For Immediate Release
October 17, 2019

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Our Country has Lost an Honorable Statesman

OKLAHOMA CITY – Our country has lost a true and honorable statesman who embodied integrity, dignity, and high morals. Congressman Elijah Cummings consistently represented our democratic values during times of unrest and injustice, no matter the circumstances. Cummings was a civil rights champion and advocate most of his life beginning at an early age of 11. He worked diligently to bring changes to Baltimore’s black-majority-district and brought awareness of civil rights issues to Washington D.C. in 1996 representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. His passing is an immense loss to our country and democracy, and he will be greatly missed.

The Oklahoma Democratic Party is heartbroken by the loss of such an effectual and towering American. Our sincerest condolences to the Cummings’ family.


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