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12 Aug
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The Oklahoma Democratic Party Applauds Biden on VP Choice

For Immediate Release
August 12, 2020

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

Interview Contacts:

Alicia Andrews, Chair
alicia@okdemocrats.org
918-951-6344

Scott J. Hamilton, Executive Director
scott@okdemocrats.org
718-216-9200

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Applauds Biden on VP Choice

OKLAHOMA CITY – Statement by the Oklahoma Democratic Party on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate:

“The choice of Kamala Harris, a former California Attorney General and U.S. Senator, is a historic moment in history. Harris is the right person to take on Trump and his corrupt administration,” stated the Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman, Alicia Andrews.

“Harris shares Joe Biden’s views on standing up for the backbone of this country, and she has the courage to take on the big fights ahead to win. Harris is a trailblazer, and her leadership will move our country forward. The Democratic Party couldn’t be more excited for her to join the ticket,” 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 Aug
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DNC on Joe Biden’s VP Selection of Kamala Harris

DNC on Joe Biden’s VP Selection of Kamala Harris

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Joe Biden announced his selection of Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate:

“Kamala Harris is an extraordinary leader. And she’s going to make an extraordinary vice president. Throughout her career, Senator Harris has championed working families and helped us build a better nation for all – no matter what you look like, where you come from, who you love, or how you pray. Through her service on the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, she has amassed the necessary experience to confront the biggest threats facing our nation at home and abroad. From fighting big oil, to taking on the gun lobby, to going after big banks, Kamala Harris is afraid of no one. Her leadership as California’s attorney general and in the U.S. Senate has made our country stronger. She shares the values of Joe Biden and Democrats across the country who want to rebuild our economy and restore the soul of our nation. And she will make history as the first woman, first African American, and first Indian American to serve as our nation’s vice president.

“Joe Biden approached this decision with the same care and sound judgement he’ll show as president. He knows Kamala Harris is ready for this job on day one, and he knows she has the empathy, experience, and character to lead. Just as importantly, Senator Harris will continue to show generations of young women, particularly young women of color, that there is no height to which they cannot aspire. Together, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s worst nightmare. They are going to win this election, end this pandemic, and build a brighter future for all Americans.”

11 Aug
0

2020 DNC National Convention Speakers Lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT
press@demconvention.com

Democrats Announce Additional Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Party leaders and rising stars to join convention ‘across America’ line-up

MILWAUKEE, WI—The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced today a selection of speakers headlining the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and new details about the convention schedule. These speakers, some of the most popular leaders and rising stars from across the country, will join a line-up of inspiring Americans announced yesterday, as the coalition uniting behind Joe Biden’s vision for a better America continues to grow.

These speakers will be featured across all four nights of the convention, which will air live August 17-20, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern each night. Additional speakers and details will be announced in the coming days.

Monday: We the People

Featuring Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Representative Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson, Representative Gwen Moore, Former Governor John Kasich, Senator Doug Jones, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama

  • This country is confronting a series of monumental challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic continues its rampage, tens of millions of people are out of work, and America is confronting the racial injustice that has marginalized too many people. Throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything. On Monday, we’ll hear from the many Americans who are rising up to take on these three crises, unite our country, and join Joe Biden in rebuilding the country and moving it forward.

Tuesday: Leadership Matters

Featuring Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Former President Bill Clinton, and Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden

  • Leadership means rising to meet the nation’s challenges, not making them worse. To Joe Biden, it’s about putting the country ahead of yourself, and taking on the tough fights even when it’s unpopular. It’s about making sure the government—the military, the judiciary, the scientists, everyone—is working in the national interest, not a president’s political interests. Tuesday’s focus is on the leaders and the experts, the veterans and the activists, all those who seek to unite and not divide, and who step up—not back down—from a fight over what’s right.
  • Tuesday will also include a keynote address, and the Roll Call Across America, which will take viewers to all 57 states and territories. We’ll hear from voters, delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, activists and leaders in the Democratic Party as they officially cast votes to nominate Joe Biden to become the next president of the United States of America.

Wednesday: A More Perfect Union

Featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Tony Evers, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Vice Presidential Nominee, and Former President Barack Obama

  • America is not going back to where it was before Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, because for too many people, that wasn’t good enough. As he leads us out of crisis, Joe Biden will help build back better. He will have a historic partner in these efforts: the first female vice president. On Wednesday, you will hear from the Vice Presidential nominee and many others who are committed to working alongside Joe Biden to achieve his goals to form a more perfect union.

Thursday: America’s Promise

Featuring Senator Cory Booker, Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Kamala Harris, The Biden Family, and Vice President Joe Biden

  • A former public defender, a leading senator, and two-term vice president, Joe Biden is one of the most experienced candidates to ever seek the office. Throughout his career, he has been tested by historic recessions, global conflicts, pandemics, divisive politics, and the never-ending quest for justice and fairness in America. Every step of the way, he has risen to the moment with steady and effective leadership. Being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are. Joe Biden is a man of character and decency, and of empathy and compassion who believes in America’s promise. On the final night of the convention, we will hear from those who can speak to Joe Biden’s leadership and character. Joe Biden will speak about his vision for uniting America to move us forward out of constant chaos and crisis, and for delivering on that promise for all.

Ways to Watch and Get Involved

The Democratic National Convention will take place over four nights from August 17-20, 2020. Convention programming will air from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern. Additional speakers, including national leaders, advocates and celebrities will be announced in the coming days.

Last week, convention organizers also announced over a dozen options for watching the 2020 Democratic National Convention, ensuring that this year’s convention will reach viewers where they are, however they prefer to watch, all across the nation.

The official live stream for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be hosted on DemConvention.com, where viewers can also find the full convention schedule, a digital toolkit to get involved, more resources for viewers, delegates and the media and additional plans and details.

About the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place over four nights from August 17-20, 2020. Convention programming will air from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern. The Democratic National Convention is the formal event during which delegates of the Democratic Party choose the party’s nominees for president and vice president in the 2020 election. At the convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities, which includes the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle. www.demconvention.com

10 Aug
0

Democratic Caucus Offers Alternative View of Oklahoma’s Stimulus Needs

Communications & Public Affairs
Aug. 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus
email: wes.carter@okhouse.gov

Democratic Caucus Offers Alternative View of Oklahoma’s Stimulus Needs
Workforce, Small Business, Education Communities Focus of Letter to Congressional Delegation 

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, today sent a letter on behalf of the Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus to each of the seven members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation to express the caucus’s disagreement with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s assessment that Oklahoma doesn’t need an additional stimulus package.

“We feel we simply cannot let the governor’s statement stand as the only assessment of Oklahoma’s needs,” Virgin said. “The purpose of this letter is to advocate for the constituents who have reached out to us during this pandemic.

The letter details the struggles of constituents who have reached out to members of the caucus during the pandemic. From Oklahomans recently laid off or returning to work with fewer hours to Oklahoma small business owners who are in desperate need of financial assistance, the House Democratic Caucus has fielded calls and emails from constituents affected by this pandemic in a multitude of different ways.

“The needs of Oklahomans are many,” Virgin said. “We respectfully ask that you ignore the governor’s misguided comments and do what is in your power to bring this money home.”

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LINK: Letter to Congressional Delegation

10 Aug
0

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Home Recovering after Hit-and-Run Accident

Immediate Release
August 10, 2020

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

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Home Recovering after Hit-and-Run Accident

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on U.S. Senate candidate Abby Broyles’ hit-and-run accident:

The Oklahoma Democratic Party is heartened to hear that after last evening’s hit-and-run car accident, Broyles checked in with doctors today and is safely resting at home. Broyles was driving home from a friend’s house last night when she was hit on the driver’s side in the middle of an intersection, and the driver fled. The Oklahoma City Police are investigating the accident.

“The Oklahoma Democratic Party sends Abby Broyles well wishes for a speedy and full recovery. We trust that as soon as she has healed from the accident, she will be back on the campaign trail fighting for Democratic values, Oklahomans, and Jim Inhofe’s retirement,” stated Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman.

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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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