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17 Dec
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The Oklahoma Democratic Party Honors the Loss of a Vibrant Party Loyalist

For Immediate Release

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

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Honors the Loss of a Vibrant Party Loyalist

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, December 17, 2020 – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is deeply saddened by the news of Judy Calhoun’s sudden and untimely passing, a life-long loyal Democrat and activist for worker’s rights. Judy served on the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s Central Committee from 2001-2019. She was the Fourth Congressional District Vice-Chair for the 2007-2009 term and served as Secretary the other years. As a dedicated Democrat, she was also a National Delegate to the DNC Conventions in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.

As an active member of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 1999, Judy served as the Financial Secretary/Treasurer. She was a long-term member of the Oklahoma Federation of Democratic Women – South OKC Women’s Club as their current Secretary, Vice-Chair 2013-2015, and President 2015-2017.

Judy touched many lives far and wide with her community involvement, especially supporting labor-friendly candidates and workers’ rights. She was honored with the John A. Reed Spirit of the Community Award for her tireless dedication to others and the cause.

Numerous former and current legislators, Oklahoma Democratic Party Officers and members, OFDW members, and Southside Friends have expressed their heartfelt sentiments on the life of this incredible well-loved woman. Judy made a significant impact on people, and her contributions to the community will be felt for years to come.

“Judy has been an invaluable asset to the Oklahoma Democratic Party through her activism in campaigning for so many candidates and lobby efforts for working men and women. She was a wonderful friend, so full of energy and high spirited. Her light will live on in the lives that she touched deeply. She will be really missed,” stated Debbie Hougue-Downing, long-time friend, OFDW member, and current Central Committee member representing the Fifth Congressional District as Secretary.

Our condolences go out to Judy Calhoun’s family and friends. Her vibrant and energetic personality will be greatly missed by so many who were fortunate enough to know her.

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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.

16 Dec
0

“SINO” Inhofe Still Playing Games

For Immediate Release

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

“SINO” Inhofe Still Playing Games

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, December 16, 2020 – The Oklahoma Democratic Party issued the following statement in response to Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe’s refusal to acknowledge and respect President-elect Biden’s win:

“Inhofe has demonstrated yet again that he is nothing but a SINO—Senator in Name Only,” declared Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “Why is this man—who quit working for Oklahomans long ago—still playing grade school games? What has happened with the Republican Party and its leaders? Are top officials so disengaged from reality that they are incapable of seeing what is clear to the American people and leaders around the world?

“Inhofe is clearly much more interested in massaging Trump’s ego than helping to move our country beyond this dark period in our history,” continued Andrews.

“The U.S. Electoral College has spoken by certifying Joe Biden’s win on Monday. For Inhofe and his ilk to cling to some vaporous wish of overturning a legal election shows what it really means to perpetrate a fraud on the American people. We are all tired of stunts, lies, and misdirection. We must move on.

“It is clear that SINO Inhofe doesn’t care for Oklahomans or Americans. Perhaps he could take a cue from his friend Mitch McConnell who has advised against any more stunts and to simply recognize that Joe Biden is our next President. We will never begin to heal our country as long as do-nothing elected officials keep failing their oath to protect the Constitution. Biden won the election. Period. Let’s move on,” 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.

15 Dec
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Oklahoma Democratic Party Applauds Biden Transportation Secretary Pick

For Immediate Release
December 15, 2020

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

Oklahoma Democratic Party Applauds Biden Transportation Secretary Pick

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party announced the following statement on the President-elect’s choice of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary:

“President-elect Biden’s nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg to a top post in the federal government as Transportation Secretary is historical, and the Oklahoma Democratic Party couldn’t be more excited for this choice. If approved, Buttigieg would be the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary,” stated Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman.

“Buttigieg was the first openly gay major party candidate to win delegates in a bid for the White House and was one of the first candidates to endorse Biden after he dropped out of the primary. Buttigieg has been a vocal Biden supporter, campaigning for the President-elect and serving on his transition team. He is a perfect choice to run the Department of Transportation as the Biden administration works for bipartisan infrastructure support.

“The Oklahoma Democratic Party is pleased and confident that Buttigieg is the right person to manage the transportation infrastructure issues that have plagued communities and help rebuild transportation networks like the airlines decimated by the pandemic. We look forward to what Buttigieg will bring to the White House and our nation as we build our country back better,” 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.

14 Dec
0

DNC on America Passing 300,000 COVID-19 Deaths

DNC on America Passing 300,000 COVID-19 Deaths

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the United States passed 300,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic:

“Every 30 seconds in America, a person dies of COVID-19. In America, the most powerful nation in the world, 300,000 people have lost their lives. This wasn’t inevitable. It wasn’t the result of bad luck. It was the result of bad leadership. Donald Trump’s mishandling of this pandemic will be remembered as one of the worst and deadliest blunders in presidential history. That’s why the American people voted for change last month. They voted for a president and vice president who will take bold action to protect their communities, end this pandemic, and get them back to work. We still have a lot of work to do to make sure vaccines are swiftly and effectively delivered to every corner of the country. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will lead the way as we rebuild our economy and our nation back better. Meanwhile, instead of ensuring an efficient and peaceful transfer of power, Trump continues his craven attempts to overturn the results of the election. And Republicans in Congress have refused to stand up to him. Their failure of leadership is costing lives every day, every minute, every 30 seconds. In the time it took you to read this statement, another two Americans died of COVID-19. We need Joe Biden’s leadership now more than ever.”

14 Dec
0

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Files FOIA

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2020

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

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Files FOIA

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on filing a request for copies of public records on the costs associated with Oklahoma A.G. Hunter joining the Texas Attorney General’s lawsuit to try and overturn the Presidential election:

“Just after 10:00 o’clock this morning, the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed a Freedom of Information request to determine how much money the Attorney General spent on this frivolous stunt,” said Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Party. “Oklahomans deserve to know what the cost was to taxpayers for this nonsensical effort.”

Andrews went on to say, “Oklahoma has no jurisdiction to tell another state how to run their elections, and we would not tolerate another state interfering in our election process. Joining with Texas had no standings, as the U.S. Supreme Court concluded. It was a waste of time and money when we have our own issues in Oklahoma as more cases of COVID-19 spike and deaths increase related to this virus.”

“Whatever funds were spent to participate in this farse could have been allocated to helping the thousands of Oklahomans facing eviction and loss of income while the virus runs unchecked throughout our state. Our priorities should be focused on Oklahoma during this worldwide pandemic and helping our citizens,” 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.

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