06 Jan

Obama Economy Created 156,000 Jobs Last Month, Bringing Total to 15.8 Million Since 2010

For Immediate Release
January 6, 2017
Contact: DNC Press – 202-863-8148

Obama Economy Created 156,000 Jobs Last Month, Bringing Total to 15.8 Million Since 2010

WASHINGTON – DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile released the following statement in response to the December jobs report, which is the last monthly report of President Obama’s tenure, and which showed wages growing at the fastest pace since 2009, with 156,000 new jobs created and the unemployment rate remaining below five percent:

“The last eight years of Democratic leadership in the White House have clearly steered our economy in the right direction. At the end of the last Republican administration, our economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month and millions of Americans were losing their homes and life savings. But under the Obama economy we have roared back. Wages are growing faster than at any point in the last seven years, the unemployment rate is less than half of its peak during the Great Recession, and U.S. businesses have added more than 15.8 million new jobs since early 2010.

“As Donald Trump prepares to take office, the American people are watching closely to see if he works to build on our progress or drag us backward. Everything Trump has done so far only reinforces the notion that he’s in this for himself and doesn’t care about ordinary hardworking Americans. His refusal to put his business assets in a blind trust has already created a litany of conflicts of interest. And he has abandoned his promise to ‘drain the swamp’ by filling his cabinet with special interests, Washington insiders, and the same Wall Street billionaires who contributed to the last financial crisis.

“None of this bodes well for families who can still feel the effects of the Great Recession. Democrats will hold Trump accountable if he attempts to use the presidency to enrich himself and undo our hard-won progress. And we will continue to offer the ideas and solutions that will move the economy forward and lift up American workers.”

05 Jan

DNC Statement on Trump Rewarding Florida A.G., Pam Bondi with White House Job

For Immediate Release
January 5, 2017
Contact: DNC Press-

DNC Statement on Trump Rewarding Florida A.G., Pam Bondi with White House Job

WASHINGTON – The DNC released the following statement in response to a report that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be awarded a senior job in Donald Trump’s administration. In 2013, Bondi declined to investigate Trump University following an illegal political contribution made by Trump through his Foundation to Bondi’s re-election campaign for $25,000. Trump also hosted a political fundraiser for Bondi soon after. Trump’s fraudulent university ultimately scammed more than 5,000 people out of $40 million and was investigated by Attorney Generals in multiple other states.

“Pam Bondi’s appointment by Trump to a position in our nation’s highest office will be the latest transaction between two people whose previous corrupt dealings hurt thousands of Americans who made the mistake of trusting Trump with their education and Bondi with protecting them from scams. Bondi is being rewarded once again for participating in Trump’s world of pay-to-play with a posh job in the White House. We shouldn’t be surprised – this is exactly the kind of corruption that Trump brings everywhere he goes. Jump in Ms. Bondi, the swamp is warm.” –DNC National Press Secretary Adrienne Watson

28 Dec

*MEDIA ADVISORY* TOMORROW @ 11AM CT: ODP Press Conference – Rep. Kirby Rescinds Resignation


Why was a House sexual harassment claim quietly settled?

*** Interested media should RSVP to ***

[Oklahoma City, OK, December 29, 2016] – A press conference to address Representative Kirby rescinding his resignation and settlement legality.

WHO:               Mark Hammons, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair

WHERE:          Oklahoma State Capitol – 4th Fl. Broadcast Press Room, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

WHEN:             TODAY, Thursday December 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. CT


Angela Allmond

(405) 427-3366

28 Dec

Local Paper Takes a Punch in Subscribership by Endorsing Hillary Clinton

For Immediate Release
December 28, 2016

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Local Paper Takes a Punch in Subscribership by Endorsing Hillary Clinton

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party commends the Enid News & Eagle for supporting Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Maintaining journalistic opinion standards against a Republican-Super-Majority state is admirable, and we hope that subscribers appreciate their willingness to stand for something instead of pandering solely to conservative views to make a profit or keep subscribers.  We encourage people to consider subscribing to the News & Eagle and support a paper willing to express their views regardless of popular opinions.


The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at or by calling (405) 427-3366.

22 Dec

ODP Holiday Office Closings

Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

The Oklahoma Democratic Party office will be closed
Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26 and Friday, December 30 – Monday, January 2.

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