[OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, December 20, 2016] – This week the Oklahoma Democratic Party announced that LaRenda Morgan is the new Native American Liaison. As the Native American Liaison Morgan will communicate and coordinate outreach efforts with Oklahoma Tribes and the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

Morgan, a resident of Oklahoma City and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She is an Alumni member of Gamma Delta Pi Sorority at the University of Oklahoma and served as Cultural Affairs Chair for the American Indian Student Association while attending OU.

Morgan ran for House District 93 in 2016 and previously worked with Indian Health Services Oklahoma City Area Office, and the State of Oklahoma. She served as Executive Director for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and is a strong advocate for Social Welfare issues primarily on Indian Child Welfare/Foster Care. She also served as a consultant for families, individuals, and legal agencies regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Morgan said, “I am very humbled and honored to serve the Oklahoma Democratic Party as the Native American Liaison. I am also very happy to be representing all Tribes in Oklahoma as well. I look forward to building stronger relationships between the Native American community and the Oklahoma Democratic Party. I hope to encourage tribal members to become more active in the Party as well as their tribal government, as both are equally important for our future and the future of our children. Every voice and every vote counts! Thank you, Ha’hou!”

The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdlive.wpengine.com or by calling (405) 427-3366.