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13 Jan
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Plumber Mullin Embarrasses Oklahomans Again

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
angela@okdemocrats.org

Plumber Mullin Embarrasses Oklahomans Again

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 13, 2021 – Markwayne Mullin, the person who is supposed to represent the people of Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District, continues to be an embarrassment to Oklahoma’s citizens. Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, says that it’s time for Mullin to grow up and recognize that he is not above the law.

“When asked to observe security protocols, he threw a tantrum when directed to go through a metal detector to get onto the House floor. He shouted at Capitol Police officers, ‘it’s my constitutional right’ and ‘they cannot stop me.’ He’s acting like a petulant child,” said Andrews.

“School children are required to pass through metal detectors to get to their classrooms. We all must be screened before boarding a flight or entering government buildings. Somehow, Mullin has the mistaken notion that he is above the law. He has clearly spent too much time under the wings of a failed President and now believes that he has more rights than the people he has taken an oath to serve,” Andrews continued.

Mullin is on record for his support of the so-called “blue lives matter movement.”

“His total disregard for the Capitol Police—and for his fellow lawmakers—demonstrates that Mullin supports nobody but himself. It is time for him to leave Washington and go back home to his family business where he belongs,” 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.

13 Jan
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The Oklahoma Democratic Party Supports Rep. Nichols’ Call for Lankford to Resign from Commission

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
angela@okdemocrats.org

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Supports Rep. Nichols’ Call for Lankford to Resign from Commission

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 13, 2021 – The Oklahoma Democratic Party stands behind Representative Monroe Nichols, a member of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, who has called on Sen. James Lankford to step down from the Commission. The Party agrees that Lankford’s initial seditious actions to challenge the January 6th Electoral Vote, which disenfranchises the votes in communities of color, must disqualify him for serving on the Commission.

Alicia Andrews, the Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, stated, “For the good of Oklahoma, do the right thing and step down from the Commission. There is no place for anyone on this commission who believes that the ballots from black and brown voters should be thrown out because you want to protect your seat in 2022 and support a childish, inconsequential President.

“The heinous lies spread about widespread voter fraud in predominately black areas and the unconstitutional act of violating their sworn oath is disgusting, un-American, and a threat to our Democracy. Lankford has no place on this commission,” 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.

12 Jan
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Dems Respond to Governor Ignoring CDC in Demand For In-person Learning

Communications & Public Affairs
Jan. 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus
(405)962-7674 wes.carter@okhouse.gov

Dems Respond to Governor Ignoring CDC in Demand For In-person Learning

OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of the Oklahoma House Democratic Education Group released the following statements in response to Governor Kevin Stitt’s comments today that seem to ignore CDC guidelines for returning to in-person learning.

“The state data shows kids under 15 were ten percent of all cases in the weeks before the holidays,” said Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City. “After the holidays, when kids were out of school, the number dropped by 50 percent. Last week, kids under 15 just accounted for five percent of all cases. The state’s own data doesn’t support the Governor’s reckless plan. It’s time for him to stop blaming the unions for his failure to provide informed leadership.”

“The governor, who recently enacted COVID precautions to close bars after 11 p.m., is now advocating for a large-scale return to in-person school across the state,” said Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa. “The only change instituted was suggesting that if mask mandates were in place, exposed children do not have to quarantine out of school. This didn’t work in Mustang Public Schools – why should we believe it would statewide? Oklahomans should understand that in the governor’s demand for schools to return to in-person learning, he offered no additional guidance or resources for Oklahoma public schools to do so safely.”

“I’m happy to hear the governor agrees that a mask mandate works for school populations,” said Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater. “I encourage him to issue a statewide mask mandate as our schools are part of our communities. Everyone — students, teachers, and staff — deserves a safe working environment.”

“While I applaud the effort of the governor to focus on how to keep students in school,” said Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, “I’m concerned that teachers weren’t contacted about this policy change, and I’m further concerned that Superintendent Hofmeister wasn’t invited to the press conference. While we all agree that in-person learning is the best way for children to learn, this policy doesn’t go far enough to ensure the safety of teachers, students, and staff. I urge the governor to call for a mask mandate, which is proven to be the best way to mitigate the spread of this virus, inside and outside of our schools.”

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12 Jan
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Governor Stitt Must Demand Communications Director’s Resignation Following Call for Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021

Media Contact:

Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
angela@okdemocrats.org

Governor Stitt Must Demand Communications Director’s Resignation Following Call for Violence

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 12, 2021 — Today, the Oklahoma Democratic Party is calling on Governor Stitt to demand the resignation of his new top communications aide over a recent tweet using violent and threatening rhetoric against elected representatives in the US House. On Tuesday, former National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) staffer and current Spokesperson for Governor Stitt Carly Atchison tweeted that “the NRCC has already put House Democrats in body bags.”

Following Atchison’s disgusting call for violence, a mob egged on by President Trump attacked the United States Capitol. The attack left five people dead, including a police officer.

“Last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol made it clearer than ever that words matter,” said Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Alicia Andrews. “The violent rhetoric used by Governor Stitt’s top communications aide just a day before the attack – which left at least five people including a police officer dead – is unacceptable, and she must be held accountable. Governor Stitt should demand her resignation immediately.”

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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.

12 Jan
0

OKGOP Chair Must Remove Cleveland Co. Leadership

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
angela@okdemocrats.org

OKGOP Chair Must Remove Cleveland Co. Leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 11, 2021 – , is using his Facebook page to incite violence and the Oklahoma Democratic Party is demanding that Republican Party Chair David McLain immediately remove him from his position.

Spaulding’s post reads: “I dont [sic] understand my conservative Christian friends who say violence is unacceptable. What the crap do you think the American revolution was? A game of friggin pattycake? Blood was shed and rightfully so! And Christ didn’t politely and kindly ask the money changers to change locations. Are you content to allow this country that our fathers fought and died for to become another banana republic?”

Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party was furious upon learning about this post. “How dare he invoke the name of Jesus into this tyranny, this sedition!” exclaimed Andrews. “This kind of talk—inciting people to violence, to overthrow our government—has already gotten two police officers and four civilians killed in Washington, DC. Clearly, Spaulding thinks this is some kind of big-boy play-acting. The consequences of words like his are death,” continued Andrews.

“We demand that Republican Chair David McLain immediately remove Spaulding from his position. To espouse such sentiments as an individual is frightening. To do so as a party leader is reprehensible. If McLain fails to take action today, he is complicit in the sedition being carried out by one of his minions. Stop this madness before it goes one step further,” Andrews said. “Anything less will result in blood on the hands of Oklahoma’s Republican leadership,” she concluded.

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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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