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24 Jun
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RELEASE: ODP Chair Statement on Democratic Senate District 45 Candidate’s Field

For Immediate Release
June 24, 2017

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

ODP Chair Statement on Democratic Senate District 45 Candidate’s Field

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Anna Langthorn’s statement on the Democratic Senate District 45 candidate’s field:

“One of the great things about American representative democracy is that almost anyone can sign up to run for public office–sometimes, this even applies to people with a history of abusive behavior toward women. As we learned the hard way this last election, sometimes they can even win. This should serve as a reminder to all of us how much our elections matter because decisions are made by the people who show up.

“The Oklahoma Democratic Party has a longstanding principle against taking sides in contested primaries. At the same time, our party stands for the values of the women’s movement, expressed in laws like the Violence Against Women Act. Therefore, we encourage both Democrats and Independents (who have the right to vote in our party primaries–something the other side can’t say) to research Senate District 45 candidates fully, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and make an informed decision on August 8.”

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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.

22 Jun
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RELEASE: Tom Perez on Reveal of Senate Health Care Bill

Tom Perez on Reveal of Senate Health Care Bill

In response to Senate Republicans finally revealing their secretly drafted health care bill, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Health care is a right, not a privilege. Yet Republicans are attempting to take away health care from millions of Americans, causing fear and anxiety about their families’ future. If this bill passes, it would undermine protections for those with pre-existing conditions and reduce tax credits that would help those who need it most, leaving millions more with reduced coverage or higher costs. And on top of all that, the bill’s consequences for women’s health are not only mean, they’re dangerous. It cuts funding for essential health services for women and could leave pregnant women without the guarantee of maternity coverage.

“This bill is a cold and cruel betrayal of the American people. Democrats understand that health care is a right for every human being, and we will continue to fight any attempt to shortchange American families.”

19 Jun
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Juneteenth Observance

Tom Perez and Virgie M. Rollins on Observance of Juneteenth

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Black Caucus Chair Virgie M. Rollins released the following statement commemorating the anniversary of Juneteenth, when slaves in Galveston, Texas received the news that the Civil War had ended and they were free at last:

“Today, Americans across the country celebrate Juneteenth and the abolition of slavery. Since the day the news of freedom reached slaves in Galveston, generations of African Americans and their allies have carried on their struggle. We remember the men and women who marched for justice, rode for freedom, sat in, stood up, and spoke out for the full equality every American deserves.

“The progress we’ve made is undeniable. But our journey toward racial equality and opportunity is far from complete. More than a century and a half later, the echoes of slavery still reverberate throughout our society. From traffic stops and job interviews to classrooms, courtrooms, and voting booths, the poison of discrimination keeps our country’s promise out of reach for too many Americans.

“So as we celebrate how far our nation has come on the road toward full equality, we must also recommit ourselves to combating the relics of injustice that remain. We must continue to expand opportunity and ensure equality for all Americans – no matter the color of their skin. And we must carry on the struggle to form a more perfect union.”

19 Jun
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Grassroots Organizations Join the ODP for OKC Pride – Sunday, June 25th

2017 OKC PRIDE – JOIN THE RESISTANCE!

The Oklahoma Democratic Party and Local Grassroots Organizations are walking together in Unity Sunday, June 25, 2017! Join us in demonstrating pride and diversity representing Oklahoma Democrats!

Special thank you to the 5th Congressional District Democratic Veterans

RSVP: christine@okdemocrats.org or 405-706-0361 with your name & cell phone number

PARADE ROUTE: Starts: 42nd St & Classen Blvd Ends: 39th ST & Young Blvd 4 P.M. Corralling – 6 P.M. START! www.okcpride.org/2017-pride/2017-parade

16 Jun
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Tell Republicans to Oppose Trumpcare

Republicans are working to write and pass a third version of their disastrous repeal of the Affordable Care Act. This bill could take away health insurance from millions of Americans and deny access to essential health benefits that are required under the ACA. Call Your Republican Representative or Senator and tell them NO to Trumpcare

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