Edgecombe County Democratic Party Need To Get It Together Where Is Their Facebook Page And What Are They Doing?

Tamisha Dickens Patterson

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DW Edgecombe County

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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY
GENERAL MEMEBERSHIP MEETING
Pender Room, Edgecombe County Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 6-7:30 pm

AGENDA

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND STATE SALUTE (I salute the flag of North Carolina and pledge to the Old North State love, loyalty, and faith.)

MOMENT OF SILENCE

Approval of Agenda (President)
Minutes of March 24, 2018 Meeting (Secretary)
Treasurer’s Report (Treasurer)

Old Business
ERA Status in NCGA (Goff Bradley)

NEW BUSINESS
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign for 2020 (see full timetable attached)

Voter ID Requirements (PowerPoint)
Voter Registration in Tarboro

Appointment Nominating Committee for December Officer Elections
Legislative Agenda Committee (see Nash County Democratic Women attached)

NEXT MEETING: TBA (Bring your own mug!! Coffee and fixings provided!)

$20 Annual Dues are Due! Make checks payable to Democratic Women of Edgecombe County

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    Curmilus Butch Dancy II While you are at it can you post the Edgecombe County Democratic Party meeting where you serve as Secretary.
    On top of that make create a Facebook page for the Edgecombe County Democratic Party so Edgecombe County Democrats can before informed about what the party is doing, what is going on locally, statewide and on the national levels along with upcoming events.

Edgecombe County Democratic Party County Officers (6)

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Rocky Mount NC – Edgecombe & Nash County Democratic Party Officers Will Show You Were They Stand During The Mayor Run-Off Election

It is a damn shame that the Edgecombe & Nash County Democratic Party Officers are hiding behind the Rocky Mount City Council Election is a Non-Partisan Election so they should not get involved. Really! Oh that is because Nash County Democrats are supporting Sandy Claus Roberson.

Hell Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and the Edgecombe County Democratic Party is a damn joke because the party has not held a meeting since Higgs was elected again to be the party chair after Lawrence Taylor was chair for 2 years. Lawrence spent what few dollars that was in the account when Higgs left so therefore I bet the party has no money at this time.

I am going to see if the Edgecombe & Nash County Party going to endorse Bronson Williams the Democratic candidate.

I understand that the Nash County Democratic Party talking about they should not and could not get into the run-off because they want to hide behind the Election is Non-Partisan. Really! So are the Judge Elections and School Board Elections. These Elections have been made Non-partisan over the years simply because . . . Go figure! Yep! It is racially motivated.

I understand that the Democratic Party do not like to support one Democrat over another in a Primary Election and during Municipal Elections because they are all Non-Partisan Categories. However Judge and School Board Elections are on the ballot with Partisan Elections. But the party can choose to support one Democrat over another if they wanted to.

Over the years in Edgecombe and Nash Counties both parties have endorsed a Democratic Candidate in a Non-Partisan Election and also given them money. I repeat endorsed and given the Democratic Candidate money.

Damn folk you better think for yourself because although the Non-Party Elections, the Municipal, the Judge and School Board candidates are not listed on the ballot as Democrat or Republican because it is a Non-Partisan Category, yep Category the candidates are registered Democrat or Republican and not Unaffiliated but it is not on the ballot what party they belong to. So therefore since they are registered as a Democrat that means they belong to the Democratic Party. Damn Bronson Williams is a Vice Chair on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee and is on the County Executive Committee because he is one of the 6 officers.

Nash County Folk you better start attending the Nash County Democratic Party meetings and hold them asses accountable.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party whereby I am on the Executive Committee because I am a Precinct Chair we never meet until there is a vacancy and then Higgs and a couple of the County Officers try to manipulate the process. Just wait until December when Higgs who live Nash County serving as the chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party will call a meeting to make an appointment when someone retires. They manipulated the process when we met to appoint the Edgecombe County Sheriff when we appointed the current Sheriff who were appointed and then elected.

I didn’t attend the Edgecombe County Convention in April when the Election of the County Officers were held and the party voted Higgs back in as chair. However I did have my precinct meeting in March so I am a bonified Precinct Chair and a member of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee. Some of the folk who had a problem with me challenging the party during every damn meeting that I attend, oh they came to me said I was missed you at the County Convention. Well you see they were against Higgs and Taylor and had realized I was right.

After the election some Democrats filed a petition against Higgs but if failed. I told them what to do and had started a petition but they wouldn’t listen to me. Hell if they had listened to me they would have an effective Edgecombe County Democratic Party but now we have a mess. Well if they like it, I love it! I did my part and will continue to challenge the party whenever we meet.

Folk don’t want to hear these trues but I am going to educate those who follow me whether they like me or not. Don’t like me simply don’t follow me.

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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.

Bronson Williams For Mayor Of Rocky Mount NC?

It is funny how folk didn’t want to support Bronson Williams for the Ward 3 appointment to replace Lamont Wiggins but yet said he need to wait and run for mayor. Really?

Now as active as Bronson has been going to city council speaking out and challenging the council, they didn’t support him for the appointment so what do you think they are going to do when it comes to a city wide election? Work against him. The council had the opportunity to appoint someone to Ward 3 when they can’t vote in the Ward and didn’t listen to the residents.

Folk better pay attention to the distractions from not only white folk but black folk who say they are with you.

Folk keep on playing it safe and not challenging things to the end.

I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I am going to stand up for what is right and who I feel is right because I know folk on a personal note what they stand for, what they sit for, what they speak out on and what they are silent on.

I repeat I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!

I am for justice no matter who it is for or against!

If you don’t want to hear these trues then don’t talk to me I don’t give a damn if you are black, brown, white and/or other. I will stand if I have to stand by myself. I am teamMe however I welcome folk who want to stand with me but otherwise I am good.

Now Run & Tell That!

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 Secretary Resigns In A Letter To County Chair Lawrence K. Taylor, Democratic Women & Others

Thank you for your service you came in willing to learn and ready to work. However your job was made difficult. You tried.

5/23/18

To Chairman Lawrence, 

I herby tender my resignation as Secretary of the Executive Committee Board of Edgecombe County effective immediately. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve our beautiful community, but I feel that I can be of more help in other ways. 

I look forward to lending a helping hand in the future, helping our Party grow and heal. 

Yours in Christ,

Yvette Hart-Brown

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.