is going on. Yep! The NC State Democratic Party ain’t going to get involved until the petition is filed and then they have no choice but to investigate and make a decision on the fate of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party.

It is embarrassing to look around to see my neighboring counties and other counties across the state having real meetings and when not sharing good information on their social media pages. Lawrence K. Taylor don’t even work so there is no reason for him to not take the time to learn how to be an effective chair and to post informative information on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Facebook page.

I understand that Lawrence K. Taylor and Glenda L. Knight along with Barbara Campbell Davis got this thing about it is the precinct chairs and the precincts run the party. Bull … The Plan of Organization states that when the County Officers basically run the county when the Executive Committee is not in session.

Barbara Campbell Davis had the damn audacity to say I was the party’s problem during a Democratic Women’s meeting because of the way I speak. Damn mad because I stand up state my name, my precinct and question the chair about the agenda and the treasurer’s report. How in the hell is that out of order? I also have asked the chair to step down during a time at the mic but damn I can do that and that is not out of order.

What folk need to understand is I am a grown ass 55 year old man and I know the Plan of Organization, I stand boldly and say what need to be said and know I am right about it because I have been in discussion with Campbell Davis and some others who want to talk about the mess with the party selectively.

What I am letting ya’ll know that what you ain’t fitting ready to do is to make the party problems all about me because I know my role and the Plan of Organization and have pulled out sections in the plan for ya’ll to read and to execute but naw ya’ll want to blame me. Well just be correct when you talking about me because I have been doing what I do challenging the party chair and others dating back to the late 80’s when I became active and I will not change now. I am going to continue to say and do what is right.

I know my role do you know yours?

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Edgecombe County Democrats “Don’t Blame Me!” for the status of the county party because I am just a precinct chair. I am not the chair nor one of the 5, 4 or 3 left of the County Officers that were elected in 2017. It is clear that there are some problems with the Edgecombe County Democratic Party so don’t act like I started the mess. I been dealing with mess since the late 1980’s I ain’t changed.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Talk That All County Officers Need To Go

I disagree with all of the county officers need to go. The County Officers are Lawrence K. Taylor Chair, Martha Knight Johnson 1st Vice Chair, Dr. Glenda L. Knight 2nd Vice, Attorney Jim Marrow 3rd Vice Chair, Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown Secretary and Stephanie Hunter Treasurer.

I asked the County Chair Lawrence K. Taylor to resign in a letter to him first and he didn’t respond. I have asked him a couple of more time via social media and in a meeting. I had written a petition and gave it to someone whom suppose to had added to and sent it back to me but they never did. It would have been no problem with getting 2 other signatures along with mines to send the petition to the NC State Democratic Party. I have come to the conclusion that if the Executive Committee like it then I love it because I am going to challenge him during the meetings.

I have a problem with saying all county officers need to go because the secretary has been trying to do her job and she has been willing to do whatever she can to provide information that is requested of her. She inherited an office without receiving information from the previous secretary.

The treasurer has been doing a great job over the years and we have never had any problems with the treasurers report.

I say in the future to those who have an issue with the county officers actions or inactions please do not include Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown Secretary and Stephanie Hunter Treasurer because they deserve to stay on and to be given the opportunity to do their jobs.

An Open Letter To Barbara Campbell Davis And The Likes

I found it funny as hell that after talking to you recently that you had the audacity to say I was the problem in the Democratic Party. Well first of all I don’t know you like that and you don’t know me. I have been actively engaged in Edgecombe County Politics since the late 80’s and I just learned of you last year. Obviously you have not been too long moved back in the area and/or been involved in Edgecombe County Politics that long. But that is okay. It was 2 other black women and I don’t know which one agreed with you so I don’t want to call the wrong person’s name but I think I know which one it was. But that don’t matter because they don’t know me and I don’t know them either because like you and her, we have not had conversations that would be one that we could say we know each other to some degree. Just being in the room with someone during a meeting doesn’t make someone know someone on a personal note.

You say I am the problem because I speak up at the meetings and I ought to let someone else say it. Really? Who in the hell is that someone else? You see some folk like to speak up before the meeting and after the meeting but not during the meeting. Folk vote on mess such as the agenda, treasurers’ report and other and mess don’t be right and because I challenge mess I am the problem.

You have a problem with way I say things well hell yeah I say it with boldness and I speak loud and clear because I know I am right because I know the Democratic Plan of Organization so I can do that. Most folk have never read the POO and even after I pull out the sections of the POO and post it, folk still not read it or may do read it but either they don’t understand it or just don’t give a damn about what it says. Because I speak with boldness and speak loud folk take it that I am a angry black man. Not! I speak loud so folk can hear me and speak with authority.

I came into the party fighting mess when the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Officers were a majority white. Some folk fought to get the majority because the make-upv of the population of the county had changed. I will never forget that someone said when I became a member of the county officers in the early 90’s that they needed me because I didn’t like white folk. I said oh no don’t go there. They said that because I used to write letters (2 – 3) weekly to the editor to both The Daily Southerner and The Rocky Mount Telegram. However I used to write letters weekly to The Carolinian in Raleigh NC and sometimes to the Raleigh News & Observer. But the person said I didn’t like white folk because a former County Commissioner and I used to go at it because he used to write letters as well especially about black folk stealing at the Winn Dixie on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount and I said they better look at who is running the place to see who were involved in the stealing because while black folk getting accused it left the door open for the whites in management and other to be able to steal without being watched.

I told black folk back when I first joined the party that we can make changes the right way and we don’t have to do illegal and ignant mess such as when Rev. Roosevelt Higgs had voted twice and some other mess. I said I am about what is right and will not get caught up in mess because I am going to act per the Plan of Organization something that many didn’t read and Higgs used it to his advantage to do whatever he wanted to do but I challenged him. And now we have another chair Lawrence K. Taylor that is following in Higgs footsteps so why do folk think I am going to be silent?

I am going to end here because I ain’t going back and talk about around 30 years of being active (working and being vocal) in the Edgecombe County Democratic Party.

I refuse to allow anyone to think that they will silence me in the Edgecombe County Democratic Party because I am going to continue to speak out against mess and challenge leadership when they ain’t right. I will not vote for mess that ain’t right and it is documented that I will vote alone because I know others in the room know that I am right about it however as long as I know I am right I don’t need any validation from others. I always allow my conscious to be my guide.

So for the Barbara Campbell Davis and the likes that have an issue with me being who I am and what I stand for, I am going to continue to be about what is right. I am going to speak it where it need to be spoke and not just behind closed doors where others like to do business but when it comes time to do business where it need to be done they get silent. Well my vote which is only one is heavy because I am voting on what was said behind closed doors. I tell folk all the time I get credit because I speak on what folk are scared to speak on publicly for whatever their reasons may be.

It is a damn shame when folk speak truth to power and others know you are but then they try to play it safe when we are at the table. You see folk need to understand when you ain’t at the table you may be on the menu. Well last week I was on the menu but I tell you when it was all said and done they said oh but you be right but it is just the way I say it and write it. Well hell if somebody else would say it I would not have to say and write anything. But when folk doing mess and nobody challenge them they think they can get away with their mess. Well they can until the time comes. Like I said the time is coming and you said when. I say it is coming.

The problem when it comes to me folk try to put me in clichés but what folk need to understand is that I can think for myself and no matter how close we are if I don’t agree with you that I ain’t the one that don’t let you know. You see this is what I mean by folk that don’t know me.

I had written a petition for remove the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair following the Plan of Organization but you and some other folk want to go through the State. Well I am going to sit back and watch because if ya’ll like the mess that is going on then I love it. But I am going to challenge the mess so until ya’ll get it right then you will be hearing from me during the meetings because I am going to exercise my right to speak as a Precinct Chair. And I don’t have no control over my vice chair coming to the meetings nor anyone else from my precinct. I do have a voice and a vote.

I ain’t mad with nobody and I am going to continue to be a voice for the voiceless because I know I speak for some folk. It ain’t about me so anyone who says otherwise they need to check themselves.

 

 

An Open Letter To Edgecombe County Democrats

Last year we the Edgecombe County Democratic Party elected new party officers who consist of 6 members the chair, 1st vice, 2nd vice 3rd vice, secretary and treasurer. I voted for Bronson Williams who was seeking the office of chair over Lawrence K. Taylor. However after Taylor won I talked to him and also wrote a letter supporting him.

After Lawrence had the 1st meeting and several others I refuse to allow folk to make me look ignant. I asked Taylor to resign on several occasions in writing and he has refused. I have asked him during a meeting/s. He even responded that he would resign the day that Willoughby Funeral has my body.

I delayed the writing of a petition to remove Taylor and was going to do it after the convention. I only need 3 names and atleast 4 or more folk told me they would sign so 1 plus 4 equal that’s right. However I was going to ask all the executive committee members to sign knowing that they all wouldn’t but to see how many would.

I wrote a petition a little over around a month ago and shared it with a couple of folk and asked them did I cover everything. One person said I needed to add something so I told them to look over it and add whatever. Some folk told me they wanted to deal with the issue of the party during the county convention so I went to the meeting ready. I even received several phone calls from Rev. Roosevelt Higgs for weeks and I would ignored them and let him leave me messages. On the morning of the county convention and I said let me see what he is up to since he is calling on this day. After talking to him he shared with me some conversation around Taylor saga and the convention. Higgs talked about Commissioner Viola Harris about the use of the college and I will not go into detail. He talked about the Democratic Women and named Sarah Peveler questioning voicing her concerns about the state of the party.

At the county convention I asked questioned the chair about the if the convention had a quorum, questioned the agenda and questioned the treasurers report along with another democrat. So after the convention Rev. Roosevelt Higgs called me and said man I didn’t know you were going to do that he thought the Democratic Women was going to do it. Well I support the Democratic Women and I guess he don’t realize that.

I have been pulling out sections in the Plan of Organization educating the executive committee on what we should be concerned with that has been related to conducting the business of the party. Folk don’t have to take my word for when I speak they can look at the section that I pulled out for them so you can read and comprehend it for yourself. If you can’t comprehend it then ask somebody.

Last week should be confirmation that I was correct on what I was saying. Sarah Peveler Democratic Women chair attended the meeting and Lawrence and his mother showed up with 3 pages of delegates at the District Convention in Durham. That was another insult to me and other Democrats. This was the 1st district convention I have missed that I know other than when I was redistricted out and was in the 2nd Congressional District for a short time. So last year I was redistricted back to the 1st congressional district.

During the district convention last year it was agreed upon to move it to Durham and I was excited about attending. I kept contemplating on going up to the morning of the convention. I chose not to go since I was not a delegate and if I had gone I was going to voice my concerns about the status of Edgecombe County so to not further embarrass me and Edgecombe County Democrats by trying to get our county in compliance I said I ain’t going. I hated not going because I know my good friend Andre Vann of Durham and his committee was going to welcome us to the campus of NC Central. So folk I try not to speak out about things sometimes but it was a good thing that we didn’t host it this year where it normally is.

It is funny to me that Edgecombe County during the convention last year we were recognized for all precincts being in compliance and was all loaded in Vote Builder. All counties that were in that status were to receive $100.00 from the State Party. But the reason why all precincts were in compliance is because Clee Atkinson campaigned the county seeking support to be appointed for Sheriff and the several precincts that were not in compliance were brought up to status. So it was not the Rev. Roosevelt Higgs that did that. Actually he was acting a damn fool and hindering the appointment process. Because Don Davis was called in he entered the information in Vote Builder since he was called in by Higgs to do the appointment of the Sheriff process.

Some question who the delegates to the State Convention are. I say plain and simple as it stands if the information that was supposed to had been sent from the County Convention in a timely fashion per the Plan of Organization has not been done why do they think that we have delegates to the State Convention.

It is clear that the former chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs had nothing to do all the precincts being in 100 compliance when he left the office last year and now this year I say we don’t have any precincts in compliance because the information has not been sent to the State Office. Now if the precincts that turned in their information which I understand were 5, they would be in compliance.

I think I have made my point about the status of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party. Since I have been a member of the county party and been serving in that capacity since the late 80’s I can’t remember the county party ever being out of compliance such as the mess we got now. I have been fighting to make sure we followed the Plan of Organization all of the years because I know the plan and has served on a committee to make changes to the plan.

I was in a conversation recently with someone and they said to me that when it comes to the Edgecombe County Democratic Party. They said that I should not say anything sometimes let someone else say it. Who in the hell is that someone else? Why has that person not said anything? I said I refuse to allow mess to go on and not say anything. I said when no one says anything then I have to say something. I said I be done my homework before I get to the meeting so I know where some folk stand and that is with me on the issues that I have raised. But I recognize and understand they don’t say anything for fear of being singled out but you see I don’t have that problem single me the hell out because one thing about it you may not like what I say and how I say things but one damn thing I say is challenge me on the facts that I speak.

Oh I ain’t mad with them for singling me out because I know that I am right about what I say and I don’t need anyone to validate it publicly. They got to live with knowing and not speaking up. They will have to pay for going along with the lies and the not following of the Plan of Organization.

In my closing I am for truth no matter who it is for or against. I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest. As it relates to the Democratic Party of Edgecombe County I am on the side of truth and if the truth ain’t in you then don’t talk to me. If you scared say it and get out of my way.

Now I want to leave you with this promise. As long as I am a precinct chair and have a voice and a vote in the Edgecombe County Democratic Party when we have Executive Committee Meetings the moment that mess is wrong I am going to speak up. I will not go along to get along. I don’t support mess that ain’t right and will vote against the majority every time and ask that the record show such. However my videos don’t lie.

So I will continue to attend the county meetings and will call out mess. Anyone that has a problem with that so be it.

Curmilus Dancy II
Precinct Chair