Edgecombe Democrats seek chairman’s ouster By JOHN H. WALKER Staff Writer May 21, 2020

imageA 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.

In his letter, Dancy wrote, “Higgs was calling around saying the convention was canceled because he was refusing to participate and cooperate.”

Dancy also referenced a conference call that he initiated with state party officials: “I have some concerns that Edgecombe County Chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs refused to participate and to cooperate with the state Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin and Political Director Lorenzo Pedro on a conference call on Monday, April 6.” (Read more)

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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Female Democrats Petition State To Remove Local Chair By VAN HOLLAND – Editor Thu, May 14, 2020

The Political Agitator’s response: I wonder who submitted this to the Tar River Times. Oh I bet Rev. Roosevelt Higgs. Can’t wait to see how this unfolds. Been a long time coming. Well The DCN News Blog Online TV has captured his ignance for years on video and has challenged him nearly every meeting but you have some Democrats that goes along with his mess. Many of the videos and audios of this ignant can be found on my YouTube page. He should have never been in office since the 1999 flood because he has not lived in Speed and it is a fact that he lived in Tarboro at the E. L. Roberson Center with his mom who moved there after the flood. Those who have supported his mess are just as guilty as he is of neglecting the party. For me it should not have to take the local party to remove him because he has disrespected the NC State Chair and the State Office of the NC Democratic Party. We shall see how the NC State Democratic Party move forward with this mess.

Five female Democrats in Edgecombe County have filed a petition for the second consecutive year with the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) regarding complaints against local party Chair Roosevelt Higgs.
In the newest petition, a 30-page document, the petitioners are requesting that due to displays of his behavior, Higgs is in violation of the party’s Plan of Organization (POO) and that should lead to his immediate removal as Chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party.
“His conduct in wantonly disregarding his duties is such that he should be banned from ever holding office in the Party in the future,” the petition states.The petition also states that in the POO, “any officer or committee member of the Democratic Party at any level… who refuses or fails to perform his or her duties… may be removed from office.”
The five female petitioners are; Sarah Peveler, who is the President of the Democrat Women of Edgecombe County, Deborah Jordan who is the Chair, of the Edgecombe County African American Caucus, Linda Goines who is Vice Chair for Precinct 1-4 in Tarboro, Janice Bulluck who was former Chair of Precinct 12-3, and Judith Moss who is Vice Chair for Precinct 1-2 in Tarboro.
In 2019, Peveler sent a petition to the NCDP to try and have Higgs removed from the party but that petition went unanswered, according to the new petition that was filed just recently by the five women.
In the new petition, it states that the 2019 Edgecombe County Convention was improperly conducted without proper notice and multiple voting irregularities, and part of the new petition is meant as an addendum to and renewal of the 2019 petition. And in the last section of the grievance of the new petition, it states that “Had the 2019 Petition been properly resolved the current petition may not have been necessary.”
The new petition claims that Higgs violated the POO and has a pattern of failing to carry out his duties as Edgecombe County Party Chair.

Read the rest of this story in our May 14 edition. (Tar River Times)

 

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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Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Voicemail Monday January 13, 2020

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs left a voicemail that he was watching my Facebook Page and he was aware of my comments about him along with my followers comments about him as well.

He is referring to the following:

So why did Rev. Roosevelt Higgs not mention he was going to be the speaker for the Dr. MLK Breakfast? You couldn’t pay me to go hear him.

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs said Priscilla Everette Oates was the Rosa Parks of Princeville because she was facing 75 years but all the charges were dismissed. Wow!

Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair on the radio for 30 minutes and didn’t mention him being the chair or anything relating to the party.

Damn this dude on WCPS is a fool. You can give Rev. Roosevelt Higgs your number if you want to.

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Support For Safety During The Edgecombe County Commissioners’ Meeting Public Comments But Ignant Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Tried To Discredit The Sheriff Office

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I can’t just make this stuff up. See that ignant ass so-called Rev. Roosevelt Higgs try to discredit the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office. Dude tried to make our Sheriff Clee Atkinson look bad by saying he should have known what kind of budget he was working with when he became Sheriff. Ignant went on to say that others are not coming to the meeting asking for money. Well damn that is the others problem and not the Sheriff Office problem. As Dr. Thomas L. Walker stated safety takes care of all things especially when you talk about jobs and etc. coming to town.

Well folk I stop by to tell you that this is a personal thing with the ignant Rev. Higgs because he has a personal issue with the Sheriff. He did not support Clee during the appointment when we appointed Clee to replace the former Sheriff. Ignant has a problem with the Sheriff because he thinks he can pick up the phone and call the Sheriff and get special favors when it comes to family issues and he has a problem because a couple of folk are no longer with the Sheriff Office. I know because I know of the incident/s with the family members and also with at least one former employee in particular that Ignant Higgs thought he could somehow use his power to change the outcome but to find out he has not power.

This ignant had just left from downstairs in the earlier Democratic Party meeting stirring up mess and then came up to the commissioners’ meeting to put on a show for WHIG-TV who came in with 2 cameras one video and one live streaming. It is funny how WHIG-TV and the Rocky Mount Telegram allow him to call them and tell them mess about why they should be at certain meetings. I know what he says, you’ll need to come to the meeting because it is going to be a lot of folk their going against the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair and then go upstairs to the Commissioners’ meeting because folk are going to be not supportive of the Sheriff Office seeking more funds for the staff. Well didn’t he look ignant because Bronson Williams spoke in favor of more funding for the Sheriff’s Office and so did Dr. Thomas L. Walker along with myself. So, this was 3 folk in favor vs this 1 ignant who has a personal vendetta against the Sheriff.

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Video: See What This Ignant Right Here Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Had To Say During The Edgecombe County Commissioner’s Meeting

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This ignant guy right here came to talk about the Sheriff Office. He tried to make a point after following the Sheriff Clee Atkinson. What is funny this guy is still living in Rocky Mount on Church Street where he has been living dating back to the Sheriff appointment whereby he did all he could to manipulate the Sheriff appointment process.