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01 May
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Statement On Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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DNC Statement On Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

To mark Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong released the following statement:

“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have made tremendous contributions to our country. From starting small businesses to making breakthroughs in the sciences and technologies, serving in our military since the birth of this nation, and excelling in sports, education and the arts – they make an invaluable impact on our country each and every day. AAPI Heritage Month reminds us of the cultures, traditions, and remarkable achievements made by the AAPI community, at times in the face of discrimination and exclusion.”

“We also honor the deep tradition of public service that runs in the AAPI community. From Dalip Singh Saund, who was the first Asian American to serve in Congress, to Patsy Mink, the very first woman of color ever to serve in Congress, to Norman Mineta, who was the first Asian American appointed by a president to serve as a cabinet secretary, generations of AAPIs have served this country with honor and distinction in all echelons of Government. And Democrats have continued to help elect AAPI leaders so that those in elected office better represent the diversity of our country. In the last year, Democrats Kathy Tran and Kelly Fowler became the first Asian American women elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, while Vin Gopal was the first Indian American elected to the New Jersey state Senate and Manka Dhingra’s victory flipped control of the Washington state Senate, giving Democrats full control of the state government.”

“While we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, Democrats will continue working every day to protect civil rights and expand opportunities for AAPI communities across the country.”

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01 May
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DNC on International Workers’ Day (May Day)

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DNC on International Workers’ Day (May Day)

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on May Day:

“American workers are second to none. As we honor their contributions on International Workers’ Day, we should also celebrate the history of the American labor movement and all those who organized to improve working conditions, expand opportunity, and lift millions of families into the middle class. Our brothers and sisters in labor have fought tirelessly for the 40-hour workweek, overtime pay, the minimum wage, retirement security, better health benefits and safer workplaces. Their victories continue to inspire workers abroad who are striving in their home countries for the same opportunities to prosper and build a brighter future for the next generation.

“Democrats believe that when workers succeed, America succeeds. And we will continue fighting and organizing alongside American workers to increase wages, improve access to benefits, and grow our economy together.”

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20 Apr
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DNC Files Lawsuit Against Russia

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DNC Files Lawsuit Against Russia, WikiLeaks & Trump Campaign For Attack On DNC & Our Democracy

Washington, DC – Today, the DNC filed a complaint in federal court against the Russian Federation, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU), a GRU operative using a pseudonym “Guccifer 2.0,” Aras and Emin Agalarov, Joseph Mifsud, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, and Richard Gates for their brazen attack on our democracy, including the DNC hack and dissemination of stolen documents.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign. This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez.

“No one is above the law and the perpetrators of this attack must be held accountable. They successfully hacked the Democratic Party in 2016 and they will be back. We must prevent future attacks on our democracy, and that’s exactly what we’re doing today. This is not partisan, it’s patriotic. If the occupant of the Oval Office won’t protect our democracy, Democrats will. It is our obligation to the American people.”

Russia found a willing partner in the Trump campaign, which shared their goal of hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump. Representatives of all three groups remained in contact with each other as the attack was being executed.

A major component of the Russian interference campaign was the cyberattack on the DNC. Russian intelligence agents broke into DNC computer systems, stole DNC materials, and used WikiLeaks and fake personas operated by Russian intelligence to disseminate the stolen materials to voters.

The Russian government notified the Trump campaign in advance that it had stolen Democratic emails and other information about the Democratic Party that it was seeking to use in support of Trump’s candidacy. Rather than reporting Russia’s offer to meddle in a U.S. election, the Trump campaign welcomed Russia’s help. Trump’s closest political adviser, Roger Stone, also appeared to have advance knowledge of specific plans by WikiLeaks to disseminate some of this information. Rather than report these plans to authorities, the Trump campaign and its associates cheered them on. And throughout the campaign, Trump associates remained in contact with individuals closely connected to the Kremlin and Russian intelligence agencies.

This lawsuit is based on facts, admissions of defendants in multiple criminal proceedings, including their own words, records that have been released in legal filings, the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community and widely confirmed news reports.

While it is impossible to fully repair the harm caused by the defendants, the DNC has filed this civil complaint in the federal court in Southern District of New York to hold the defendants accountable for their misconduct and to ensure transparency.

The DNC is represented in this matter by Joe Sellers, Geoffrey Graber, Julia Horwitz and Alison Deich of the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.

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16 Apr
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2018 ODP & NDTC Candidate Training

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Congratulations to our 230 newly filed Democratic Candidates for the 2018 mid-term elections! And thank you to everyone that attended the 2018 Candidate Training held this past Saturday at the Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City.

The training was well attended and well received. Good luck to all of our Democratic Candidates and we will see you at the polls for the June 26th Primary.

16 Apr
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Democrats Eclipse Previous Election Cycle Filings

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For Immediate Release
April 14, 2018

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

Democrats Eclipse Previous Election Cycle Filings

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party responds to a 46 percent increase in Democratic Candidate filings:

Voters are fed up with Republicans. The increase in candidates who filed is a referendum on ineffective GOP leadership. Eight years of continuous budget cuts have prompted an outpouring of support for teacher filings and first-time candidates.

“Democrats are showing up to clean up the mess Republicans have made in our state,” stated Democratic Party Chair Anna Langthorn. “It is clear that Oklahomans are tired of failed promises.”

The Oklahoma Democratic Party congratulates all Democratic candidates and is ready to help guide candidates in their success.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdlive.wpengine.com, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

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