Double standards prevail at the Tropicana Co-Op because they disenfranchised Eileen— a Co-Op shareholder.

 

 

Double standard:  (Miriam Webster:)  “.. a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them.”

 

Disenfranchise:  Dictionary definition:    “To disenfranchise is defined as to take away someone’s right to vote or to deprive someone of power, rights and privileges.”

 

An email was sent out  today, 1/19/21,  to shareholders by Clarice Campbell, CAM representing the Tropicana Co-op, Inc.

It contained a notice authored  by Sandy Balboni, Secretary of the Tropicana Co-op.  It was to advise shareholders of a workshop meeting of their Board of Directors on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 3 pm in the clubhouse.  The agenda was provided including 4 items.  The only one which interested us at the Forum was “Murex Negotiation Cost”

You might recall that Murex was going to pay for those costs, but only if they got the job.  Presumably the legal costs would be the most impressive.

 

But even more noteworthy,  in that email  was something additional from Clarice to shareholders:

“Join us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TropicanaCoop”

So here she is telling shareholders to “join us” on their Facebook page  (see URL above)  since that page is officially regarded as a place to obtain important information about the Co-op.

But in order for that page to be valid as officially representing the Co-op, every shareholder should have access; no one should be shut out.

But, as you know, Eileen Goldfinger was blocked from that page, and as a shareholder, she has been excluded from essential information which she should have access to. This limits her from  important news  about her home, her community,  and her shareholder investment. She has been deprived of “power, rights, and privileges”  which all other shareholders enjoy.

Of course, the Co-op could do the same thing to others, but right now, as far as we know, Eileen has been the only shareholder to experience discrimination in this way.

Since she is blocked, the Co-op should immediately take down the page because at least one Co-op member has been disallowed. That page can no longer represent the Co-op unless every member can enter.