Obama-Chimp Photo Unacceptable! Tell Marilyn Davenport to Resign!
  • Petitioned Scott Baugh

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Chairman Orange County Republican Central Committee
Scott Baugh
Marilyn Davenport

Obama-Chimp Photo Unacceptable! Tell Marilyn Davenport to Resign!

    1. Candy Hall
    2. Petition by

      Candy Hall

      Lake Elsinore, CA

A California Republican official Marilyn Davenport sent an email with President Barack Obama's face on a monkey's body with two adult monkeys as his parents. Text beneath the picture reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate." This is a complete outrage and will not be tolerated. This act was performed by a Republican official who knew better. Later Marilyn Davenport sent an email  asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior,".. When you send something of this magntude it is there forever in the minds of the people  forgiveness is too late.. We want Marilyn Davenport  to resign  PERIOD !!!  

 

Background Supporting this Action 

 

'Extremely racist' 
The county's Republican chairman, Scott Baugh, told about 75 party members that despite Davenport's "sincere apology," he still condemned her actions and believed she should resign because her presence on the committee would remain controversial and provide a distraction.

"The email is without question extremely racist," Baugh said. "Depicting African-Americans as monkey is a longtime, well-known and particularly offensive slur because it denies them their basic humanity."

 

We want Marilyn Davenport to Resign 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Black Republican Leaves The GOP

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Orange County Republican Committee chairman Scott Bough called her email "extremely racist," and added, "...instead of owning up to her mistake and putting an end to the story, Mrs. Davenport immediately sought to blame others and downplay the matter as a joke."

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      We are now going to launch a separate campaign targeting donors to the Orange County Republican Party until Davenport steps down. Stay tuned...

    7. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Offensive Email Sender Censured by Orange County GOP

    8. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      CA Democrats pass resolution condemning Davenport

    9. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Davenport has apologized three times, but refused to resign:

    10. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Jim Drummond of the OC Register looks at the recent racism scandal surrounding Davenport and contrasts it with the good work other council members are doing

    11. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Marilyn Davenport Expressed Anti-Muslim Sentiment Before Obama-is-a-Chimp Scandal

    12. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Protest held at home of GOP sender of chimp email

    13. Reached 250 signatures
    14. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Editorial on Marilyn Davenport: "The Monkey on the Tea Party's Back"

    15. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Civil rights activists hold prayer vigil at Davenport's home

    16. Tell California Official Who Emailed Obama-Chimp Photo to Resign

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Racist attacks against President Barack Obama are nothing new.
      But when Marilyn Davenport recently emailed a photo of President Obama as a chimp to friends and colleagues, she sparked international outcry.
      That’s because Davenport isn’t just...

    17. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Karik Karik ONMMYEQBLMPHTOWDZX, DE
      • about 3 years ago

      Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brgithneed my day!

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    • kristol kiss MINOCQUA, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      She needs to go now.

      This is vile and sick.

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      Downright shameful.

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    • Adrian Dominic Saenz PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      I think its funny!

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    • brenda huffer LEXINGTON, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      Why has this not been on tv?

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