The following is a snippet of an article that originally appeared in Boom Town Press on January 31, 2024. Check out the rest of the article here.
On January 31st, 2024, the Monroe County Democratic Committee (MCDC) held its Candidate Designation Meeting for the 17th, 21st, 23rd, and 24th Legislative Districts at James Monroe High School in the Pearl-Meigs-Monroe neighborhood. Joe Morelle – the sole Congressional candidate on the ticket – intended to attend this event.
Plans changed at the last minute. The Candidate Designation Meeting was originally open to registered Democrats, whether party functionaries or ordinary individuals who had ticked a particular voter registration box. Once the higher-ups got word of a planned protest, however, this supposedly democratic event was revealed to be the gathering of party insiders it always has been. Invited guests and lay-Democrats alike were turned away at the door due to “security” concerns.
The concerns? Several dozen protesters who planned to gather, enter the meeting, and demand answers of Joe Morelle. …
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