That’s right, we are supposed to worship the “Chairwoman” – the first “Latina” (or if you ask the pander to minority caucus, Latinx) Chair of the CAGOP.
11 Dead County Parties. 16 More with 10 or less elected members.
Assemblyman Bill Brough Raped a woman, Sexually Battered another and harassed 5 more (that we know of) and our esteemed Chairwoman has been silent.
The rampaging Mike Madrid was a delegate to the CAGOP for 8 months while she covered up and stonewalled a complaint against him. Madrid was part of the Lincoln Project – which has since been shamed for corruption and covering up pedophilia.
2 Lost State Senate Seats. 2 Defections from the Assembly.
44,000 volunteers no one has ever seen
A net loss of 1,300,000 voter registrations under her tenure
Party leaders recruting non-Republicans to run for office in SD15 and SD30
But she did write down Laurie Wallace’s and Lani Kane’s names in order to retaliate against them later for daring to ask questions and for voting against grossly conflicted appointments to CAGOP committees.
Where was the “Chairwoman” regarding the PDI election data firm? Crickets. Party caught with its’ pants down. Now they are scrambling to get a new data provider.
Speaking of outreach, we now learn courtesy of the national media that Jessica Patterson may well have attempted to cover up a Racial Discrimination complaint. At best, she did what she does best, cut and run from any sort of contraversy.
We detailed how corrupt the CAGOP’s staff were in the run up to the convention, stonewalling requests for information, allowing gross violations of election and party by-laws, screwing with timing of release of information, election software full of bugs and the like… it looks like the Staff is even worse than the incompetent folks that called the FBI on me.
California GOP Employee Claims Racial Discrimination in Suit
The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting it.
By Associated Press, Wire Service Content March 3, 2021, at 8:58 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report
California GOP Employee Claims Racial Discrimination in Suit
Retaliation? Jessica Patterson has proven to be vicious and vindictive at her core. In front of witnesses, she wrote down Lani Kane and Laurie Wallace’s names to remember the for future retribution. It appears this is nothing new. (BTW – I have known about this behavior pattern of Patterson’s for years. Witness the FBI at my door for pete’s sake)
BY KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting it.
Lawyers for Botisha McKnight, who is Black, filed her lawsuit against the party and two former employees this week in Sacramento County Superior Court. The suit alleges McKnight’s supervisor, Alice Jungwirth, repeatedly made discriminatory remarks about Black people, at several times acknowledging the her remarks were racist.
It further alleges Cynthia Bryant, the party’s former executive director and Jungwirth’s aunt, retaliated against McKnight by giving her more difficult work outside of her job description after McKnight filed a complaint. Managers at the California Republican Party failed to stop Jungwirth’s conduct, it alleges.
There it is again, conflict avoidance and trying to ignore stuff hoping it will go away.
McKnight “has been subjected to an unending cycle of racially-charged and inhumane harassing, discriminatory, and retaliatory behavior at the hands of her supervisors,” the lawsuit alleges.
Jungwirth and Bryant both stopped working at the party last year, while McKnight still works there. Jungwirth could not be reached for comment and Bryant referred comment to the party spokesman.
“The CAGOP is an equal opportunity employer and has always employed and been welcoming to team members from all backgrounds. We immediately investigated these claims when they were first made back in late-2019 and took prompt remedial action at that time,” Hector Barajas, the party spokesman, said in an emailed statement.
Insiders I have spoken to contest Mr. Barrajas’ characterization. Both Bryant and Jungwirth were purged by Jessica Patterson in her rampage, and would have been canned regardless of this lawsuit.
Barajas pointed to a financial disclosure report showing Jungwirth’s final salary payment in January 2020 when asked what remedial actions the party took. He did not answer specifically when asked if she was fired due to McKnight’s complaint.
Make a specific note of that emboldened sentence. I was told specifically the lawsuit was not a factor in any of the rampaging purge of Jessica Patterson.
McKnight worked as a “cage assistant” for the party, a job that includes directing and sorting mail, processing checks and credit cards, making daily deposits and record keeping, according to the lawsuit.
Jungwirth subjected McKnight to “indescribable racism” including saying her first name sounded Black, asking if her hair was real, and using a racial stereotype in response to learning McKnight was older than 40, the lawsuit alleges. Jungwirth also allegedly told McKnight she heard that Black women have lots of children without fathers present and were on welfare.
McKnight alleged Bryant began assigning her difficult tasks that she was not trained for after she filed a formal complaint about the harassment with the party.
McKnight was the only African American employee of the party and she faced regular discrimination that her white colleagues were not subject to, the suit alleges. She suffered loss of earnings, emotional anguish, humiliation, and emotional and physical stress due to the environment, the suit alleges.
In early 2020, the California Democratic Party settled three lawsuits alleging its former chairman, Eric Bauman, engaged in a pattern of misconduct, discrimination and unwanted sexual advances. Bauman resigned in 2018.
Now – let’s add a snippet from the Sacramento B.S.:
Months later, McKnight emailed a formal complaint to California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Patterson about the harassment, the suit alleges. After McKnight made the complaint, she alleges she experienced retaliation from Cynthia Bryant, Jungwirth’s supervisor. Jungwirth is Bryant’s niece, according to the lawsuit.
Whoopsie. a Racist Chairwoman, a conflict avoider, a cover up, and retaliation. What a package!
The CAGOP Delegates just took ownership of all of this when they re-elected her too. It is a team #EPICFAIL…
To be continued…
UPDATE: We have confirmed that the CAGOP’s Board of Directors WAS NOT Told about this potential lawsuit. Further, the plantiff had to get permission to sue via a pre-suit process. This means that the CAGOP staff HAD TO KNOW this was coming while hiding it from the CAGOP’s board. Amazing considering they were publicly attacking Steve Frank with false charges of racism, while Jessica and her inner circle knew about this and were covering it up. The CAGOP is corrupt at its’ core.