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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.”

 

15 Nov
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House Democrats Name Virgin as Minority Leader

Communications & Public Affairs
Nov. 15, 2018

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

House Democrats Name Virgin as Minority Leader

OKLAHOMA CITY – The House Democratic Caucus today elected a new leader for the 57th Legislature.

Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, has been chosen to lead the caucus as Minority Leader. She served as the Caucus Chair during the 56th Legislature.

Virgin’s election is historic as women now lead both Democratic Caucuses in the Oklahoma Legislature.

“It’s humbling that the caucus has faith in me to lead during this important time in Oklahoma’s statehood,” Virgin said. “I am proud to represent women in this endeavor, but make no mistake, our caucus is focused on including all Oklahomans in the conversation regardless of gender, race or income level. This caucus moved the state in a positive direction last session and helped guarantee the largest teacher pay raise in state history. We will fight to build on this success – not only in education but also in access to health care, expansion of mental health services, criminal justice reform, and providing opportunities for quality employment in Oklahoma communities.”

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11 Nov
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Rep. Matt Meredith Releases Statement on Passing of Former Oklahoma State Senator Jim Wilson

Communications & Public Affairs
Nov. 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: State Rep. Matt Meredith
Phone: (405) 557-7408

Rep. Matt Meredith Releases Statement on Passing of Former Oklahoma State Senator Jim Wilson

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, issued the following statement on the passing of former Oklahoma State Senator Jim Wilson. Wilson, a Tahlequah resident, served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for four years before he served in the Oklahoma State Senate from 2004 to 2012.

“Jim dedicated his life to serving the people around him,” Rep. Meredith said. “He served his community by participating on local boards. He served his state in the legislature, and he served his country as a Marine. His loss will be great, but his legacy of service will continue for many generations. Janet and I are praying for the Wilson family during their time of grief.”

08 Nov
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Statement on Thousand Oaks Shooting

DNC on Thousand Oaks Shooting

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the recent shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California:

“This is not normal. This was not inevitable. Again our hearts are broken by tragedy. Again, we mourn as a nation for the victims and their families. And again we are grateful to the first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. But as we seek to offer what comfort we can to those affected with our thoughts and prayers, we must believe that there is more we can do. We can act. We can call upon our elected leaders to work together to end the bloodshed and prevent anything like this from happening – again and again and again.

“Every American should be able to live their entire life free from the fear of experiencing a massacre like this. But early reports have indicated that among the patrons at the Borderline Bar last night were survivors of last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Enough is enough. It’s time to end this madness.”

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