17 Aug

Pink Slip: You’re Fired!

You’re fired!
(or at least you could be if Romney and Ryan are elected)

Possible reasons for termination: 

  • The Romney-Ryan budget would kill 1 million U.S. jobs in 2013
  • To give more to the rich, Romney and Ryan would raise taxes on the middle class—tanking the economy and killing jobs
  • Romney is proposing to give even bigger tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs

Will you help us share 1 million pink slip messages today so voters know what to expect if Romney and Ryan are elected?


Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the dream ticket for the 1%. But their plan to give even more to the rich would be disastrous for the economy. We’re distributing 1 million pink slips this week to show voters just how many jobs Romney and Ryan would cost us in the first year alone. Can you share this pink slip message with everyone you know?

Romney & Ryan: Don’t hire them,
unless you want them to fire you. 


1. “Ryan’s budget cuts would cost jobs,” The Economic Policy Institute Blog, March 21, 2012.

2. “Five Times Mitt Romney Has Embraced The Ryan Budget,” ThinkProgress, August 11, 2012.

14 Aug

The Guild for Congress Campaign Continues to Make Strides in Its Aggressive, Grassroots Campaign


August 13, 2012

Contact: Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Oklahoma’s Fifth District

Phone: 405-921-3811 or Email:



The Guild for Congress Campaign Continues to Make Strides in Its Aggressive, Grassroots Campaign

The Guild for Congress Campaign continues to make strides in its aggressive, grassroots campaign in the area of campaign finance, voter contact, and endorsements.

The campaign has raised approximately $62,000 to date. The vast majority of the donations have come from grassroots, middle class donors, who donate from $5-$100. The Guild Campaign is a modest, respectable middle class campaign, not dependent on wealthy donors, or on political action committee donations. It is a sharp contrast with the million dollar campaign of the fifth district incumbent and his large cache of PAC money and high dollar contributions.

“We have visited 9,000+ households to leave our literature, have made 2,500+ phone calls, have put up 700+ yard signs, and have erected three billboards on supporters’ property. We have 75 volunteers and a dedicated core of 30 volunteers who canvass or call for our campaign weekly,” states Guild.

Guild continues, “We have been endorsed by the Brennan Society, Change Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State American Federation of Teachers, the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, the American Federation of Government Employees, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO, and hundreds of individuals in the fifth congressional district.”

“We are proud that we are running a middle class, grassroots financed and powered campaign for Congress. If we are going to take back our government and break the gridlock and dysfunctional congressional paralysis, we are going to have to do it from the grassroots level and not from the top down, as has been the recent common practice, leading to unsatisfactory results for our people,” concluded Tom Guild.

Tom Guild is the Democratic Nominee for the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma.


12 Aug

Press Release: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – The Go Back Team

August 11, 2012
Contact: Trav Robertson

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: The Go Back Team


Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins said, “Paul Ryan wants to hurt Oklahomans by eliminating Social Security and he has a history of not supporting women’s issues. He is the perfect fit for Romney as the Go Back Team because they want to take America back to the 1950s.” In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy. The architect of the radical Republican House budget, Ryan, like Romney, proposed an additional $250,000 tax cut for millionaires, and deep cuts in education from Head Start to college aid. His plan also would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors. As a member of Congress, Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes.


The Romney-Ryan top-down budget plan would weaken the economy:


  • Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney both support trillions in budget-busting tax cuts for millionaires paid for with tax hikes on the middle class and deep cuts in education and other investments we need to grow. Ryan’s extreme budget plan, which Mitt Romney has embraced, would make deep spending cuts now to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy, which would weaken the recovery and cost the economy jobs.


  • According to Harvard economist Jeffrey Liebman, based on Mitt Romney’s own projections on the impact of deep spending cuts on the economy, Paul Ryan’s budget plan could cost the U.S. more than 1 million jobs.


The Romney-Ryan plan would end Medicare as we know it


  • The Romney-Ryan extreme budget would end Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that would increase seniors’ health costs by $6,350 a year. Ryan has also proposed a plan that would have privatized Social Security, subjecting seniors’ retirement security to the whims of the stock market.


The Romney Ryan plan would raise taxes on the middle class and cut taxes for the wealthy


  • The Romney-Ryan extreme budget includes a tax “reform” plan that would make the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy permanent, and give millionaires an additional tax cut worth more than $250,000 a year. Paying for these tax cuts for the most fortunate families would require higher taxes on the middle class, gutting investments in our future, and ending Medicare as we know it.


  • Just like Mitt Romney’s tax plan, middle-class families could pay thousands of dollars more a year in taxes to help fund tax cuts for millionaires. Ryan would cut or eliminate middle-class tax deductions like mortgage interest, charitable contributions and health premiums.


The Romney Ryan plan would gut middle-class investments


  • To pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest, Paul Ryan would gut investments critical to middle-class security.


  • This includes cutting Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 10 million students; kicking 200,000 kids out of Head Start; significantly cutting clean energy investments, which would make America more dependent on foreign oil; and would even key investments in veterans’ health care by 19 percent.


Like Romney, Paul Ryan is severely conservative


  • Like Mitt Romney, Ryan’s severely conservative positions are out of touch with most Americans’ values. He would take us backward on women’s health and equal rights.


  • Ryan cosponsored a bill that could ban in-vitro fertilization, as well as many common forms of birth control, including the pill. It could also ban all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest. He supported letting states prosecute women who have abortions and doctors who perform them.


  • Ryan voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps women fight for equal pay for equal work. He voted against repealing the discriminatory policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and supports writing discrimination into the Constitution by amending it to ban gay marriage.


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07 Aug

David Boren Endorses Rob Wallace for Congress

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kyle Gott

August 7, 2012
Phone: (918) 913-9209

David Boren Endorses Rob Wallace for Congress

Says Wallace has the moral courage and integrity needed in Congress

Muskogee, OK – Former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator David Boren today endorsed Democrat Rob Wallace in the second district race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Boren served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1975 until 1979 and U.S. Senator from 1979 until 1994.

Boren said, “I have known Rob Wallace and his fine family for several years. I have also closely observed his record in public office. He has a strong and proven background in prosecution and law enforcement. He has demonstrated a sincere desire to serve others and the moral courage and personal integrity needed by a member of Congress. With these qualities and his deep ties to Oklahoma, I am personally convinced that he would make an outstanding representative for the people of eastern Oklahoma in the Congress.”

Rob Wallace was honored to receive the endorsement of such a well-respected figure in Oklahoma. Wallace said, “Boren’s endorsement is another testament to the coalition of support my campaign is building. I am honored to receive his endorsement and support in my bid for Congress. Boren’s support means a lot to me and my family. I am sure it will mean a lot to the voters of the 2nd District too.”

Boren emphasized that he was speaking as a private citizen and not on behalf of any institution.


07 Aug

Statement from Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins on Passing of Dr. Teena Nations

August 7, 2012
Contact: Wallace Collins

Statement from Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins on Passing of Dr. Teena Nations


(Oklahoma City)- The sudden and tragic death of Dr. Teena Nations has left us all stunned!  Having been long time friends and acquaintances of both Dr.Teena Nations and her husband Dr. Bill Nations, the sad news struck us especially hard.  Teena spent her life working in education, for the betterment of all children.  Her accomplishments were many, as were her honors and accolades.  However, she was not one to rest on her many laurels, she was still working on projects that ultimately were positive and supportive for children and youth.


During my tenure in the State Legislature, I had the honor of being a seatmate with Teena’s husband Bill.  We were neighbors in the State House, and were neighbors in the districts we represented.  I also had the honor and privilege of giving the nominating speech for Representative Nations’ bid to become Speaker of the House of Representatives. It always seemed to me that Teena was very proud of the accomplishments of her husband.  All these things and more have endeared me to Teena and Bill.  Also, during various campaigns, we would talk and discuss strategies.  Plainly, we have all suffered a great loss with Teena’s untimely passing.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and his family and friends, as I know we were all sadly surprised to learn the news about Teena.  She was a great friend to many, and especially to her husband Bill, and family.  She will be sorely missed!