Our Revolution McHenry County Rebukes Vernon Township Democratic Committee
Our Revolution McHenry County formally rebukes the Vernon Township Democratic Committee and Traci Fine, the Vernon Township Democratic Chair, for their recent actions taken to harass and intimidate Adam Broad for utilizing his first amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances .
Recently Adam Broad, a longtime Democratic activist, party volunteer, and elected Vernon Township Trustee, was among a group hoping to sway Rep. Brad Schneider to support Representative Jayapal’s House Bill H.R. 1384 for Medicare for All, and in an apparent act of retaliation the Vernon Township Democratic Committee removed Broad as administrator from his local party’s social media platform. When Asked why the removal happened Fine told Broad that “some people had complained”, when Pressed further Chair Fine admitted in an email that Schneider’s fundraising ability and support was more important to their local efforts.
The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one’s government without fear of punishment or reprisals; The actions taken by the Vernon Township Democratic Committee and Traci Fine to suppress Adam Broad’s freedom of speech goes against not only the founding principles of this county but their own stated values on their website of “advancing Democratic/Progressive values in our community”
For the reasons stated above we, Our Revolution McHenry County, not only rebuke the Vernon Township Democratic Committee and their chair Traci Fine, but also stand with and behind Adam Broad.
Mike Tauler (Chair)
Kerri Barber (Board member)
Kae Dickinson (Board member)
Dominique Miller (Board member)
Mary Jo Marshall (Board member)
Douglas Barber (Board member)