The Chair of the Virginia Beach DEMOCRATIC Party (@CarlaHesseltine) is a Republican.
Hesseltine has been using the Democratic Party for her personal gains.
Join me in calling for her removal.
She's an imposter in a leadership position of the Democratic Party.
Hesseltine and Wood are friends, so she plotted to have him recommended on the official Dem sample ballot over Maskell.
The city-council is non-partisan, voters know who each party supports based on the sample.
The idea was shot down over the summer by the steering committee.
Hesseltine also wanted Ben Davenport (R for Mayor) who held a fundraiser for Scott Taylor and has endorsed many Republicans— on the ballot, as well as the Democrat Jim Wood.
This lead a lot of the Party Steering Committee members to resign.
Jones had the temerity to victim-blame an unarmed black woman who had been killed by police in Virginia Beach, even though she did nothing illegal.
To retaliate, she also took the Democrat, Jim Maskell, off the sample ballot too.
She was unaware that the Young Dems are a separate org, and their President is guaranteed a spot on the committee.
One of them was Kimberly Tucker, the organizer for Indivisible 757, and an employee of the national progressive organization Indivisible.
Of course, no such protest ever happened. Hesseltine was just being dramatic.
Threatening someone’s job, someone’s paycheck, someone’s ability to live, is much more severe than Tucker’s remarks against her.
This is absurd because the Indivisible Movement does excellent work and is a non-partisan progressive organization, so they criticize anybody who deserves it.
She's a stain on our party, and we should call for her removal.
The only other person who can do something about this is the Congressional District Chair, Sandra Brandt.
Local politics is so important!
We must let everyone know about all of this ASAP.
They will hear Kim Tucker’s appeal of the VA Beach Dem Party’s committee's refusal to remove Carla Hesseltine.
But Sandra Brandt has all but directly stated she would not allow a vote.
There's no good reason to let her keep destroying the Democratic Party.
Please leave them a message ASAP (they meet tonight) asking them to remove Hesseltine.
I am angry.