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24 Sep
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ODP Celebrates National Voter Registration Day by Registering Voters

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2019

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

ODP Celebrates National Voter Registration Day by Registering Voters

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters. The Oklahoma Democratic Party is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner having concluded its annual Voter Registration Drive at the Oklahoma State Fair while numerous counties and activist groups across Oklahoma conduct drives in their communities.

Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers are the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2019. Partner organizations coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events nationwide and leverage #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on all social media platforms to drive attention to voter registration.

Voting is one way we express ourselves as a community, as voters and Americans, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered to vote! Every eligible American voter deserves to exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box and National Voter Registration Day is the right place to start by getting registered. The Oklahoma Democratic Party is committed to registering voters for National Voter Registration Day.

Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. More than two million Americans have registered to vote on this day since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

The effort’s website, www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country.

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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.

19 Sep
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A Look at Democratic Accomplishments

Democratic Party Agenda

Trump attacks Democrats for not getting any work done in Congress. The reality is that Democrats have actually done a lot, but Trump has opposed their legislation, and it has stalled in McConnell’s legislative graveyard, despite broad support from voters.

Here’s a look at some of what Democrats have accomplished:

  • House Democrats passed the Raise the Wage Act to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
  • House Democrats passed the American Dream and Promise Act to provide hardworking immigrants a much-deserved pathway to citizenship.
  • Democrats passed a disaster relief bill.
  • House Democrats passed the Equality Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • House Democrats passed a package of bills to protect people’s access to health care and help make prescription drugs more affordable.
  • House Democrats passed a bill to restore net neutrality.
  • House Democrats passed the Climate Action Now Act to take action to protect our climate and create economic opportunities.
  • House Democrats passed legislation to reauthorize and expand the Violence Against Women Act.
  • House Democrats passed legislation to require background checks for all gun sales.
  • House Democrats passed legislation to help close the gender pay gap.
  • House Democrats passed historic anti-corruption reform.
  • House Democrats passed election security legislation to strengthen our election systems against foreign interference.

While Democrats are working for the American people, what has Trump done lately?

16 Sep
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

DNC on National Hispanic Heritage Month

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

“As the first-ever Latino DNC Chair, I’m proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic and Latinx families across America. And I’m excited to honor the Hispanic and Latinx activists, leaders, lawmakers, and community organizers who are working to build a brighter future for everyone.

“Unfortunately, this president has peddled hate and prejudice since day one. He’s separated families at the border and treated asylum seekers with unconscionable cruelty. He’s used ‘immigrant’ as a four-letter word, targeting Hispanic communities and using lies and fearmongering to divide our country.

“Unlike Donald Trump, Democrats believe our diversity is our greatest strength. And as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we will never stop fighting for the values of inclusion and opportunity for everyone.”

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11 Sep
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DNC on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

DNC on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

“18 years ago today, our nation was attacked and nearly 3,000 people were murdered. The horrific images of 9/11 are ingrained in our nation’s memory: falling towers, rising smoke, grieving faces desperately searching for their loved ones amid the rubble. But just as indelible as these horrors are the images of hope and heroism: first responders carrying the injured; Good Samaritans, like the man in the red bandana, risking their safety and even giving their lives to help others; valiant passengers on Flight 93 fighting to protect their fellow Americans; three firefighters raising our nation’s flag above Ground Zero and sending a message to the world that terrorism will never triumph.

“Today, we affirm that message once more. We recognize the courage of the first responders who saved so many, and all of the heroes who have followed in their footsteps by answering our country’s call to serve. We recommit ourselves to the values that were attacked that day – life, liberty, equality, and justice for all. We honor the survivors and families whose strength reminds our nation every day that out of many we are one. And we pay tribute to the lives we lost – in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania – by holding them forever in our hearts.”

10 Sep
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DNC on Increase in Uninsured Rate under Trump

DNC on Increase in Uninsured Rate under Trump

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after it was reported that the share of uninsured Americans increased for the first time since the Affordable Care Act took full effect:

“The American people have had enough of Trump’s broken promises. He lied when he said that more people would have health care. He lied when he said it would be cheaper. He lied when he said people with preexisting conditions would be protected. He lied when he said he wouldn’t try to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. But he’s going to face the harsh truth on Election Day when voters across the country tell him to pack his bags and sell his snake oil somewhere else.

“Democrats believe that access to quality, affordable care is a right for all, not a privilege for the wealthy. And that’s why we’re going to win up and down the ballot in 2020.”

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