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14 Jun
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RELEASE: Perez Released the Following Statement on Virginia Shooting

Tom Perez on Shooting in Virginia

In the aftermath of this morning’s horrific shooting in Virginia, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I’m heartbroken by the news of this morning’s appalling and cowardly attack in Virginia. We are sending our thoughts to all of the victims of this senseless act of violence, we are praying for their speedy recovery, and we are grateful to the Capitol Police and first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to protect them.

“This unconscionable act is an attack on our entire country and all those who answer the call to public service. While we don’t have all the answers yet, we do know that Congressman Steve Scalise, other congressional members, and their staff were attacked while practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game – an event for Republicans and Democrats to come together and raise money for charity. Regardless of our political differences, today reminds us that we are all Americans. Such violence has no place in our democracy.”

14 Jun
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RELEASE: ODP Statement on Virginia GOP Ballgame Shooting

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2017

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

ODP Statement on Virginia GOP Ballgame Shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party has released the following statement regarding the shooting attack during a GOP baseball practice:

“As news updates come in, our thoughts are with the victims of an early morning shooting that injured majority whip, Rep. Scalise, members of his security detail, and GOP staffers. Despite political differences, violence is never the answer. We are grateful for the quick response by U.S. Capitol Police on apprehending the suspect and avoiding what some reporting say could have been a massacre.”

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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 Jun
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RELEASE: GOP Banning Senate Hallway Interviews

DNC on GOP Banning Senate Interviews

In response to news the Senate will no longer allow reporters to film interviews with senators in its hallways, breaking years of precedent, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

“Republican senators want so badly to hide their healthcare repeal that they’re barring the filming of interviews in their hallways. This is a pathetic and disturbing attempt to silence the press as Trump and Republicans prepare to take away healthcare from millions and millions of people to give millionaires and billionaires another massive tax break.”

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12 Jun
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RELEASE: Former ODP Intern Dies Traveling in Europe

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2017

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

Former ODP Intern Dies Traveling in Europe

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is deeply saddened by the news of Daniel Holland’s sudden death. Daniel, a University of Oklahoma student in international studies, worked at the ODP as a research intern during the summer of 2016. Daniel was well respected and active in the OU Rotaract Club, passionate about politics, foreign affairs, humanitarian efforts, and diplomatic issues. Our thoughts are with the Holland family.

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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 Jun
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Lower Court’s Muslim Ban Block

Perez on Muslim Ban Ruling

Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s block of President Trump’s Muslim ban. This comes just weeks after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals found that his executive order was “rooted in religious animus and intended to bar Muslims from this country.” DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Discrimination is not a national security strategy, and prejudice is not patriotism. That’s why judge after judge is coming to the same conclusion: Trump’s Muslim ban is an unconstitutional assault on our nation’s foundation of religious freedom and an attack on the Muslim community. Such bigotry and intolerance has no place in a country built on the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all.”