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15 Sep
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DNC on National Hispanic Heritage Month

DNC on National Hispanic Heritage Month

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month:

“This Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the extraordinary contributions our community makes to this country every day – as scientists and small business owners, soldiers and veterans, artists and public servants, and right now as essential workers keeping us safe during this crisis. And in November, there’s one more extraordinary contribution our community can make: electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States.

“Make no mistake: Hispanic and Latino voters have the power to decide this election. We have the power to change the course of history and restore the soul of our nation. And the stakes couldn’t be higher for our community. Donald Trump has failed Latino communities since day one. His incompetent response to this pandemic has cost thousands of Latino lives and millions of jobs, and his cruel anti-immigrant policies have separated families and betrayed our nation’s promise to be a beacon of freedom for all.

“Chaos is not leadership. Cruelty is not strength. We need proven leaders in the White House who will get the job done and help us build back better. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe diversity and compassion are our nation’s strengths. And they will act decisively to end this pandemic, invest in Latino communities, and revitalize our economy for a new era.”

15 Sep
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Oklahoma Democratic Party Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2020

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

Oklahoma Democratic Party Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party joins Oklahomans across our state and our nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the history, culture, and achievements of the Latino community.

“As Democrats, we understand that our strength is in our diversity. Now is a time to recognize where we can boost our diversity and push back against an administration determined to dismantle protections for our Latino community members,” stated Alicia Andrews, the Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman.
“Over the past two decades, Oklahoma has doubled the Hispanic-American population and today is home to nearly 400,000 Hispanic-Americans. Hispanic contributions to our state include the agricultural industry, serving honorably in the military, and being vital members of Oklahoma’s labor force and economy. Over 10,000 Hispanic-owned businesses across our state enrich our state’s culture with beauty in the arts.

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, may we continue to work towards building a better future with more opportunities, equality, legal protection for Dreamers, and immigration reform,” 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.

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
angela@okdemocrats.org

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
angela@okdemocrats.org

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.

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