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11 Sep
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DNC on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

DNC on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

“19 years ago, almost 3,000 people were brutally murdered and thousands more were injured in the deadliest terrorist attack in history. As the towers fell and the smoke rose, only one thing was certain: Our world would never be the same. On this anniversary, we remember not only the horrors of that fateful morning, but the heroes who got us through it: the first responders and ordinary citizens who braved fire and falling debris to get to those in peril; the passengers of Flight 93 – strangers to each other but united against evil – who spent the final minutes of their lives ensuring others would be spared from harm; the flight attendants, like Betty Ong, who stayed calm amid the chaos in order to alert authorities of the hijacking. Their actions saved untold lives, and their courage should inspire us all.

“Betty Ong’s final message to the dispatcher was short and simple: Pray for us. Today, nearly two decades later, we pray for the lives we lost in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We pray for their families and friends, their co-workers and communities. We pray for the survivors who still live with the scars of that morning – both visible and invisible, and for the heroes who signed up to serve our nation in uniform. We pray for them, we pay tribute to them, and we promise to never forget them. And in their honor, we hold fast to the values that were attacked, but not defeated, on that tragic day: liberty, justice, and equality for all.”

10 Sep
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More Failed Leadership – Coronavirus Coverup

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

More Failed Leadership – Coronavirus Coverup

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is outraged learning that the President of the United States, sworn to an oath to protect our Nation and its citizens, deliberately lied and covered up information on a deadly virus that has taken nearly 200,000 lives.

“This isn’t conjecture. Trump admits on record that he knew about the seriousness of this virus, downplayed what he knew, and then lied to the people. It is difficult for me to believe that a president would go to such depths to deceive a nation even as more Americans died from a virus ravaging communities and destroying families. Still, here we are,” stated Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair.

“As our country spiked with cases and hospitalizations, and knowing how deadly and contagious this virus is, Trump scheduled a rally and visited Oklahoma back in June. He knew then and knowingly placed Tulsans and visitors in harm’s way with a large gathering just for his own ego. People got sick and died from attending that rally and we are now ranked 4th in the country for positive cases. To now learn that the President knew and ignored the information and tried to cover up what he learned is unspeakable.

“This isn’t about politics. This is about compassion and empathy. This is about leadership and honoring an oath to protect the people. Trump has failed to do the most basic human act — care. Our country cannot survive another four years of constant deceit and deception. This kind of behavior is unacceptable of a leader and President and it will not go unchecked. Come November 3rd; the people will make their voices heard at the ballot box and let this President know that Americans will no longer tolerate the lies and dishonesty plaguing this administration,” concluded Andrews.

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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.

07 Sep
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Oklahoma Democratic Party on Labor Day

For Immediate Release
September 7, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Oklahoma Democratic Party on Labor Day

OKLAHOMA CITY – As many across Oklahoma and the United States celebrate Labor Day today, the Oklahoma Democratic Party and its staff stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters as our country faces assaults on unions and the labor force by Trump and Republicans in Congress.

Everyday workers, front-line and essential workers are the backbone of our economy. We are facing a historic moment with skyrocketing unemployment, job uncertainty, and lack of protection during a global pandemic. Working families are concerned, and rightfully scared — but organized labor is on the rise as more and more workers demand safer working conditions and better treatment.

“Job security and affordable health care is a growing appeal for a new generation facing rising student loan debt, increasing living costs, and skyrocketing unemployment. Unions remain the best pathway for better working conditions and security during these unsettling times. This new generation of workers is energized by collective bargaining and fueled by the continuous attacks on our labor forces,” stated Dave Ratcliff, Oklahoma Democratic Party Vice-Chair and Communications Workers of America Legislative/Political Director (CWA Local 6012).

As we transition into what may seem like a new norm for the foreseeable future, it is labor who will help stabilize our economy — union members who will carry the workforce into the future. We must thank the hard-working men and women for their dedication and many sacrifices despite overwhelming challenges. We must continue fighting for workers’ rights. We must commit to overturning “right to work” across this country and protect and support the voices of labor. This Labor Day, the Oklahoma Democratic Party, renews its commitment to fight for labor so that many more voices can be heard.

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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.

28 Aug
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Celebrating “I Have a Dream” Speech Anniversary

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Celebrating “I Have a Dream” Speech Anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY – Held at one of the largest civil rights demonstrations in U.S. history, the speech known as “I Have a Dream” was delivered 57 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and transformed a nation. Less than a year later, the 1964 Civil Rights Act was signed into law despite southern Congressional opposition and during a time of social upheaval.

“Martin Luther King Jr’s speech changed attitudes and revolutionized a movement that brought racial injustice to the forefront,” stated Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman. “Dr. King’s speech is as important today as it was when he stood before hundreds of thousands of people on those steps and spoke on the importance of equality and justice. Today we commemorate his dream.

“The continued struggles we face today have brought social injustice to the forefront again with the Black Lives Matter movement. During our current time of social upheaval, we must remind ourselves to look back on the journey for equality and justice. Our job is not done, and every human being holds a responsibility to ensure such equality.

“Dr. King’s words inspired a generation. Nearly six decades later, a new generation has emerged. ‘I can’t breathe’ and ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ have become national cries for justice reform. We must keep the dream alive. We must continue our work for human dignity for everyone in honor of Dr. King. Still, more importantly, for Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, we have lost to injustice,” concluded Andrews.

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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.

21 Aug
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Oklahoma Pre-Gavel DNC Convention

Thank you to our Congressional District 3 Chair, Amber Jensen, for her daily Pre-Gavel updates. Below is a summary of the first three nights of the convention’s pre-gavel zoom meetings.

Senator (and former 1976 United States Presidential Candidate as well as DNC Chairman) Fred Harris on a Zoom call with yours truly and the Oklahoma DNC 2020 Delegation. 🤩
National Convention has now begun!! 💙
Senator Fred Harris really knows how to give an excellent speech!

Amber Jensen,
CD3 Chairwoman, Oklahoma Democratic Party and Oklahoma Delegate, 2020 Democratic National Convention

This evening’s 2020 Democratic National Convention Pre-Gavel Oklahoma-only Programming consisted of talks from SC Senator Marlon Kimpson and OH Congressman Tim Ryan. The theme of the evening is “Leadership Matters”. They spoke about the importance of using your voice and asserting effective leadership as well as electing great leadership. Joe Biden will give us great leadership! #RidinWithBiden #2020DNC #LeadershipMatters

Amber Jensen,
CD3 Chairwoman, Oklahoma Democratic Party and Oklahoma Delegate, 2020 Democratic National Convention

This evening’s Pre-Gavel Oklahoma-only Programming was a Zoom call with Abby Broyles, Congresswoman Kendra Horn, Congressman G.K. Butterfield of NC, (Majority Whip) Representative Jim Clyburn of SC, Young Democrats of America President Joshua Harris-Till, Oklahoma’s National Committeewoman Kalyn Free and Committeeman Governor David Walters, and a few others!

Tonight’s theme is “A More Perfect Union” and we will hear Senator Kamala Harris accept the nomination for Vice President of the United States. We are making history!

Amber Jensen,
CD3 Chairwoman, Oklahoma Democratic Party and Oklahoma Delegate, 2020 Democratic National Convention

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