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President of Richmond Crusade for Voters quits

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – "As of this evening I will officially step aside at this time so that I can devote more time as CEO as the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts," said former Richmond Crusade for Voters president, Antione Green. "Thank you very much for this opportunity God bless you all."

That major announcement came after several minutes of heated discussion at the meeting. Several members said his other position, as CEO for Patrick Henry Charter School, created a conflict of interest.

"There are some people within this organization that don't share the same position as I with respect to charter schools," said Green. "Doesn't share the same position in terms of support."

"He told the black caucus that the crusade supported charter schools which we don't," Lomax.

The Richmond Crusade for Voters is an organization of about 500-600 people founded in 1956. It's goal is to increase black participation in the city's political process. Green's resignation, however, prompted another major bombshell.

"What I'm going to do is resign my vice presidency," said former VP, James J.J. Minor, I will not become acting president."

Minor, who would have taken Green's spot, stepped down as well citing a separate conflict of interest. Green plans to put all his efforts into opening Patrick Henry in July.

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