In response to your recent article regarding the resignation of Darlene Hayes, I find the HDTC’s comment that they “have a written procedure that encourages positive campaigning in which their entire membership adopted years ago” to be disappointing and false. It was just proven that their (now former) chair had not adopted this precarious procedure, but was actually acting in the exact opposite way. Their new chair, Amy Groves was demanding in comments that I name the two SC members that supported Ashley Fogg’s campaign (see here). Why would she want to know this other than to either call us liars or to intimidate and harass the two SC members that supported Ashley Fogg’s campaign? I’ll note that one of these SC members resigned from HDTC following it going public that she supported Ashley’s run for SC. In addition to this, it is shown in the comments section in this article the the HDTC cheered on a person (aka “Enough is Enough”) that screamed “F**k Fascists!” at Ashley and her children on voting day.
None of this is positive campaigning. Not even close. How are we supposed to accept and trust that statement? The whole procedure needs to be reworked in my opinion. Having a mission statement and procedures are one thing but following them and living by them is another.