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27 Jun
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Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

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DNC Chair on the Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement:

“If there was ever any question whether the November elections would be the most important of our lifetime, Justice Kennedy’s retirement should remove all doubt. Democrats and Republicans should reject any nominee who won’t uphold our constitution and our basic human rights, and who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. We must make our voices heard at the ballot box for the millions of American families who are counting on us.

“So if you believe immigrant families belong together, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe in a woman’s right to choose and a worker’s right to bargain, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe health care is a right for all, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe a Muslim ban is fundamentally un-American, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe in full equality for LGBTQ people in all areas of our society, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe Dreamers should be able to stay and contribute to the only country they call home, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe climate change is an urgent threat to our economy, our environment, and our children’s future, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe our leaders should put people before corporations, vote for Democrats in November.

“If you believe we should make it easier for people to vote, not harder, vote for Democrats in November.

“Elections have consequences. The last Supreme Court vacancy was brazenly stolen by shameless Republican leaders with no respect for American democracy. We cannot let that happen again. In November, you won’t just be deciding the next Congress, you will be deciding the direction America goes in for the next half-century. If the last year and a half has made you angry, organize for Democrats, vote for Democrats, and elect Democrats up and down the ballot – from the school board to the Senate.”

27 Jun
0

RELEASE: Congratulations Democrats

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For Immediate Release
June 27, 2018

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

Congratulations Democrats

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party congratulates last night’s Democratic Primary nominee winners. When Democrats work together, we win together.

“This year is special. Oklahoma voters are paying attention, and they are ready for change,” states ODP Chair, Anna Langthorn.

It’s not only Democrats that are ready for change. According to polling, 65% percent of voters are also tired of the Republican-controlled legislature and want lawmakers in seats who are committed to addressing issues that directly impact working Oklahomans like our budget crisis, public education and supporting our teachers.

Anna goes on to say, “Voters are fed up with the failed GOP leadership demonstrated by the high voter turnout, the record number of Democratic candidate filings in April and the loss of many Republican incumbent races in last night’s primary.”

Democrats are committed to working hard and will be out in force meeting voters in their districts leading up to the November 6th election. We have momentum, and we will continue to energize voters to turn out on election day.

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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.

26 Jun
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DNC on Supreme Court Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban

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DNC on Supreme Court Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban:

“Discrimination is not a national security strategy, and prejudice is not patriotism. Let’s call this ban for what it is: an outright attack on the Muslim community that violates our nation’s commitment to liberty and justice for all. But this ban does more than just violate our values – it also makes us less safe and threatens our place as a beacon of freedom for the world.

“Of course, this is part of a larger assault by President Trump and congressional Republicans on our nation’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all people — no matter who they are, where they come from, who they love, or how they pray. From the Muslim ban to the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, Donald Trump has made tearing families apart a hallmark of his administration and the Republican Party.

“As a nation, our diversity is our greatest strength. We cannot allow this administration’s prejudice to shut the doors of progress. And Democrats will continue to fight back every step of the way.”

21 Jun
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Trump’s Proposal To Dismantle Departments of Labor and Education

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DNC Chair on Trump’s Proposal To Dismantle Departments of Labor and Education

DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Trump’s proposal to reorganize the federal government:

“Dismantling the Department of Labor is not only an attack on the thousands of dedicated employees who work day and night to level the playing field for everyone in this country, but would leave our workers in limbo. The Department of Labor provides critical services to protect working conditions, help retirees, and ensure that every worker is paid a fair wage for their hard work.

“Furthermore, Trump’s idea to move the federal food stamp program under the renamed Department of Health and Human Welfare opens the door for him to fulfill a longtime Republican goal of gutting​ social safety programs Americans rely on, including SNAP and Medicaid benefits.​​​

“This move hurts the children, workers and families ​– ​those who need our help the most. Instead, Trump is attempting to play political games with our education and our workforce in order to please his base. This is unacceptable,​ and Democrats will continue to fight to ensure that the government is there to work for the American ​people and help ​provide them with the resources they need to succeed.”

20 Jun
0

RELEASE: Separating Children from Parents an Inhumane Republican Policy

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For Immediate Release
June 20, 2018

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

Separating Children from Parents an Inhumane Republican Policy

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on the inhumane White House Zero Tolerance Immigration policy:

The ODP is horrified that Republican leaders continue to implement a cruel zero tolerance policy to advance their own political agenda, using families as political pawns. Ripping children away from their parents is not a solution to immigration reform.

“This is unacceptable,” said Anna Langthorn, ODP Chair, “Completely unacceptable that the GOP controlled administration has carried out a cruel and inhumane policy separating children from their parents who are seeking asylum in our country!”

Democrats know that children belong with their parents, not locked in cages like animals. We’re doing everything in our power to stop this cruel and traumatic administration policy and holding the Trump administration directly accountable for creating a border crisis. Democrats will continue to fight for sensible, comprehensive immigration reform.

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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.

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