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19 Jun
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Juneteenth Observance DNC Tom Perez

Tom Perez and Virgie M. Rollins on Observance of Juneteenth

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Black Caucus Chair Virgie M. Rollins released the following statement commemorating the anniversary of Juneteenth, when slaves in Galveston, Texas received the news that the Civil War had ended and they were free at last:

“Today, Americans across the country celebrate Juneteenth and the abolition of slavery. Since the day the news of freedom reached slaves in Galveston, generations of African Americans and their allies have carried on their struggle. We remember the men and women who marched for justice, rode for freedom, sat in, stood up, and spoke out for the full equality every American deserves.

“The progress we’ve made is undeniable. But our journey toward racial equality and opportunity is far from complete. More than a century and a half later, the echoes of slavery still reverberate throughout our society. From traffic stops and job interviews to classrooms, courtrooms, and voting booths, the poison of discrimination keeps our country’s promise out of reach for too many Americans.

“So as we celebrate how far our nation has come on the road toward full equality, we must also recommit ourselves to combating the relics of injustice that remain. We must continue to expand opportunity and ensure equality for all Americans – no matter the color of their skin. And we must carry on the struggle to form a more perfect union.”

19 Jun
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Grassroots Organizations Join the ODP for OKC Pride – Sunday, June 25th

2017 OKC PRIDE – JOIN THE RESISTANCE!

The Oklahoma Democratic Party and Local Grassroots Organizations are walking together in Unity Sunday, June 25, 2017! Join us in demonstrating pride and diversity representing Oklahoma Democrats!

Special thank you to the 5th Congressional District Democratic Veterans

RSVP: christine@okdemocrats.org or 405-706-0361 with your name & cell phone number

PARADE ROUTE: Starts: 42nd St & Classen Blvd Ends: 39th ST & Young Blvd 4 P.M. Corralling – 6 P.M. START! www.okcpride.org/2017-pride/2017-parade

16 Jun
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Tell Republicans to Oppose Trumpcare

Republicans are working to write and pass a third version of their disastrous repeal of the Affordable Care Act. This bill could take away health insurance from millions of Americans and deny access to essential health benefits that are required under the ACA. Call Your Republican Representative or Senator and tell them NO to Trumpcare

Look Up Your Member of Congress & Call

14 Jun
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RELEASE: Perez Released the Following Statement on Virginia Shooting

Tom Perez on Shooting in Virginia

In the aftermath of this morning’s horrific shooting in Virginia, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I’m heartbroken by the news of this morning’s appalling and cowardly attack in Virginia. We are sending our thoughts to all of the victims of this senseless act of violence, we are praying for their speedy recovery, and we are grateful to the Capitol Police and first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to protect them.

“This unconscionable act is an attack on our entire country and all those who answer the call to public service. While we don’t have all the answers yet, we do know that Congressman Steve Scalise, other congressional members, and their staff were attacked while practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game – an event for Republicans and Democrats to come together and raise money for charity. Regardless of our political differences, today reminds us that we are all Americans. Such violence has no place in our democracy.”

14 Jun
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RELEASE: ODP Statement on Virginia GOP Ballgame Shooting

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2017

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
405-536-2417
Oklahoma Democratic Party
 

ODP Statement on Virginia GOP Ballgame Shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party has released the following statement regarding the shooting attack during a GOP baseball practice:

“As news updates come in, our thoughts are with the victims of an early morning shooting that injured majority whip, Rep. Scalise, members of his security detail, and GOP staffers. Despite political differences, violence is never the answer. We are grateful for the quick response by U.S. Capitol Police on apprehending the suspect and avoiding what some reporting say could have been a massacre.”

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.