Local Politics vs State & National

Tickles the hell out of me how folk want to talk about state and national politics but will not deal with mess in their local towns and communities. Don’t want to talk about and deal with local politics then don’t talk to me about a damn thing.

I look at Edgecombe County how folk have allowed Lawrence Taylor Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party and County Officers along with Rev. Roosevelt Higgs outgoing chair shut the damn party down. This is something that Higgs has tried to do over the years anyway.

But when some others and myself tried to keep the party functioning they talked about me and them as if we were the problem. Damn shame!

Well if you Edgecombe County Democrats like it, I love it because I have been doing what I do since I joined the party in the late 80’s but been a Democrat since the early 80’s. I have done my part and will continue to do what I do through The DCN News Blog Online TV.

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Compare The Handwriting On Both Of These Letters Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Signature

Compare the handwriting letter in brown envelope when Higgs was chair in 2017 with letter white envelope and Lawrence K. Taylor is the chair.

So Higgs is calling women in the party bullying them. Couldn’t be my wife and/or daughter. Not even me because he has one more time to call my number.

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Edgecombe County Democratic Party Meeting Tuesday June 19, 2018 Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Continue To Operate From His Bully Pulpit

I received the following from a female Democrat on Saturday June 16, 2018. This is a conversation with Rev. Roosevelt Higgs

Man your friend just called me asking if I received my notice for the meeting. I said yes and then I asked if he sent them? He said no Lawrence did. Then he proceeded to say WE gonna set some things and people straight. Man I SNAPPED! I said just like I thought you were working behind the seen and made this man look like a fool from poor leadership! Then he went on to attack the DWEC! I told him we women have grown our membership and the chair and officers has done nothing. Then he said make sure me and you are there because he got something to tell you. I said Curmilius don’t have to and don’t want to talk to you so stop calling him. He don’t have to talk to you get it!

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs has been a bully all the years I have been in the party however he don’t scare me. I know how to deal with him and that is to not stoop to his level and deal with him legally.

The problem I have had over the years is how he has called and tried to bully women Democrats and the men say nothing but not I. Linda Tharrington Goins, Viola Harris, Gladys Shelton, Dorothy Joyner and others know I have stood up for them. This is why I don’t play with him because I know how he has called some women Democrats over the years.

What the Democrats at the meeting need to understand that Higgs is on the same level as they are and this is not a Roosevelt Higgs meeting. Actually anytime he get up to speak he has to be recognized like all others and he is not the chair. Hell he ain’t even a precinct chair because he lives in Tarboro in the EL Roberson Center with his mother but uses an address that do not exist in Speed.

Ya’ll can allow this fool to let the meeting be about him if you want but I will not allow mess. We will see how the parliamentary allow mess to go on in this meeting.

As I have stated it is of my opinion that the party is not organized and there need to be an organizational meeting and not a meeting to replace the secretary and other officers.

But all of you who have not questioned the mess that has gone on since Lawrence K. Taylor has been the chair you are partly responsible for his actions. I have questioned his actions every meeting but when ya’ll just voted and moved on, he felt he was justified in doing what he did. Well look at where the county party is now, gone to hell.

Well I can’t wait to learn the outcome of the meeting on Tuesday.

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When the good Democrats want to talk about removing the current chair Lawrence K. Taylor and removing Rev. Higgs then and only then will I be ready. Well you already know what Taylor has done. The Chair and the folk that live in precinct that Higgs claim he lives know that he is lying. Those who are close to him know that he don’t live in Speed as well and if you go down to the property you will see that it is no livable housing on the property.

But I have come to the conclusion after trying to educate Democrats on what they needed to do to get the party right, if ya’ll like this mess, I love it and I am going to sit back and see how long you gonna continue to like it.

Oh Higgs sent ya’ll a message in my voicemail and now by calling a female trying bully her and then sending a message.

I am so glad he has not attempted to bully my wife and/or my daughter because he would be dealt with.

So Tuesday night ya’ll better be ready for the bully, I am ready for him at all times. I don’t have to deal with him unless I run into him at a party meeting because when I run into him at the County Commissioners meeting he act like he got some damn sense speak and keep it moving.

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My Take On The Edgecombe County Democratic Party In 2017 After The Election Of Officers Was And Is

My take on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party in 2017 shortly after the election of officers was to try to save the party before it got too far out of control. Well after I seen where the Chair Lawrence K. Taylor, 1st Vice Chair Martha Knight Johnson and 2nd Vice Glenda L. Knight were headed I knew we were going down.

When I think about the Edgecombe County Democratic Party I think about how I didn’t vote for Trump but I wanted him to win so that the nation would hit rock bottom and Democrats would wake the hell up.

I didn’t vote for Lawrence but was willing to work with him but after seeing that he was not going to do what was right, I quickly seen that I was not going to be able to work with him. So therefore I said I will just sit back and watch the Edgecombe County Democratic Party hit rock bottom. Well I be damn if we ain’t hit below the bottom.

I am trying to figure out why it is so hard for some folk who say they are concerned about the status of the party but will not file the petition to get the show on the road.

I have come to the conclusion that until a meeting is called to 1st organize the party because it is not in compliance then nothing else matter. Anyone that is willing to answer to the chair about donating money is just crazy as hell because the party is not in compliance because only 5 precinct packages have not been received by the secretary and she still have them. So where are the other 16 packages? Oh some say they were sent in but the came back returned to sender because the P.O. Box for mailing to the party was closed. But the chair has told some folk he has put information in Vote Builder. So what information did he put in? Maybe he has a couple of precinct packages from the Rocky Mount Precincts but he don’t have them if the secretary has them.

It is a sad damn day in Edgecombe County when good Democrats have allowed the County Party to go to nothing.

So if ya’ll like it, I love it! Ya’ll voted for him so ya’ll created this mess and then on top of it you didn’t question his mess during the meetings such as the minutes and the treasurer’s report. When you did that folk say he saying he has the support of the party and it is just a couple of folk myself and 1 or 2 others who are troublemakers. Damn I know this criminal ain’t calling me a troublemaker, I will accept Agitator because I am a Professional.

I understand the chair is trying to make it about me because I am posting about him on social media. I will continue to post about him until he do the right thing. I be damn if he is going to go around the county trying to make it about me when I have not spent a dime of the party meeting, was not responsible for the closing of the P.O. Box, not providing information about the minutes, treasurer’s report and not advertising meetings.

I have been doing what I do posting about Edgecombe County politics since long before this ignant ass chair was elected and I am not going to change the way I do things.

I understand this chair talking about bringing some kind of code of conduct to the meeting that I heard is coming soon but I don’t get any information from the party and have to hear about it from others. I will be ready and I will attend and do the same damn thing I been doing.

The next meeting I have several questions and I will ask them. I will address the chair as I have done in the past. Don’t get it twisted just because I talk loud and speak with authority because I know what the hell I am talking about.

So Ms. Chair bring on whatever from wherever because I will be ready to ask questions.

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.

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
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Lawrence K. Taylor Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party Who Are The Edgecombe County Delegates To 1st Congressional District Convention

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