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Update from Sen Julia Kirt

August 8th, 2021|

Dear Friend, As we continue to work through the difficulties presented by COVID-19, I hope you are continuing to stay safe and diligent in helping stop the spread. I am encouraged by how strong we have started our vaccination distribution, and I know with hard work and determination we can get Oklahoma on the right

Statement from Senator Carri Hicks

February 23rd, 2021|

Statement from Senator Carri Hicks on Senate confirming Trent Smith to the Oklahoma State Board of Education OKLAHOMA CITY – Senator Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement after Monday’s vote by the Oklahoma Senate to confirm Trent Smith to the Oklahoma State Board of Education. “The governor’s nominee for the State Board of

ODP Veterans Committee Elects New Officers

February 16th, 2021|

The Oklahoma Democratic Party Veterans Committee elected a new slate of officers in an on-line meeting on 13 February. The new Executive Committee, elected for two-year terms, contains veterans of four services and spans eras of conflict from Vietnam to Iraq. Tapped for the top offices were President Calvin Rees of Oklahoma City, Vice President

DEMOCRATIC TALKING POINTS

January 31st, 2021|

OKLAHOMA Stitt ordered $2M worth of hydroxychloroquine pills • Stitt claims that he was trying to be proactive and help Oklahomans when he ordered $2M worth of the debunked hydroxychloroquine pills to treat COVID-19. • Sitt missed the boat on really helping when he gave up on Oklahomans by NOT listening to the health experts.

Oklahoma City asks Supreme Court to Make Poverty a Crime

January 28th, 2021|

David Holt with his 2016 choice for President Marco Rubio A controversial Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance thrown out by a Denver court would have “withstood constitutional scrutiny” in other parts of the country, attorneys for the city said Wednesday in a plea to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys for the city asked the

A Trump lawyer has finally been held accountable. She shouldn’t be the last.

January 25th, 2021|

Opinion by Jennifer Rubin Columnist Jan. 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST We now have perhaps the first noteworthy instance in which a lawyer has faced consequences for egregious conduct in service to President Trump. The Post reports: “Republican lawyer Cleta Mitchell, who advised President Trump during his Saturday phone call with Georgia’s secretary of

Bar Complaint Against Cleta Deatherage Mitchell

January 23rd, 2021|

Cleta with Donald Trump Oklahoma Bar Association Office of the General Counsel 1901 North Lincoln Blvd. PO Box55036 Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2036 Re. Bar Complaint Against Cleta Deatherage Mitchell ("Mitchell") - OBA No. 2255 Ladies & Gentlemen: The above-noted counsel licensed in Oklahoma file this bar complaint consistent with their duties under Okla.

Sen. Young files bill modifying notary requirement

January 21st, 2021|

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, has filed Senate Bill 480, which would modify the state’s requirement to become a public notary. Under the measure, a felony conviction would not be grounds for disqualifying a person or removing a person as a notary unless the conviction was for a felony crime that

Oklahoma Dem Chair Elected to National Post

January 21st, 2021|

Alicia Andrews OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 21, 2021 – Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party was today elected as Chair of the Midwest Region of the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC.) This national position will heighten awareness of the Democratic Party’s work in Oklahoma, according to Party officials. “I am honored

Senate Democrats Announce Leadership Team

January 5th, 2021|

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today the Senate Democratic Caucus announced their leadership team for the 58th Legislature. Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, was unanimously elected to serve another term as Senate Democratic Leader. She has served as Senate Democratic Leader since 2018. Sen. Floyd was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2014 and reelected in 2018.

Young files measure to reinstate the earned income tax credit

January 5th, 2021|

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, filed a measure Sunday aimed to reinstate the refundability of the state earned income tax credit (EITC), which serves as an essential tax benefit for working families across Oklahoma. Senate Bill 220 would restore the refundability of the state EITC to 5 percent, meaning if the amount

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