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01 Feb
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RELEASE: Black History Month 2018

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2018

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

Black History Month 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party statement on Black History Month: In celebration of Black History Month the Oklahoma Democratic Party believes that African American History is American History. Black History Month is a time for Americans to recognize and celebrate African Americans’ contributions to our nation and our state throughout history and reflect on the sacrifices made.

Thank you to activists, community organizers, and the many African American leaders who bravely fight daily for justice for everyone. From Jim Noble and Burt Lester delivering the seal from Guthrie to Oklahoma City to Clara Luper sitting in at the Katz lunch counter bringing the movement to Oklahoma.

In these unsettling times, now is the time to recognize that more work needs to be done and recommit ourselves to fight for justice and civil rights for All Oklahoman’s. Join me in celebrating those who came before and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement and thanking those who continue to fight now. Let’s stand together to celebrate our core values, inclusiveness, and diversity. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ MLK, Jr.

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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.

22 Jan
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DNC CEO Jess O’Connell on 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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DNC CEO Jess O’Connell on 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

DNC CEO Jess O’Connell released the following statement on the 45th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade:

“Forty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision protecting a woman’s constitutional right to make choices about her own body, her own family, and her own future. In the decades since, the Democratic Party has fiercely defended women’s reproductive rights in the face of vicious attacks by Republican lawmakers across the country. On this anniversary, as Donald Trump and Mike Pence step up their assault on women’s rights, we must recommit ourselves to ensuring that all women have the power to make their own health care decisions.”

19 Jan
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RELEASE: From the Oval Office to State Legislature – Ineffective Governing

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From the Oval Office to State Legislature – Ineffective Governing

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party responds to the catastrophic government shutdown:

The GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the White House in Washington as well as the Oklahoma State Capitol, House, and Senate. The government shutdown and ineffective governing of our state falls 100% on the Republican Party, the party in power.

This is Trump’s Republican Party from the Oval office to our state Republican-controlled legislature: Chaos, incompetence, and destruction. This is about basic governance, and the GOP has repeatedly shown that they are incompetent to lead and govern from the top down.

“The failed Republican-super-majority leadership has gotten us into our current mess,” states Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Ann Langthorn. “It’s up to Democrats to clean up the mess both in Washington and in our state so that we can focus our attention on fixing our infrastructure, healthcare, education, and state services by electing more Democrats and showing up on election day.”

“National Republicans are unable to govern just like Oklahoma Republicans. The Oklahoma GOP is more interested in protecting their seats for the next election cycle and pandering to special interest groups than passing a constitutional budget. After two special sessions, we still do not have a funded budget just like in Washington. The one common factor? Failed Republican leadership,” said Senator Sparks SD16.

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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.

11 Jan
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Tom Perez on Trump Proposal to Cut Access to Medicaid

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Tom Perez on Trump Proposal to Cut Access to Medicaid

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to the Trump administration allowing states to impose Medicaid work requirements:

“Instead of improving access to care, Trump continues to sabotage our health care system by letting states make it more difficult for lower-income Americans and people with disabilities to get the care they need. This inhumane proposal is just another excuse to kick people off of their health insurance, and could actually make it harder for struggling Americans to find work. Health care is a right, not a privilege, and while Republicans work to penalize unemployed Americans, Democrats will continue fighting to expand access to care and help people find good-paying jobs.”

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11 Jan
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Carrier Layoffs at Indianapolis Manufacturing Plant

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DNC Statement on Carrier Layoffs at Indianapolis Manufacturing Plant

In response to Carrier laying off more than 200 employees from its Indianapolis facility today, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“A little over a year ago Donald Trump promised these very workers he would save their jobs. Hundreds of layoffs later, we now know he lied, and all for a quick photo op. Trump and Pence have claimed they would protect American workers, but the story in Indianapolis is the same story we are seeing all across the country. Tax cuts for the rich and big corporations is not a jobs plan. Fanfare and empty rhetoric will not help these workers whose livelihoods are on the line. American workers need real solutions and a president who is going to fight for them, even when the cameras turn off. While Trump and Pence continue their streak of broken promises, Democrats will continue to stand by American workers and fight to create more good-paying jobs right here in America.”

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