Sylvia Cedillo takes on PVAMU Professor Dr. Robert Jones

Dr. Robert Jone's repeated violations of Waller County Court at Law Standing Restraining Order
From: Sylvia Cedillo
Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎October‎ ‎20‎, ‎2014 ‎7‎:‎11‎ ‎AM
To: Robert Jones, Robert Jones
Cc: George Wright, chancellor@tamus.edu

Re:  Divorce action pending:  In the Matter of the Marriage of Robert Jones and Sylvia Cedillo; In the County Court at Law of Waller County

Dr. Jones:

I am writing to express my concerns about your violations of the Waller County Court at Law Standing Restraining Order as they pertain to your tampering with my campaign signs for Waller County Judge. 

On Sunday, October 19, 2014, I had to call the Waller County Sheriff's Office for assistance in retrieving some of my campaign signs that you had removed not once, but twice, already, from property that I own.  I recovered signs and a banner you removed that had been hanging in the same location for months.

I am aware, as you should be, that the State of Texas, the Texas A&M System,  and Prairie View A&M University have prohibitions against employees campaigning on state time.

If my student volunteers tell me you are campaigning for my opponent in your classrooms or on campus, again, I will be forced to take up this matter, legally. 

I am also aware that you are on medication that you claim "makes you angrier."     

Prairie View A&M University and the Texas A&M System maintain a high reputation for excellence.  Your behavior tarnishes that legacy and reputation. 


Sylvia Cedillo
From: Jones,Robert
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 3:36 PM
To: Engedayehu,Walle
Subject: request for reply to allegations

I am more than happy to respond to allegations in an e-mail send to me earlier today, specifically the charge that I campaigned for Sylvia Cedillo’s opponent in an upcoming election. This allegation is totally untrue. I do not “campaign” for specific candidates in local or state election.
This semester I have covered the political process earlier in the semester than is usually the case because of the upcoming election.  In my General Sociology class (2 sections) I present a sociological analysis of government as an institution and the negative impact of low voter turnout on government services, especially the raising of the retirement age to 67 and the ending of social Security Survivor benefits for college students in the last change of the Social Security law. Students readily grasp the personal impact of these changes on their lives. My students will gladly tell you that I frequently say, “In the long run it doesn’t matter who you vote for, what matters is who votes. So long as only half the electorate votes, government will provide fewer good & services to nonvoters.”  I do promote voting & voter registration because of the positive effect of high voter turnout on government services.
This semester I have devoted more time than usual to voter turn and voter suppression because of some unique opportunities: The fact that the college student plaintiff in the legal action against the State of Texas is a PVAMU student who was pictured in the New York Time makes this year special. I invited Ms. Clark to speak briefly to my classes and she did. I also invited Judge Charleston who published a book on voting problems in Waller County to speak in my classes on the history of voter suppression at PVAMU. Again my emphasis is on voter turnout and blatant & subtle mechanisms of voter suppression.
As for the other charges in the memo from Ms. Cedillo, please note that she did not “have to” call the sheriff “for assistance.” That was pure theater. The property she claims to “own” is joint property and I in fact own more than half by virtue of making a larger share of the down payment.
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask. 
Dr. Robert Paul Jones

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