Communications & Public Affairs
Aug. 10, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus
Democratic Caucus Offers Alternative View of Oklahoma’s Stimulus Needs
Workforce, Small Business, Education Communities Focus of Letter to Congressional Delegation
OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, today sent a letter on behalf of the Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus to each of the seven members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation to express the caucus’s disagreement with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s assessment that Oklahoma doesn’t need an additional stimulus package.
“We feel we simply cannot let the governor’s statement stand as the only assessment of Oklahoma’s needs,” Virgin said. “The purpose of this letter is to advocate for the constituents who have reached out to us during this pandemic.
The letter details the struggles of constituents who have reached out to members of the caucus during the pandemic. From Oklahomans recently laid off or returning to work with fewer hours to Oklahoma small business owners who are in desperate need of financial assistance, the House Democratic Caucus has fielded calls and emails from constituents affected by this pandemic in a multitude of different ways.
“The needs of Oklahomans are many,” Virgin said. “We respectfully ask that you ignore the governor’s misguided comments and do what is in your power to bring this money home.”