Connie Robinson Resigns From Local Democratic Party
May 22, 2019
Dear Chairman Scott Danks,
I am writing to resign the affiliation that I have had for many years with the Democratic Party of Vanderburgh County
After allegations of racist activities in a Democratic primary campaign and malicious statements made against an African-American community activist during a recent Evansville City Council meeting, I came to the conclusion that the local Democratic Party has become a party of regression and racist sentiments that my conscience will no longer allow me to be a part of.
The Democratic Party’s leadership which fails to take a stand or make a statement condemning these actions is in effect condoning both.
I have watched in the last four years as the “Party of the People” has dissolved into a party of intolerance.
I will finish out my term as an Independent who is not identified by party affiliation, but instead by the principles that guide those of us who believe that this community is for all people and not just a few backward political operatives who sit on the City Council.
It seems that the Democratic Party is no longer a party that welcomes people who look like me. I can only hope that someday it will change and welcome substantive inclusion.