Edgecombe Democrats seek chairman’s ouster


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A petition to remove Roosevelt Higgs as chairman of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party will be heard by state party officials.

On Wednesday, state Democratic Party Executive Director Meredith Cuomo told the Telegram, “The (state Democratic Party) is taking these calls from our fellow Democrats very seriously. In line with the (state) Democratic Party Plan of Organization, the statewide party officers unanimously determined that the matter will proceed to a hearing. The Council of Review, a diverse group of Democrats representing each North Carolina Congressional District, will hear the matter in the very near future.”

The petition is the second time in as many years that a petition has been filed with the state party seeking Higgs’ removal as party chairman.

The petition was filed by Sarah Peveler, president of the Democratic Women of Edgecombe County; Deborah Jordan, chairwoman of the Edgecombe County African American Caucus; Linda Goines, vice chairwoman for precinct 1-4; Janice Bulluck, former chairwoman of precinct 12-3; and Judith Moss, vice chairwoman for precinct 1-2.

The petition alleges Higgs is in violation of the party’s Plan of Organization and asks that he be removed from office.

Peveler, as lead petitioner, told the Telegram, “None of the petitioners can comment because this is a grievance and petition in process under the jurisdiction of the (state) Democratic Party Plan of Organization.” (Read more)

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Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention Virtual Meeting Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Refuse To Participate & Tried To Cancel Convention

Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Tried To Cancel Convention So He Chose Not To Participate Nor Cooperate With The State Party. First Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson Chaired The Meeting Saturday April 25, 2020 3:00 PM. Lorenzo Pedro Political Director NC State Democratic Party Operated Zoom. Video Begin With Audio Only Then When Meeting Official Begin It Will Be Video.
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Edgecombe County Democratic Party It Is Time To Remove Rev. Roosevelt Higgs From The County Chair Position

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs has always been uncooperative and just nasty to women in the party. I have basically been the only one to stand up to him over the years and that is why he has a problem with me. Well he has shown the State Office what we have been dealing with over the years. The following conversations are in reference to a Conference Call a few of us had with the State Chair Wayne Goodwin, Political Director Lorenzo Pedro, 1st Congressional District Chair & Senator Don Davis and State Democratic Party Vice Chair Bobbie J. Richardson. Locals on the call was Sarah Peveler Democratic Women, County Commissioner Viola Harris, Tarboro City Council Deborah Jordan, Edgecombe County 3rd Vice Chair Bronson Williams and myself. I wish I had recorded that call because Higgs acted a fool. Can’t blame this on the Coronavirus because this guy was already a bonafide fool. A bully at its best!

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Edgecombe County Democratic Party Virtual County Convention

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party, along with other NC counties, will be holding its virtual Democratic convention on Saturday, April 25.

For good cause and at my direction, the 1st Vice Chair will preside during the county convention call and Chairman Higgs will not preside. (Higgs has also indicated he will not participate or cooperate.)

Further, NCDP Political Director Lorenzo Pedro will be assisting and coordinating the conference call for the convention. His email address is lorenzo@ncdp.org. Look for more information soon.

All delegates elected at precinct meetings and precinct officers are REQUIRED to register HERE >> https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I8cz7-l-TFCVigBY0Jt4qQ

Because we are unable to obtain all delegate information from Chairman Higgs, I ask that you please SHARE this registration information and link with local Democrats and Edgecombe County Democratic leaders. If you have precinct info, then please contact Lorenzo about how to obtain it. Thank you.


Wayne Goodwin
Chairman, NC Democratic Party

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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

14 hrs ·

Pender Room, Edgecombe County Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 6-7:30 pm


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


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

Old Business
ERA Status in NCGA (Goff Bradley)

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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