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21 Jun
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DNC Chair on Trump’s Proposal To Dismantle Departments of Labor and Education

DNC Chair on Trump’s Proposal To Dismantle Departments of Labor and Education

DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Trump’s proposal to reorganize the federal government:

“Dismantling the Department of Labor is not only an attack on the thousands of dedicated employees who work day and night to level the playing field for everyone in this country, but would leave our workers in limbo. The Department of Labor provides critical services to protect working conditions, help retirees, and ensure that every worker is paid a fair wage for their hard work.

“Furthermore, Trump’s idea to move the federal food stamp program under the renamed Department of Health and Human Welfare opens the door for him to fulfill a longtime Republican goal of gutting​ social safety programs Americans rely on, including SNAP and Medicaid benefits.​​​

“This move hurts the children, workers and families ​– ​those who need our help the most. Instead, Trump is attempting to play political games with our education and our workforce in order to please his base. This is unacceptable,​ and Democrats will continue to fight to ensure that the government is there to work for the American ​people and help ​provide them with the resources they need to succeed.”

20 Jun
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RELEASE: Separating Children from Parents an Inhumane Republican Policy

For Immediate Release
June 20, 2018

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

Separating Children from Parents an Inhumane Republican Policy

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on the inhumane White House Zero Tolerance Immigration policy:

The ODP is horrified that Republican leaders continue to implement a cruel zero tolerance policy to advance their own political agenda, using families as political pawns. Ripping children away from their parents is not a solution to immigration reform.

“This is unacceptable,” said Anna Langthorn, ODP Chair, “Completely unacceptable that the GOP controlled administration has carried out a cruel and inhumane policy separating children from their parents who are seeking asylum in our country!”

Democrats know that children belong with their parents, not locked in cages like animals. We’re doing everything in our power to stop this cruel and traumatic administration policy and holding the Trump administration directly accountable for creating a border crisis. Democrats will continue to fight for sensible, comprehensive immigration reform.

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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.

15 Jun
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DNC Announces 2020 Convention Dates

DNC Announces 2020 Convention Dates

DNC Chair Tom Perez announced today that the Democratic National Committee will hold the Democratic National Convention from July 13 to July 16, 2020.

The DNC will hold its convention ahead of the Summer Olympics, which begin on July 24, 2020, allowing the Democratic nominee maximum exposure heading into the fall.

The dates chosen will put the Party’s nominee in the strongest position possible heading into the general election by allowing the nominee more time to use general elections funds and travel across the country to discuss the issues that matter most to voters. DNC leadership consulted with party leaders, previous campaigns, and rank and file Democrats in making this decision.

“The Democratic Party is committed to organizing everywhere, and holding the convention in mid-July allows us to continue our work doing exactly that,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “My priority is to ensure that the 2020 nominating process is the most open, fair, transparent and inclusive in our party’s history. That is exactly why the DNC has started this process early and before we have a full slate of candidates running for president. This will not only allow for a unified party, but will ensure that our nominee is in the strongest position to take on Donald Trump or whoever the Republican nominee may be.”

The DNC will conduct host site surveys over the next few months in order to determine the best location to hold the Democratic National Convention. Further details will be provided at a later date.

11 Jun
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RELEASE: Oklahoma Hits No. 1 in Incarcerations in the U.S. and Globally

For Immediate Release
June 11, 2018

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

Oklahoma Hits No. 1 in Incarcerations in the U.S. and Globally

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on Oklahoma surpassing Louisiana with highest incarceration rate in the United States:

The Oklahoma Democratic Party is deeply troubled by our state’s ranking in incarcerations and the continued failure of Mary Fallin, Todd Lamb, and our Republican-run legislature’s complacency in fixing our failed justice system. Instead of plans for new prisons, we should be investing in health services, jobs, education and re-entry programs that break the patterns leading to prison.

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Anna Langthorn said, “Mass incarceration disproportionately affects women and people-of-color. We must continue to push for reforms and focus on tackling addiction and substance abuse disorders.”

“Republicans sit idly by as our state faces a financially crumbling and unfair justice system working against average Oklahomans,” stated ODP State Affirmative Action Chair, Ali Canada. “Instead of investing in the mental and behavioral health services needed to help reduce repeat offenses Republicans have built a system of cyclical mass imprisonment that hurts us all.”

Democrats are committed to fighting for justice reform and against racial profiling based on race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin, and investing in prevention and treatment over incarceration.

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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.

08 Jun
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Trump Trying To Take Health Care Away from Millions

DNC on Trump Trying To Take Health Care Away from Millions

In response to the Trump administration urging a federal court to dismantle two of the most critical Affordable Care Act provisions, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“This is morally reprehensible. The Trump administration is going to bat for big insurance companies so they can once more deny health care to people with pre-existing conditions.

“No one should be discriminated against just because they’re sick. That’s why President Obama and Democrats enacted historic protections for people with pre-existing conditions and prevented insurance companies from charging people higher rates because of their health status. And the American people overwhelmingly support these provisions.

“If Donald Trump and Republicans get their way, millions of Americans will be at risk of losing their health coverage. These are our children, parents, grandparents, and those who need health care the most. This kind of health care sabotage is unprecedented, and we won’t let them get away with it. Like most Americans, Democrats believe health care is a right for all, not a privilege for a wealthy few. We will fight back, and the American people will make their voices heard by voting Republicans out of office for their senseless attacks on families all across this country.”

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