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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

03 Apr
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It’s Past Time for Pruitt to Resign

DNC: Past Time for Pruitt to Resign

In response to Scott Pruitt rolling back fuel emissions standards and his continued corruption and abuse of taxpayer dollars, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“It is long past time for Scott Pruitt’s tenure to end. From cozying up to industry insiders, to wasting taxpayer dollars and breaking ethical norms, Americans cannot trust Pruitt and he should resign immediately.

“At the same time, Pruitt has led the Trump administration’s reckless dismantling of Obama-era protections, favoring industry and special interests over the environment he is supposed to protect. Pruitt’s latest move to roll back greenhouse gas and fuel emission standards will not only harm the environment but will put people’s health at risk. Enough is enough.”

Editorial boards agree: enough is enough.

Los Angeles Times Editorial: “The EPA’s Scott Pruitt has to go

Washington Post Editorial: “A swamp monster is running the EPA

Chicago Tribune Editorial: “Under Scott Pruitt’s leadership, EPA stands for Ethical Problems Abound. Or is it Ethical Practices Avoided? …  If he can’t behave ethically, he shouldn’t be in government service.”

 

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