The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is convening Friday and Saturday in nearby Lancaster but I won’t be covering their activities. A lot of resolutions and business are on the agenda but the powers that be (primarily the corrupt Bob Brady) will block everything once again. I won’t be there however. I’m fed up with Democrats violating their national charter by closing public meetings. I’ve now been kicked out four times including at the last meeting when Fadia Halma evicted me from a By Laws Committee meeting.
In previous Party meetings Jack Hanna has thrown me out of the Southwest Caucus twice and Berks County Chair illegally closed a County Committee meeting and I was told I had to leave.
The DNC national Charter says that ALL Democratic Party meetings are open to the public. That includes the press. Closing these meetings tot he press or kicking me out of them is direct violation of their national Party rules. I’ll no longer spend my time and money going to their meetings simply to be tossed out. No more.
The By Laws Committee meeting at the last Party conference was very important. The Progressive Caucus had proposed a by laws change prohibiting County Chairs from unilaterally dismissing duly elected committee people because they don’t agree with their politics, the Democratic candidates they choose to support (in unendorsed campaigns) or because they simply don’t want them. Philadelphia County Chair Bob Brady and Berks County Chair Tom Herman have both been guilty of such actions. I left the Democratic Party five years ago because of Herman’s actions against me when I chose to support Mike Morrill for the 126th State House seat against turncoat Tom Caltagirone.
So this by laws change was personal for me and I went to the By Laws Committee to witness and report on what transpired. Ms. Halma told me the meeting would be closed and I had to leave. Then Bob Brady killed the proposal behind closed doors. I presume there was smoke leaking from under that closed doorway. Doing business in smoke filled rooms continues in today’s Pennsylvania Democratic Party.