My letter to Riley Snyder – Erin Bilbray

Erin BilbrayErin Bilbray
My letter to Riley Snyder,

I emailed this to him on May 18th regarding his story.
Please share.

First of all the rules were never passed by the rules committee. Second the rules committee never reached a quorum. Third Zach Zaragoza should never have put his longtime partner John Jones as Chair. This is a financial conflict of interest.

Remember, according to our charter we operate by Roberts Rules until the temporary rules pass.

The first major fight was the adoption of the temporary rules vote by voice. The video shows the no’s had it. But regardless since it was close there should have been a division of the house. I asked for a point of order and was overruled. My husband stood right in front of the podium with the 11th edition of Robert’s Rules in his hand (opened to the appropriate page) and attempted to make an appeal of Roberta’s ruling. An appeal should go to the body. But again was overruled by Chair Lange which is in direct violation of Robert’s Rules (and also both the temporary and permanent rules). When my husband yelled up at Roberta that an appeal takes precedence over all other business, Roberta looked down at him from the podium, shook her head, and simply said “No.” He tried to call for her to consult the parliamentarian, but she ignored him from that point on.

The petitions had nothing to do with the vote on the rules. Petitions need to be signed by 20% of the the delegates. They were, and Angie Morrelli and Robert Kern had told 1st Vice Chair Chris Wicker they were submitting. Chair Lange refused to accept in violation of her own “temporary rules”. But to be clear, she has made No plans for petitions ever to be verified. Leslie Sexton asked several times in previous credentials meeting what the plans were and was always ignored.
To say that the petitions could be ignored because the majority of the delegates in the room were Clinton’s is nonsense. A vote should have been taken.

Although, the contract for Paris was until 12:00 am the NSDP claimed they only hired security until 7:00 pm. Therefore they had to convene before all business was completed.

Bad planning and authoritative rule by Roberta is what created the atmosphere of anger. As for violence, if there was violence metro would have arrested someone. I understand that Roberta is under stress right now, be there is simply no way she saw chairs being thrown.

And this was NEVER about the delegate count (please see lawsuit) but about making sure there was a place for Sander’s supporters in our Party.

Frankly, I cannot believe the NSDP keeps stirring the pot instead of reaching out to the Sanders people right now.

Erin Bilbray

Sent from my iPhone

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Hyder
    May 21, 2016 @ 17:27:43

    I’m with you Erin. The exclusion may well be the end of Democratic POTUS. If we don’t win the election thier will be genuine chasos in the streets.


  2. polkastria
    May 21, 2016 @ 17:51:58

    Thank you for this Erin. This Sanders Delegate from Spring Valley will remember that you spoke up for us when many others would not.


  3. Barbara L Martin
    May 21, 2016 @ 21:37:38

    Thank you for speaking the truth. as you know it, having been present for the proceedings in question. Ironic that the MSM is finally talking about Bernie Sanders…and it’s all negative because of the lies about this fiasco!
    And as far as the phone threats, etc. being contributed to “Bernie” supporters, how on earth did anybody prove that? Most Bernie supporters I know understand the importance of “peaceful, non-violence” and respect Bernie’s stance on that.


  4. marcgilbert662
    May 22, 2016 @ 09:03:26

    Reblogged this on Marc Gilbert-Widmann.


  5. Rochelle Dunmore
    May 23, 2016 @ 01:28:10

    Thank you Erin Bilbray for taking the time to put together this succinct explanation of what took place and for your unwavering support for Bernie and the people of Nevada.


  6. John J. Delibos
    May 23, 2016 @ 03:48:55

    This was my first State Convention. After having been at the County Convention in April, I was confident it couldn’t get any worse. Well nothing was further from the truth! I volunteered to assist with distributing credentials to the Clinton delegates Friday evening, May 13th, and that disintegrated into an unbelievable fiasco! The space allocated was woefully insufficient and the lack of something as simple as forming lines based on letters of the alphabet completely eluded the organizers. The delegates were understandably angry at how disorganized the process was. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse…the next day, it did. The behavior of some prominent members of The Nevada State Democratic Party was overtly indifferent to the Bernie Sander’s delegates. How that’s supposed to facilitate a spirit of cooperation is beyond me. The rest is history. This is certainly not a legacy to be proud of, if it were people would be tripping over themselves to take credit for it. The fact that they aren’t speaks volumes about just how embarrassing this is for our great state of Nevada.


  7. pattieaz
    May 25, 2016 @ 09:46:32

    The $HilLIARy Camp/DNC has been thwarting Democracy and fairness during the entire primary season. Before IOWA, Debbie Downer was single-handedly responsible for Breach Gate Dec. 2015…….and they’ve never stopped: Bernie should at least be Awarded ALL the Delegates from Massachusetts, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, Indiana, New York, Wyoming, Kentucky! There was NO Chair “Throwing”


  8. Jona
    May 25, 2016 @ 10:33:20

    I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!


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