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10 Aug
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RELEASE: Special Session Around the Corner

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2017

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

Special Session Around the Corner

In light of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s cigarette “tax” fee ruling, the Oklahoma Democratic Party insists that Governor Fallin call for a special session to address the budget hole crisis that was never resolved earlier this year.

Republicans have failed Oklahomans. The Republican-Super-Majority had a chance to work together with Democrats on developing sustainable recurring revenue during session, but they instead chose to knowingly push through unconstitutional bills, wasting tax payer’s time and money.

Oklahomans shouldn’t have to pay for Republican failures. It’s time for Republicans to step up and prove they care about Oklahomans and do their job. It’s time for Republicans to work with Democrats on a long-term sustaining recurring revenue plan.

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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.

09 Aug
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Trump Lacks the Temperament to be Commander-in-Chief

Tom Perez Responds to Trump’s Comments on North Korea

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the Trump administration’s response to growing tensions with North Korea:

“By recklessly live-tweeting threats of nuclear war from his private golf course, Donald Trump has shown once again that he lacks the temperament to be Commander-in-Chief. This loose talk of war undermines America’s credibility and endangers our national security. The serious threat posed by North Korea will not be solved with 140-character fits of bluster, but with reasoned dialogue, consistent diplomacy, and coordination with our allies.”

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08 Aug
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Trump Taking Advantage of Foreign Workers

DNC on Trump Taking Advantage of Foreign Workers

In response to reports that President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club briefly advertises jobs to American workers after applying to hire foreign workers, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“Donald Trump hires foreign workers, not because he can’t find any American workers, but because he can pay them less. Trump taking advantage of cheaper foreign labor, while American workers go unemployed, is the very example of the anti-worker practices that have cost U.S. jobs for decades. Trump says we need to ‘hire American’ and has promised to create jobs, but it is clear that American workers cannot trust him when he won’t even give them a fair shot at employment at his own properties.”

Washington Post: ‘Apply by fax’: Before it can hire foreign workers, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club advertises at home — briefly

04 Aug
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Jobs Report by Tom Perez

Tom Perez on Jobs Report

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez issued the following statement:

“Today’s jobs report shows that President Obama’s bold policies and long-term economic investments are still paying off. But while the economy continues to see steady growth, Trump is putting everything at risk. Instead of focusing his agenda on lifting up workers and creating good jobs, Trump has tried repeatedly to pass a health care repeal bill that would hurt the economy and devastate working families; he has advocated for a tax plan that prioritizes the wealthy over the middle class; and just this week, he endorsed limiting America’s potential for economic growth by cutting legal immigration in half.

“Amid the daily chaos of this administration, the American people are losing faith in Trump’s ability to handle the economy and deliver on his promises. The American people deserve better. That’s why Democrats are standing up for American workers and fighting to create more good jobs, raise wages, and upskill our workforce to ensure economic opportunity for all.”

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02 Aug
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RELEASE: Charges Dropped Pending Further Investigation

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2017

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

Charges Dropped Pending Further Investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party response to dropped Hofmeister campaign conspiracy charges:

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater dropped charges weeks out from a preliminary hearing against Republican School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma Trump Campaign volunteer coordinator, Stephanie Milligan, and Republican political consultant Fount Holland pending further investigation. Charges may be refiled in light of additional information regarding one or more of the defendants in the dark money collusion case.

Unethical Republican leadership has failed Oklahoma. It’s imperative that those working for our children and education be held to the highest moral and ethical standards. Oklahomans deserve to know the truth behind the campaign’s contributions starting with a full and transparent investigation into any campaign contribution violations and a new preliminary hearing.

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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.