For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Woke, the New Republican Four Letter Word

OKLAHOMA CITY—APRIL 25, 2022 – It’s almost as if the Republicans are afraid of an aware electorate. There is a history to this approach going back decades to attack marginalized communities. Woke is the new word of the week to grab onto and use against anyone who wants to be more aware and informed as if this is a bad thing. Evidently, it is to Republicans. It is to their advantage for their constituents to not question them and just run with what they say. No fact-checking and no knowledge of history. Just believe what they say, and no questioning of motives.

“Make no mistake about it, this is a movement by Republicans to confuse people of the truth,” stated Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “Conservative voters are being targeted, exploited, and lied to, and Republicans know they are making stuff up, but they don’t care as long as it gets them votes at the peoples’ expense.

“Casting people as woke isn’t any different than when they attacked civil rights activists as ‘outside agitators.’ They want to discredit groups for political gain instead of dealing with the real issues faced by many oppressed communities. It’s easy for the Republicans to hide from directly dealing with complex issues and instead attack in this manner because many may not understand the different cultural wars at play. This is why everyone needs to become more aware, more informed, and capable of critical thinking independently,” Andrews said. “That’s what it means to be woke,” she concluded.


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