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20 Apr
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DNC Files Lawsuit Against Russia

DNC Files Lawsuit Against Russia, WikiLeaks & Trump Campaign For Attack On DNC & Our Democracy

Washington, DC – Today, the DNC filed a complaint in federal court against the Russian Federation, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU), a GRU operative using a pseudonym “Guccifer 2.0,” Aras and Emin Agalarov, Joseph Mifsud, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, and Richard Gates for their brazen attack on our democracy, including the DNC hack and dissemination of stolen documents.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign. This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez.

“No one is above the law and the perpetrators of this attack must be held accountable. They successfully hacked the Democratic Party in 2016 and they will be back. We must prevent future attacks on our democracy, and that’s exactly what we’re doing today. This is not partisan, it’s patriotic. If the occupant of the Oval Office won’t protect our democracy, Democrats will. It is our obligation to the American people.”

Russia found a willing partner in the Trump campaign, which shared their goal of hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump. Representatives of all three groups remained in contact with each other as the attack was being executed.

A major component of the Russian interference campaign was the cyberattack on the DNC. Russian intelligence agents broke into DNC computer systems, stole DNC materials, and used WikiLeaks and fake personas operated by Russian intelligence to disseminate the stolen materials to voters.

The Russian government notified the Trump campaign in advance that it had stolen Democratic emails and other information about the Democratic Party that it was seeking to use in support of Trump’s candidacy. Rather than reporting Russia’s offer to meddle in a U.S. election, the Trump campaign welcomed Russia’s help. Trump’s closest political adviser, Roger Stone, also appeared to have advance knowledge of specific plans by WikiLeaks to disseminate some of this information. Rather than report these plans to authorities, the Trump campaign and its associates cheered them on. And throughout the campaign, Trump associates remained in contact with individuals closely connected to the Kremlin and Russian intelligence agencies.

This lawsuit is based on facts, admissions of defendants in multiple criminal proceedings, including their own words, records that have been released in legal filings, the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community and widely confirmed news reports.

While it is impossible to fully repair the harm caused by the defendants, the DNC has filed this civil complaint in the federal court in Southern District of New York to hold the defendants accountable for their misconduct and to ensure transparency.

The DNC is represented in this matter by Joe Sellers, Geoffrey Graber, Julia Horwitz and Alison Deich of the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.

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16 Apr
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2018 ODP & NDTC Candidate Training

Congratulations to our 230 newly filed Democratic Candidates for the 2018 mid-term elections! And thank you to everyone that attended the 2018 Candidate Training held this past Saturday at the Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City.

The training was well attended and well received. Good luck to all of our Democratic Candidates and we will see you at the polls for the June 26th Primary.

16 Apr
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Democrats Eclipse Previous Election Cycle Filings

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2018

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

Democrats Eclipse Previous Election Cycle Filings

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party responds to a 46 percent increase in Democratic Candidate filings:

Voters are fed up with Republicans. The increase in candidates who filed is a referendum on ineffective GOP leadership. Eight years of continuous budget cuts have prompted an outpouring of support for teacher filings and first-time candidates.

“Democrats are showing up to clean up the mess Republicans have made in our state,” stated Democratic Party Chair Anna Langthorn. “It is clear that Oklahomans are tired of failed promises.”

The Oklahoma Democratic Party congratulates all Democratic candidates and is ready to help guide candidates in their success.

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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.

12 Apr
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Oklahoma Democratic Party Hosts Statewide Candidate Training

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018

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

Oklahoma Democratic Party Hosts Statewide Candidate Training

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on Candidate Training and the first day of candidate filing:

Over 115 Democrats filed on the first day of filing as teachers from all over the state continued their walk out at the Capitol. The eight-day walk out has spurred more teachers to run for office and has energized overwhelming support for proper educational funding.

The Oklahoma Democratic Party was on sight to congratulate candidates and hand out informational packets to newly filed Democratic candidates. Packets include information about available tools and resources as well as information on Saturday, April 14th Candidate Training at the Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City.

The Candidate Training is sponsored by the Oklahoma Democratic Party and the National Democratic Training Committee to help first-time candidates get their campaigns off the ground. Democratic candidates interested in registering to attend the Saturday training are encouraged to sign up at okdemocrats.org.

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Anna Langthorn stated, “We must ensure that we provide candidates with the right tools they need to speak to voters, so they understand what choices they have for this year’s election. This is an important election year, and our candidates deserve to have the Party’s support behind their efforts.”

The ODP has had a booth set up at the Capitol every day of the teacher walk out and will continue their presence registering voters and taking candidate information. Democratic staff and volunteers will remain at the Capitol during filing to hand out informational packets. Democratic Candidates with questions about resources and tools are encouraged to call the ODP office at 405-427-3366 or visit the website okdemocrats.org.

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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.

04 Apr
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DNC on 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DNC on 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Black Caucus Chair Virgie Rollins released the following statements on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

“It was no accident that Dr. King spent his final days in Memphis 50 years ago to support the thirteen hundred sanitation workers marching for better wages and working conditions. He knew that the foundation of the fight for equality has always been economic opportunity, and he gave his life for that cause.

“As we celebrate his life, let us recommit ourselves to his vision of equality, opportunity, and justice for all people – no matter what they look like, where they come from, who they love, or how they pray. Fifty years after Dr. King’s tragic assassination, it’s on all of us to fight for progress every day and ensure that we leave a more perfect union and world to future generations.”

–DNC Chair Tom Perez

“Though this might be the 50th time Americans have rallied in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, his voice is just as loud and crystal clear as ever. His message reverberates throughout our communities and remains a fire within our hearts.

“By no means is his mission complete. Wages in our communities are still stagnant. Racism, both hidden and overt, still permeates our politics. Not even our country’s children have equal access to good education and health care. But in the face of all these obstacles, we can be thankful that Dr. King taught us how to move forward and persevere. His life’s work was spent showing us that we can challenge the status quo and fight for change peacefully.

“As long as we can vote, we should have hope for the future. That’s exactly why we’ll push for expanded voting rights, and that’s why we’ll continue to organize and mobilize communities across America.”

–DNC Black Caucus Chair Virgie Rollins

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