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17 Dec
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Rep. Horn on Impeachment: “I must do my part to ensure our democracy remains strong”

Rep. Horn on Impeachment: “I must do my part to ensure our democracy remains strong”

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) releases the following statement regarding the articles of impeachment under consideration in the House of Representatives:

“I came to Congress to fight for Oklahomans and to find common ground by uniting lawmakers around bipartisan solutions – this is exactly what I’ve done and will continue to do. I did not come to Congress seeking impeachment, nor do I agree with the extreme voices on either side. I am disappointed in lawmakers on the right and left who pre-judged the outcome of this investigation, whether they condemned the President before hearing all the facts or attempted to derail the process rather than improve it.

“It is with a heavy heart, but with clarity of conviction that I have made my decision. The oath I took to protect and defend the Constitution requires a vote for impeachment. This is not a decision I came to lightly, but I must do my part to ensure our democracy remains strong.

“Our founders put in place checks and balances between three co-equal branches of government to ensure that no one is above the law. Allowing one branch or president to ignore our laws and Constitution would set a dangerous precedent.

“The articles of impeachment before us allege an abuse of power and an obstruction of Congress. Inviting foreign interference in our elections strikes at the heart of our democracy, threatens our national security, and is an abuse of power. It is never acceptable for any president, regardless of party, to ask a foreign country to put their finger on the scale of our democracy. The President obstructed Congress by withholding evidence, refusing to comply with lawful subpoenas, and prohibiting administration officials from doing so as well.

“Protecting and defending our Constitution is about preserving our democracy and systems for generations to come. We cannot allow any president of either party to abuse the power of their office or to obstruct Congress. Therefore, we must act to protect our Constitution, the integrity of our elections, and our national security.”

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13 Dec
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DNC on House Judiciary Vote

DNC on House Judiciary Vote

In response to today’s House Judiciary Committee vote to move forward on articles of impeachment, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Evidence that Trump committed multiple impeachable offenses — abusing the official powers of the Oval Office and obstructing Congress — is overwhelming and irrefutable. To preserve our democracy for now, and for future generations, our Constitution must be upheld. Congress must fulfill its constitutional obligation and move forward to hold the president accountable.”

12 Dec
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DNC on House Democrats Passing Bill to Lower Drug Costs

DNC on House Democrats Passing Bill to Lower Drug Costs

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after House Democrats passed the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3):

“The difference between the parties couldn’t be clearer: Democrats are fighting for the good of the American people while Trump and Republicans are defending the greed of Big Pharma. Democrats are keeping our promises on health care. We’re working to lower drug prices for middle-class families and passing historic investments in Medicare, while Trump’s agenda spikes costs, jeopardizes protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and slashes billions from Medicare and Medicaid. As Trump and Republicans break their promises at every turn, Democrats will keep working to improve the lives of everyday Americans.”

12 Dec
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DNC Announces Details For First Four Early-State Democratic Presidential Debates

DNC Announces Details For First Four Early-State Democratic Presidential Debates

Today, the DNC announced debate partners and further details regarding debates in the first four primary and caucus states ahead of those critical contests in 2020. Qualification criteria, format, and moderators will be announced at a future date.

In addition to partnerships with the Iowa Democratic Party, the New Hampshire Democratic Party, the Nevada State Democratic Party, and the South Carolina Democratic Party, the DNC announced the following partners for the first four debates of 2020:

  • January 14: CNN, in partnership with the The Des Moines Register, will host the seventh debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • February 7: ABC, in partnership with WMUR-TV and Apple News, will host the eighth Democratic debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • February 19: NBC News & MSNBC will host the ninth Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada – in partnership with The Nevada Independent.
  • February 25: CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host the tenth Democratic debate at The Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Twitter will be a debate partner.

In addition to airing live on television, each debate will also be live-streamed on digital and social media platforms. Broadcast partners are fully committed to providing accessible communications for deaf and disabled audience.

23 Nov
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ODP Celebrates Native American Heritage

For Immediate Release
November 23, 2019

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
405-536-2412

ODP Celebrates Native American Heritage

OKLAHOMA CITY – During November, we honor and celebrate the contributions and the rich culture of Native Americans. Every year, we celebrate the history, art, and traditions of our first Americans, a heritage woven into our State and the everyday lives of Oklahomans.

Oklahoma is home to thirty-nine sovereign nations with members of at least 67 tribes, the largest population of Indigenous people in the United States. Native American Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize, educate, and bring more awareness to the culture of tribal citizens as well as a clearer understanding of the unique challenges they face. The Oklahoma Democratic Party stands behind honoring the 1835 Treaty of New Echota by seating a Cherokee delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cherokee Nation’s nomination of Kim Teehee to fill that position. By fulfilling the Treaty, Teehee can bring more awareness of tribal issues to the public.

Democrats are committed and continue to support protecting the sovereignty of Indigenous people, land rights, education, economic development, and access to technology like internet access. We are devoted to raising the voices of Indigenous communities and ensuring their stories are heard throughout Oklahoma.

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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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