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29 Nov
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Munson Named Caucus Chair

Communications & Public Affairs
Nov. 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Phone: (405) 962-7674

Munson Named Caucus Chair

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, was selected today to serve as the House Democratic Caucus Chair for the 57th Legislature.

As Caucus Chair, Munson will lead and organize caucus meetings and provide senior leadership to the caucus.

“It is always a great feeling to have your peers put their faith in you,” Munson said. “I am humbled by this opportunity but also ready to get to work fighting to make Oklahoma a better place to live and raise a family.”

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28 Nov
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DNC on House Leadership Elections

DNC on House Leadership Elections

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“This new slate of Democratic House leaders is the most tenacious, ambitious, experienced, and energized in modern history. The American people voted for leaders who will hold Trump and the Republican Party accountable, restore the rule of law, and fight for working families, and that’s exactly what they’re going to get when Nancy Pelosi takes back the gavel in January.

“Congratulations to Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Congressman Jim Clyburn, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on their new leadership roles. The Democratic Party is back, and House Democrats are ready to give the American people the leadership and accountability they deserve.”

26 Nov
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Stitt’s Transition Chair Appointment Sickening

For Immediate Release
November 26, 2018

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

Stitt’s Transition Chair Appointment Sickening

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor-elect Stitt’s campaign promised change. However, Marc Nuttle’s appointment as Stitt’s Transition Team Chair is a slap in the face to Oklahoma Muslims and the LGBTQ community. Nuttle is a former board member and chairman of the controversial right-wing hate group The Oak Initiative.

Stitt has given no indication he will put Oklahoma on the right track. He rushed to place a controversial career politician in charge of hiring staff and setting policies. Stitt either failed to vet Nuttle’s background properly or decided that his behavior was acceptable. Either way, his appointment lacks the foresight needed as the future leader of our state. This kind of decision making is not characteristic of a strong executive we can trust. This appointment demonstrates Stitt’s true intentions and the direction he plans to take Oklahoma.

“We expect our leaders to work for all of us and to avoid decisions that negatively affect any Oklahoman. This appointment is yet another example of the failed Republican leadership we can expect out of the Governor’s mansion. Appointing someone who represents a group known for its Islamophobia and homophobia is not where change begins,” states Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Anna Langthorn. “If Stitt truly believed in change, he would reach out to marginalized communities and learn more about their concerns. Instead, he is insulting the people he represents.”

Stitt’s decision hurts the people he has promised to protect. The Oklahoma Democratic Party will hold him accountable over the next four years for any attempts at targeting communities that already face vitriol, violence, and hate.

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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.

22 Nov
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DNC on Thanksgiving

DNC on Thanksgiving

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on Thanksgiving:

“This Thanksgiving, Democrats are thankful for the organizers and activists who worked tirelessly to carry so many Democratic candidates to victory this year. We’re thankful that the new Congress will be the most diverse in history after voters elected record numbers of women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. We’re thankful for all the public servants fighting to give more Americans access to health care, better job opportunities in an economy that works for everyone, and a brighter future. We’re thankful to all of our first responders, especially those who have put their lives on the line battling the wildfires along our West Coast. And we’re thankful to all the men and women serving in uniform who protect our nation and the values we share, many of whom are stationed apart from their families this holiday season.”

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16 Nov
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DNC on Betsy DeVos Removing Protections for Sexual Assault Victims

DNC on Betsy DeVos Removing Protections for Sexual Assault Victims

DNC Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on the Department of Education’s proposed rule change to Title IX:

“Instead of fighting to protect victims of sexual assault, the Trump administration continues to shield the accused and turn its backs on victims. This latest rule change would lead to fewer allegations being considered sexual assault and could cause even more trauma by requiring that representatives of students accused of sexual harassment be allowed to cross-examine survivors.

“Over the past two years, the Trump administration has delivered one devastating blow after another to women and victims of sexual misconduct. While the Trump administration has shown us where their priorities lie, Democrats will not stop fighting to hold this administration accountable for its attacks on women and victims of sexual assault.”

 

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