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23 Aug
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RELEASE: Davis Must Resign Now

For Immediate Release
August 23, 2019

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

Davis Must Resign Now

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party has released the following statement on Representative Dean Davis’s (R-Broken Arrow) threats against constituents after DUI arrest:

No one is above the law, including our public officials. After being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and obstructing an officer, Davis placed phone calls from jail where he claims that Broken Arrow has made an enemy and he will get revenge. This type of behavior is unacceptable for a leader of our State.

Davis ran his 2018 election campaign on representing the same Broken Arrow constituents he now threatens. He promised that he would govern on a code of morals, ethics, and professionalism. Davis has not only failed to keep his word but has also demonstrated that he is not capable of accountability and responsibility for his own mistakes; to the contrary, he is projecting his anger on the innocent people who elected him to the Legislature.

Oklahomans deserve better representation than an elected official attempting to weasel out of a grave mistake by seeking to skirt the system and play the “good ole boys” game of scratching each other’s back for favors, but also one that lacks honesty, accountability, and integrity. Davis put out a statement claiming that he will ensure that this doesn’t happen again. Rep. Dean Davis can begin by stepping down immediately and resigning as a representative of Oklahoma! He owes his constituents the opportunity to elect someone with honor to fill this seat and one who takes their oath of office with true moral high ground.

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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.

21 Aug
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The Oklahoma Democratic Party Elects New National Committeewoman

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2019

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

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Elects New National Committeewoman

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kalyn Free from Tulsa was elected to serve as the Democratic National Committeewoman on the Oklahoma Democratic Party Central Committee. Free will fill the seat of former Committeewoman, Betty McElderry, a party stalwart who passed away suddenly in July.

“Betty is and always will be an icon within our state party, a woman who championed Democratic values of community, responsibility, and equality as chair and later as national committee representative,” said Andrews. “Today, we are proud that mantle will be picked up by Kalyn, who will continue Betty’s charge to increase economic opportunities and health care access for working families in Oklahoma.”

Free, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation and attorney with expertise in environmental and tribal issues, said the work is just getting started for the DNC and ODP.

“The state party is strong, and we must continue to advocate and educate our voting base both nationally and locally,” she said. “The moral balance of our country is at stake in the next Presidential election. We must unify and coalesce around the values that will move our country forward in a healthy way. That means protecting the civil liberties of all people in America and protecting our environment.”

DNC members assist in the governing of the national party via election from their respective state party. Oklahoma has one man and one woman on the national committee in addition to the state party officials.

Walters, also a DNC member, said he is looking forward to working closely with Free at the national level including the upcoming DNC national meeting in San Francisco on August 22-24.

“Kalyn is already a respected and recognized leader within our national party,” Walters said. “Her presence on the DNC will simply make Oklahoma stronger on all national caucuses, councils and committee meetings, including platform, rules, and bylaws.”

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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.

14 Aug
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DNC on Social Security Anniversary

DNC on Social Security Anniversary

DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC Seniors Council Chair Steve Regenstreif, and former Social Security Administration official James Roosevelt, Jr. released the following statement celebrating the anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law:

“Social Security is the bedrock of the American middle class. For more than eight decades, this vital program has provided economic security to millions of Americans – from retirees to working families to those living with disabilities.

“And yet, since its inception, Social Security has been vilified and targeted for destruction by the Republican Party. Despite promising to protect these benefits, Donald Trump and his cronies in Congress have only continued the Republican tradition of attacking the American people’s retirement security. Earlier this year, Trump proposed yet another budget that would slash billions from Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and other vital programs – all after giving huge tax breaks to big corporations and his wealthy friends.

“While Trump breaks yet another promise to American voters, Democrats are fighting to protect and expand Social Security. We’re proud to be the party that created Social Security, and we will continue to champion the economic dignity and retirement security every American deserves.”

12 Aug
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DNC on Trump’s Attacks on Documented Immigrants

DNC on Trump’s Attacks on Documented Immigrants

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the Trump administration’s new rule punishing documented immigrants:

“On the second anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Donald Trump continues to use his power to divide us. This time, he’s targeting documented immigrants who are paying taxes and playing by the rules. This action could force immigrant families to choose between putting food on the table and getting the health care they need; it could even force them to leave the country they call home. Instead of treating these immigrants with the dignity they deserve, Trump and Republicans are kicking them to the curb.

“At a time when our country needs a president who will unite us, all Trump wants to do is attack Latino and immigrant communities. This administration’s appetite for cruelty is insatiable, and this new policy is just the latest escalation of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda.

“Democrats believe diversity and compassion are our nation’s greatest strengths, and we will keep fighting these inhumane attacks at every turn.”

08 Aug
0

ODP Central Committee National Committeewoman Vacancy

The Oklahoma Democratic Party is taking applications to fill the vacant Oklahoma National Committeewoman seat. Individuals are invited to please email chair@okdemocrats.org with their qualifications if interested in serving on the State Central Committee as the National Committeewoman.

National Committee members serve as a voting member on the Oklahoma Democratic Party Central Committee and are Automatic Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs) at the Presidential Preferential Primary State Convention. As members of the DNC, National Committee members are responsible for attending DNC meetings and training throughout the year in Washington D.C. and National Conventions.

A Central Committee Meeting to elect a National Committeewoman to serve until the 2020 Presidential Preferential Primary State Convention will be held Saturday, August 17th, 2019, 10:00 am at the Oklahoma Democratic Party HQs in the large conference room.

*The Oklahoma Democratic Party does not cover travel and other National Committee expenses incurred when serving as a National Committee member.

Constitution of the Oklahoma Democratic Party

Section 5: National Committee Members
Positions on the Democratic National Committee allocated to the Oklahoma Democratic Party shall be filled by election every four years by a majority vote of delegates to a State Convention called pursuant to a National Call for the election of delegates to a National Presidential Nominating Convention of the Democratic Party.

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