Short statement regarding my firing as Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party.

After a recent email by Jaren Wieland (which I produced on Twitter), I will not be making any additional press statements after this initial statement until I have secured legal counsel. As stated in that email, Mrs. Wieland (and through her the Idaho Democratic Party), threatened legal action against me if I broke my Idaho Democratic Party Personnel Handbook and Confidentiality Agreement (“Agreement”) that I had signed with the party on September 4th, 2019. I informed Mrs. Wieland that the Idaho Democratic Party did not give me a copy of the “Agreement”, and asked for one to be sent to me as soon as possible so I have guidance regarding any future statements. I have yet to hear back from either Mrs. Wieland or the Idaho Democratic Party regarding a copy of my “Agreement”. Additionally, I asked both Mrs. Wieland and the Idaho Democratic Party to produce other paperwork that I signed, and in which I was not given a copy of during my time of employment. As with the “Agreement”, they have yet to comply with these easily obtainable requests. 

With that being said, last night (September 8th, 2019) I filed a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission regarding possible racial discrimination in my hiring process on August 13th, 2019. I will not be getting into the exact details of this possible racial discrimination since I am still waiting for either Mrs. Wieland or the Idaho Democratic Party to produce the “Agreement”. Regardless, I will be seeking legal counsel regarding this situation, and will make any future statements through other channels.

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Updates

6:08 PM (9/9/2019) – As of this time, I have not received any of the documents I requested from either Mrs. Wieland or the Idaho Democratic Party. The request was made over eight hours ago.

7:02 PM (9/9/2019) – Documents requested have been received.

 

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