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08 Feb
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11.8 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act in 2018

DNC on Millions of Americans Signing up for Health Care

In response to reports that 11.8 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act in 2018, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“For over a year now, Trump and Republicans have sabotaged and tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act, making it more difficult for millions of Americans to get the care they need. Despite their best attempts to depress enrollment and take away people’s health care, nearly 11.8 million Americans signed up for coverage this year – a remarkable demonstration of Americans’ support for the ACA. While these numbers would have been higher without Republicans standing in the way, it’s clear that the American people want affordable health care coverage. It’s about time Republicans listen.”

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06 Feb
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RELEASE: The Real State of the State

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2018

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
405-536-2417

The Real State of the State

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party response to the Oklahoma State of the State address: Governor Fallin once again talks a big talk in this year’s address about wanting to fix the budget and generate revenue. But we have a long way to go thanks to the past seven years of budget cuts under Republican-Super-Majority failed leadership that has rendered our state services suffocating for funds.

We wouldn’t be in the current crisis if not for the Republican majority mismanagement in all branches of our state government. Fallin stated, “Oklahoma doesn’t want to be like Washington D.C.” yet just like Washington and the Trump administration, our own ineffective Republican-run state government cannot fix the budget and work together to fund core services for their constituents.

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Anna Langthorn said, “Oklahoma Democrats agree with Governor Fallin that the budget needs to be fixed and revenue needs to be raised. But we are tired of all the talk. We want action and real long-term solutions that serve Oklahomans. I hope our legislature passes a budget that works for all Oklahoma families, not special interest groups and the top 1%.”

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdlive.wpengine.com, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

01 Feb
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RELEASE: Black History Month 2018

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2018

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
405-536-2417

Black History Month 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party statement on Black History Month: In celebration of Black History Month the Oklahoma Democratic Party believes that African American History is American History. Black History Month is a time for Americans to recognize and celebrate African American’s contributions to our nation and our state throughout history and reflect on the sacrifices made.

Thank you to activists, community organizers, and the many African American leaders who bravely fight daily for justice for everyone. From Jim Noble and Burt Lester delivering the seal from Guthrie to Oklahoma City to Clara Luper sitting in at the Katz lunch counter bringing the movement to Oklahoma.

In these unsettling times, now is the time to recognize that more work needs to be done and recommit ourselves to fight for justice and civil rights for All Oklahoman’s. Join me in celebrating those who came before and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement and thanking those who continue to fight now. Let’s stand together to celebrate our core values, inclusiveness, and diversity. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ MLK, Jr.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdlive.wpengine.com, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

19 Jan
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RELEASE: From the Oval Office to State Legislature – Ineffective Governing

From the Oval Office to State Legislature – Ineffective Governing

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party responds to the catastrophic government shutdown:

The GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the White House in Washington as well as the Oklahoma State Capitol, House, and Senate. The government shutdown and ineffective governing of our state falls 100% on the Republican Party, the party in power.

This is Trump’s Republican Party from the Oval office to our state Republican-controlled legislature: Chaos, incompetence, and destruction. This is about basic governance, and the GOP has repeatedly shown that they are incompetent to lead and govern from the top down.

“The failed Republican-super-majority leadership has gotten us into our current mess,” states Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Ann Langthorn. “It’s up to Democrats to clean up the mess both in Washington and in our state so that we can focus our attention on fixing our infrastructure, healthcare, education, and state services by electing more Democrats and showing up on election day.”

“National Republicans are unable to govern just like Oklahoma Republicans. The Oklahoma GOP is more interested in protecting their seats for the next election cycle and pandering to special interest groups than passing a constitutional budget. After two special sessions, we still do not have a funded budget just like in Washington. The one common factor? Failed Republican leadership,” said Senator Sparks SD16.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdlive.wpengine.com, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

11 Jan
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Tom Perez on Trump Proposal to Cut Access to Medicaid

Tom Perez on Trump Proposal to Cut Access to Medicaid

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to the Trump administration allowing states to impose Medicaid work requirements:

“Instead of improving access to care, Trump continues to sabotage our health care system by letting states make it more difficult for lower-income Americans and people with disabilities to get the care they need. This inhumane proposal is just another excuse to kick people off of their health insurance, and could actually make it harder for struggling Americans to find work. Health care is a right, not a privilege, and while Republicans work to penalize unemployed Americans, Democrats will continue fighting to expand access to care and help people find good-paying jobs.”

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