The Oklahoma Democratic Party would like to express our condolences to the family of Geneva Jones. Geneva was a long time Democratic National Committee employee and spent many years working with the Association of State Democratic Chairs assisting state parties across the country, including ours. Geneva will be missed by many.
June 12, 2014
Contact: Trav Robertson
Republican Candidate Calls for Stoning of Gays?
Executive Director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, Trav Robertson, calls out Republican leaders, Governor Mary Fallin, U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon and OKGOP Chair Dave Weston and asks if they agree with their State House 91 candidate, Scott Esk, who stated that members of the LGBTQ community should be stoned. Specifically, if these leaders think a gay employee of the ODP Party should be murdered. This was recorded from the Mitchell in the Morning radio show 103.1 on June 12, 2014.
Listen to Radio Clip: http://bit.ly/1xPeeof
For Immediate Release
May 28, 2014
Contact: DNC Press, 202-863-8148
Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou:
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou.
“Earlier this year, as I watched Dr. Angelou recite some of her greatest works, it was clear that though her voice was weak, her keen insight and wit were stronger than ever. She exuded the strength of character that has enabled her words and example to buoy the spirit of others in difficult times.
“It was Dr. Angelou who said, ‘The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.’ For decades, Dr. Angelou showed us who she was through literature, teaching, performing arts and activism. Her selflessness and kindness came through in her willingness to share her story and to tell the story of others.
“I know that I express the sentiment of many when I say that Dr. Maya Angelou’s voice and spirit will be greatly missed, but I am grateful that her words will live on for generations to come.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6th, 2014
Contact: Trav Robertson
OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN WALLACE COLLINS RESPONSE TO SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CANDIDATE JACK HERRON
Oklahoma City—Today, responding to Jack Herron’s effort to receive press coverage Oklahoma Democratic Chairman Wallace Collins issued the following statement:
“As Chairman of the State Democratic Party, I am obligated by Article IX, Section 4 of the Constitution and By-Laws to solicit a written pledge from all candidates who file as Democrats for public office in races where there is a Democratic Primary election to support the Democratic Party’s nominee.
Jack’s attempt to put words in my mouth or to suggest that my email was more than my attempt to fulfill my constitutional obligation—says more about his character than mine. It is shameful that Jack has to attack others in order to appear successful. We would never support any campaign that accused Jack of being forced to leave his employment for dubious reasons.
Those who care about the Democratic Party should campaign on the issues not personal attacks.”