The past couple of weeks have been interesting for the Movement For A People’s Party, many major events showing they will continue to be in a never-ending stance of attempting to be more than a footnote in the minor party scene.
First on February 11th, the many prominent official in the Virginia State Affiliate had resigned from their position, citing a disagreement over the Freedom Convoy in Canada. In a statement released by them, they cite members of the official People’s Party Slack spreading Vaccine misinformation and harassing members who bring up the convoy being fueled by White Supremacists and being denounced by Labor Groups, as the crux of their decision.
Then on February 17th, the Washington Affiliate of the Peoples Party had decided to disaffiliate with MPP, citing that despite the MPP claiming they wanted a democratic and transparent political system, the party has not lived up to said expectations and has continually attacked people who do not fall in line with party chair Nick Brana.
Then on February 19th the Florida affiliate circulated a petition to have member Sabrina Peña Young removed from her position, accusing her of being a “liberal contractors” for sharing how her 12 year old son died under the Castro administration, and they disagreed on her assessment. Sabrina would go in to say these charges were trumped up and she was truly purged because she was taking part in an investigation on Brana.
Then on February 20th, two-time Democratic Senate Candidate from West Virginia turned MPP activist Paula Jean Swearengin, announced she was resigning amid Brana purging 5 members of the National Board who were calling on Brana to be investigated, an event that has been referred to colloquially as The Sunday Purge.
And lastly on the 22nd, the contents of the investigation into Brana were made public by Status Coup, who revealed that said investigation involved Nick Brana being accused of Sexual Harassment by a female member of MPP. One of the members expelled in the Sunday Purge, Regina Clarke was in charge of the investigation and was quoted as saying “As the investigation went on, it was clear there was sexual harassment going on; for other alleged acts, there was debate on whether it was harassment or extended further.”