Chairman Cancels April 9 ExCom Meeting

The following is an email from the Chairman.  For the purpose of spam prevention, email addresses have been redacted.

From: Hasan Harnett
Date: April 4, 2016 at 7:09:19 AM EDT
Subject: New Update(s): April 9th Executive Committee Meeting Canceled

Dear Executive Committee member,

  • The Executive Committee meeting on April 9th is canceled
  • Do not sign the petition for the April 30th Executive Committee meeting

I understand the concerns about having a conflict with district conventions, but my main premise for pushing forward was to put the divisive infighting behind us so we can move forward in beating Democrats in the fall. Consequently, I am canceling the Executive Committee meeting on April 9th and am asking that you not sign the petitions to call for a special meeting on April 30th.

Likewise, I am a volunteer Chairman and must work for a living to provide for my family. The NCGOP staff was already notified on January 27th of my schedule. I am traveling out of the country on business starting April 23rd thru May 1st (see the date and time stamp below). The only Saturdays in April I am available are 4/2, 4/9, and 4/16 of which all of these dates have district conventions. Due to scheduling constraints, we should not have our next Executive Committee meeting until after the State Convention.

It is also apparent that the Central Committee is attempting to schedule an April 30th Executive Committee meeting. The sole premise of the Central Committee’s petition for the April 30th meeting is to remove your State Chairman during an election year. Who likes junk mail? The statements in the letter you received are nothing more than bald faced lies. Furthermore, the claims in that letter have no factual basis whatsoever and is why most of you have placed these petition letters in either your recycle bin or underneath your junk mail. If you already signed it, please email me requesting your signature be removed from the petition, and I will make sure it is eliminated. For anyone still contemplating, I urge you not to sign the petition for the April 30th Executive Committee meeting.

Instead, let us focus our energies on the ongoing District Conventions and upcoming State Convention. We are moving on because there really is no time to waste. We have an exciting year ahead of us and today is a new day. While there are a number of issues to address, I believe we can find the appropriate solutions together.

All of your feedback is greatly appreciated. Feel free to call, email or text me should you have additional thoughts.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Hasan Harnett
Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2016, at 9:22 AM
Subject: Chairman – Upcoming Calendar Events
To: Scheduling
Upcoming Calendar Events
·  2/20* Johnston County Reagan Dinner (Lt. Gov),  Johnston County Agriculture Center, 2736 NC 210 Hwy., Smithfield, NC at 5:30 pm
·  2/25* Durham GOP Lincoln-Douglass Event
·  3/4* 2nd Annual TARS Fundraiser, Embassy Suites Hotel, 460 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 7-9:30 pm

·  4/23 – 5/1 I’m traveling out of the country (Confirmed)

*I have not confirmed anything with the venue(s) – please advise