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13 Sep
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RELEASE: Democrats Flip Another Red Seat

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2017

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

Democrats Flip Another Red Seat

OKLAHOMA CITY – Last night’s House District 46 blow out victory demonstrates that Oklahomans are ready for change after years of Republican failed leadership.

“I think it’s indicative of the fact that Oklahomans are waking up and realizing that Republican leadership has failed us,” states ODP Chair, Anna Langthorn.

Representative-elect Rosecrant’s win is the third special election to flip a Republican seat.
Anna goes on to say, “Democrats are winning because our candidates are committed to working hard and getting to know the voters of their districts. We have momentum, and this is a great sign for our remaining special elections and into 2018.”

The Oklahoma Democratic Party will be focussing on the remaining three special elections on November 14, Allison Ikley SD37, Steven Vincent SD45, and Chris VanLandingham HD76. Senator Bryce Marlatt’s resignation leaves another open legislative seat that Oklahoma Democrats will continue to watch.
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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.

13 Sep
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DNC on Democratic Victories

DNC Chair Tom Perez Statement on Democratic Victories in Oklahoma and New Hampshire

Last night, Democrats flipped seats in two state House races in Oklahoma and New Hampshire, where the DNC’s Resistance Summer efforts have helped mobilize voters and energize grassroots organizing. DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Congratulations to Jacob Rosecrants and Charlie St. Clair on their victories last night. The 31-point swing in Oklahoma and 28-point swing in New Hampshire — both deep-red districts that Trump carried by 11 and 16 points respectively in November — are just the latest examples of how voters have lost faith in the Republican Party and are hungry for Democratic leadership.

“Our candidates have now flipped six seats since Trump took office, and as long as we continue organizing and mobilizing across the country we’ll be unstoppable. When Democrats lead with our values, we can win in any zip code from the school board to the Oval Office.”

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11 Sep
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DNC Chair Tom Perez on 9/11 Anniversary

DNC Chair Tom Perez on 9/11 Anniversary

On the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken in an act of pure evil. They were parents on their way to work and families traveling with their children. They were public servants devoted to defending our freedoms; selfless firefighters, first responders, and police officers who ran into the smoke; and ordinary heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others.

“The terrorists who carried out these attacks wanted to cause more than death and destruction. They wanted to fill us with fear and divide us through hate. But Americans did not allow terrorism to triumph. Instead, we endured, we rose again, and we came together as one nation, united by our shared values of freedom and equality. And in the sixteen years since that fateful Tuesday morning, a new generation of Americans has answered our nation’s call to service and defended those values at every turn.

“We will never forget where we were on September 11. Nor will we forget the names and the stories of those who were taken from us. On this anniversary, we must keep them and their families in our hearts, we must recommit ourselves to the values they shared, and we must ensure that hope will always outlast hatred.”

07 Sep
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RELEASE: The ODP Calls for Senator to Resign

For Immediate Release
September 7, 2017

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

The ODP Calls for Senator to Resign After Sexual Battery Charges

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party condemns all violence and harassment, including sexual assault. State leaders must uphold the public’s trust with integrity and honor, and sexual assault must not be tolerated from any of our lawmakers. In light of sexual battery charges by Oklahoma City Police, Senator Marlatt R-Woodward should immediately step down and resign. Oklahomans deserve to be represented by legislators committed to upholding the high moral standards their oath of office requires.

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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.

05 Sep
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RELEASE: ODP on Trump Rescinding DACA

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017

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

Oklahoma Democrats on Trump Rescinding DACA

In response to the Trump’s administration decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), created by President Obama in 2012 to protect immigrants who came to this country as children, the Oklahoma Democratic Party, released the following statement:

“Today, the Trump administration turned its back on hard-working immigrant families and students. Donald Trump’s actions today force thousands of immigrants back into the shadows, tears families and communities apart and is a devastating blow to the nearly 800,000 young immigrants who only know this country as their home. Trump and his Republicans are choosing to further divide our country, create fear in our communities and even hurt our economy.

“Donald Trump’s actions today are cruel and bends to the wishes of extremist Republicans in his own party. Democrats proudly stand by the 6,865 DACA beneficiaries in Oklahoma and believe that America’s biggest strength is our diversity. We will continue to work to fix our broken immigration system and the most important step in doing that is supporting the DREAMers who are contributing to our economy and were brought to this country by no fault of their own. We urge Oklahoma Republicans to act and support legislation in Congress to protect our DREAMers and keep our communities safe.”

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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.