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02 Jan
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New DNC Video Series: “American DREAMing”

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NEW VIDEO SERIES: “American DREAMing”

The DNC has launched a new video series, “American DREAMing,” on the importance of DACA and why we all must fight for DREAMers. Take a look:

DNC VIDEO: American DREAMing: Imagine

With music by Gustavo Guerrero and Alex G

DNC VIDEO: American DREAMing: Gabriela

In the time since the Trump Administration eliminated DACA, more than 13,000 DREAMers have lost their legal status to live, study and work in the United States of America. As we enter 2018, the fate of nearly 800,000 DREAMers continues to remain in the balance. Trump’s reckless decision to end DACA without a proper legislative solution will not only harm DREAMers but also our nation’s economy.

It’s time for Republicans to put politics aside, pass the DREAM Act, and give DREAMers the opportunity to continue making invaluable contributions to America. Congressional Democrats stand ready to pass the DREAM Act. It’s the smart thing to do for our economy, and it’s the right thing to do for our country. Democrats believe our diversity is our greatest strength. We will always fight for hardworking families and a smart, sensible immigration system.

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19 Dec
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DNC Congratulates VA Delegate-Elect Shelly Simonds, Shifting Balance of Power

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DNC Congratulates VA Delegate-Elect Shelly Simonds, Shifting Balance of Power

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement congratulating Delegate-elect Shelly Simonds on her one-vote victory in today’s Virginia HD-94 recount, securing a 50th seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and shared power for Democrats, if certified:

“The power of every vote has never been clearer. Just one vote secured Shelly Simonds’ victory and shifted the balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates, ending a 17-year Republican majority. Just one vote has cleared the way for Democrats in the commonwealth to advance a progressive agenda that puts Virginia families first. This is the 16th seat flipped from red to blue in the Virginia House this year, and now, 400,000 more Virginians could gain access to healthcare through Medicaid expansion. That’s what happens when Democrats stand up to Republicans, organize around our shared values, and fight for hardworking families. I want to congratulate Shelly on her historic win, and every volunteer, organizer, and Democratic voter who made this possible. Simply put, every vote counts.”

15 Dec
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5th District Democratic Party Appoints New Officers

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5th Congressional District Democratic Party Appoints New Officers to District and County

We are thrilled to announce that after accepting our invitation to join the CD5 Executive Committee, Brondalyn Coleman’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Oklahoma Democratic Party Central Committee.

After an extensive application process, we are pleased to announce that we have selected Mark Faulk to be the Oklahoma County Democratic Party Chair. We reviewed all the applications we received and selected a seasoned forward thinking Democrat.

Mark Faulk was the ODP Activist in 2017 and he has been very busy since, organizing to save schools slated for closure, managing the petition campaign for an OKC income tax for a teacher pay raise, he is a plaintiff in an ACLU lawsuit against the panhandling ordinance; among many others. Mark has supported numerous candidates through his radio show, Red State Revolt and campaigned directly for Bernie Sanders, Marilyn Rainwater, Collin Walke, Jacob Rosecrants, Connie Johnson, and others. He has been a delegate to the past two ODP State Conventions. Mark has also organized and/or spoke at events about police violence, indigenous rights, fracking, public education, charter schools, and other timely issues. He has been interviewed for a national documentary about water rights and fracking; and is working to complete a documentary about justice reform and prisons in Oklahoma entitled “Voices in a Jailhouse.”

Please join Wyatt and me in welcoming Brondalyn and Mark to their new positions! We are looking forward to a great year and continuing the Blue Wave in Oklahoma.

Nadine Gallagher
5th Congressional District Democratic Party, Chair

15 Dec
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Democrats Launch Service-Based Initiative “Dems For You”

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DNC Launches Service-Based Initiative “Dems For You”

WASHINGTON — Today, the DNC is launching a program called “Dems For You” as part of our continued work to create action-oriented opportunities for Democrats to lead with our values, support our communities, and win elections from the school board to the Oval Office. Led by DNC Associate Chair Jaime Harrison, the service-based initiative will help state and local Democratic parties build organizing capacity and recruit volunteers.

When a hurricane hits in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico; when wildfires ravage California or Colorado; when families need food, clothing, or toys during the holiday season; when young adults are looking for help on job interviews and crafting a resume; when families want to purchase their first home or need assistance signing up for a health care plan, the Democratic Party through “Dems For You” will be there to support all of our communities – because Every ZIP Code Counts.

“As a party, we know that we can no longer be just a political organization that asks for votes every two or four years, we have to get back to our origins as a grassroots organization,” said DNC Associate Chair Jaime Harrison. “In order to achieve our mission of electing Democratic leaders at every level, we must focus on demonstrating to Americans our core values every day, all across the country in a visible, action-oriented manner. I look forward to working with Democrats across the country to help address the issues Americans in need face every day.”

To kick off “Dems For You” this holiday season, Democrats across the country are leading service projects on behalf of families in need to make sure that our neighbors have the food, toys, clothes, and community they need. Next month, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, “Dems For You” will hold a National Day of Action to follow Dr. King’s example and his call to all of us to serve through action to achieve justice, compassion, and dignity for all.

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12 Dec
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Tom Perez on Hanukkah

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Tom Perez on Hanukkah

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I want to wish Jewish families in America, Israel, and around the world a Happy Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah is more than 2,000 years old, but its message – that light drives out darkness, that hope outlasts hardship, and that hatred and prejudice should never be allowed to extinguish the flames of freedom and justice – is as important today as it has ever been.

“The triumph of the Maccabees reminds us to find strength in faith and community in the face of fear and persecution. As millions light their menorahs over the next eight days to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, let us continue to be inspired by the resilience of the Jewish people and work together to light the way forward. Chag Sameach.”

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