It seems that the State Central Committee could elect a new Chair when they meet this weekend. Previously we were lead to believe that the election would occur on January 10th. According to 2nd District SCC member David Chung, no 10 day notice required to have a chair election. However the party by-laws do stipulate that a written agenda outlining the subjects to be covered at the meeting has to be included, and while SCC members can request items for discussion, it needs to be done prior to the notice.
I was able to get my hands on the minutes from the September 18, 1999 SCC meeting. This was the meeting in which current Chairman Kayne Robinson asked for Gopal Krishna removal as the Party’s Co-Chair. Ultimately, Lisa Smith (a current SCC member) delivered Gopal’s letter of resignation to the committee.
Before that however the committee had a long debate on whether or not they could vote to remove Gopal since it was not included in the agenda. The committee decided that they could remove him since the agendas that are sent out are often vague. This is further strengthened when the committee voted Leon Mosley as Co-Chair of the Party at the same time.
So here’s the deal. The SCC can elect a new chair tomorrow if they choose to. I would urage you to contact your SCC members and tell them not to do so. Are all the potential chair candidates going to be at this weekends meeting? Are the only two candidates for Co-Chair Leon Mosley and Ted Sporer? Additionally, if it is true that there is support of the Gopal/Sporer slate some county activists might what to hear from their SCC members why this is the best direction for the party before the vote is taken, not after.
Contact your SCC members. Their email address can be found here.