Tuesday, 9 January 2013, I received a spate of emails from my source inside the Democratic Party of Georgia detailing the turmoil within that organization. Given the fact that the Democratic Party of Georgia is a political party as defined by state law [O.C.G.A § 21-2-2] and is governed by certain provisions of state law [O.C.G.A. § 21-2-110, § 21-2-111 and § 21-2-112], I have no qualms about publishing these emails, as they concern a public (albeit, volunteer) organization authorized and governed by the State of Georgia.
So let's get started.
In May, 2012, following her very open letter to the public demanding Georgia Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon resign his office, Democratic Party activist Catherine Smith submitted her own resignation as a member of the state Democratic executive committee.
Smith, who donated her time and money to other left-wing groups including Georgia WAND (Women's Actions for New Directions) and the Atlanta Young Democrats, cited allegations of racism as her reasons for stepping down as 5th Congressional District Chair for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Below is the resignation letter of Catherine Smith, addressed to members of the Georgia state Democratic committee:
Following Smith's resignation, Kip Carr was named interim Congressional District Chair, pending a special election to fill the vacancy.