For Immediate Release
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
What is the Oklahoma Republican Party Hiding from the Public?
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, September 21, 2021 – When will the Republicans set the dates for the special legislative session and finalize the state map on redistricting? They have the staff, so that’s not the problem. What’s the real reason for delaying? These are just some of the questions posed by the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
“This is another example of our Republican-super-majority legislature stacking the deck to protect their jobs. Politicians picking their voters rather than the voters picking their representation,” commented Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “They don’t want challenges. The Governor, Pro Tem, and Speaker have the power and are showing us that they don’t intend to use it for the good of Oklahoma.
“The Census estimates were way off; 2/3 of all districts have to be redrawn. Republicans are creating an unnecessary delay. What’s with the ‘behind closed doors’ approach — what are they hiding from the public?” asked Andrews?
“There’s no transparency. There’s no accountability. What if someone wants to run against an incumbent? The Oklahoma Democratic Party demands the special session dates be released and maps published and for the Republicans to stop hiding behind
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.