The following is some of the documentation Rose Roby and I submitted regarding lifting the “permanent” ban of us from the Green Party of Florida (GPFL).
On the Real Deal
This gives a brief account of what it was like to work with the GPFL, the shifting factions and the generally contentious atmosphere that we walked into when we joined in 2012. It relates the sordid tale of the Anita Stewart affair.
For those who might be entertained by the hideous details, I might suggest you look over 4 documents ironically submitted by purge supporter Josh Pritchett:
Summary of Sullivan exhibits (in which I summarize Sullivan’s 5 exhibits condemning the GPFL)
Rebuttal to Sullivan exhibits (in which I examine and rebut those 5 exhibits
Regarding Stewart and Sullivan and their claims to be champions of women (in which Rose Roby makes clear that Stewart and Sullivan are not champions of women, but rather vindictive competitors)
We attempt to relate the events following our being welcomed back into the GPFL in 2016, joining the Pinellas County Green Party. This document tries to untangle how we were re-admitted, and how Rose was elected to the GPFL State Coordinating Council, then booted off at the behest of Jennifer Sullivan. It details how the GPFL Executive Board (composed of the state officers) tried to take into its own hands the powers usually exercised by the GPFL Coordinating Committee (a representative body)
Victor Agosto May 30 proposal
The Agosto proposal, and a few of its descendants, tried to circumvent the decision made by the GPFL Annual Memembership Meeting (AMM) to reconsider lifting the ban on Rose and myself, with a process to last no longer than September 30. Agosto kept trying to change the rules, and change the voting periods, so as to make it impossible for the broader party membership to read and discussion the documentation prepared by ourselves and others, for and against us.
Part 1 – What Brought on the Purge and How Was It Carried Out
Rose relates the experience how she was purged — without due process of any kind — for the sole reason of being my wife, who lacked the power to remove an article that she did not have the Admin rights to remove.
Charges of Infiltration Sabotage the Green Party
Rose discusses the vicious and libelous campaign and against Rose and me, charging us with being infiltrators, deliberate saboteurs, and agents of other unspecified forces. She goes on to elaborate on how such charges do not only do material harm to those so accused, but also on the destructive effect such frivolous charges have on the broader progressive political environment.
This is what fascism feels like
The article that Rose and I were purged for. Rose and I had been physically threatened by Jeremy Griffin of the GPFL’s Tampa local. The Coordinating Council refused to take any action whatsoever, with a common sentiment being that we deserved it because we had sometimes been sarcastic.
Now it’s a Purge!
The article I wrote immediately after Rose and I were purged, detailing the entire lack of due process or legality.
23 e–mails in which Rose and I were physically threatened
e-mails compiled in support of the two articles referenced above.
Transcript of January 26, 2015 meeting of the GPFL Coordinating Council
Transcript compiled in support of the two articles referenced above.
Feel free to examine the exhibits arrayed against us.
You will note that, even in the aggregate, They are at best trivial (okay, Rose once told Josh Pritchett to “fuck off!”) relative to a lifetime purge from the GPFL. More serious are the legally libelous attacks on us as some kind of infiltrators (never specified), which we know to be the centerpiece of a whispering campaign spread with malice and intent to do harm. This will not be allowed to continue.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THOSE FRIENDS SUCH AS BRUCE WRIGHT, JIM HOWE, KEN EIDEL, AL SUAREZ, AND THE MEMBERS OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY GREEN PARTY, AMONG OTHERS, WHO HAVE STOOD BY US THROUGH THIS ORDEAL.
— Jeff Roby
June 30, 2017