The LPF is structured like we want government. Local home rule in all possible cases. As a Regional Representative, I do not “outrank” an affiliate Chair. In fact, I have to ask their permission to initiate political action in the affiliated counties, and the state party is specifically barred from interfering with affiliate autonomy in the LPF Bylaws, Article I, Sections 1,3, for reference.
He hatched a plan to play parliamentary games at the next meeting, and posted a ton of motions to the visitor post section of the affiliate Facebook page a couple days prior. Bear in mind as you listen, the man has no standing introduce or vote on motions. The Chair graciously allows discussion anyway, despite the number of motions being what you typically see at an Annual Business Meeting of the state party.
They include complete replacement of the entire Constitution and creating 5 committees needing at least 15 members in an affiliate with 7-15 members attending on average including a 4 person Executive Committee.
The meeting opens with talk of the motions and the Chair compliments Rose on an idea he had. Redacted is talk afterwards with some new potential members and a new candidate who I cannot imagine were very impressed by what transpired next.
The day after the meeting the Alachua affiliate Secretary contacted us for help with parliamentary procedure in case they ever had to use it again, and I provided advice on fixing some of the issues with the Constitution. They were being proactive to address the legitimate portions of his concerns.
The next day I received a series of texts from Chris Rose, which he followed by seceding from his own affiliate via the message at the end, earning himself the title “Chris Rose, Douchebag”.