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. He instead followed the Trumpian agenda of spreading misinformation and making wearing masks a political statement for his own career boost.
Lankford and Inhofe oppose Trump impeachment trial
• The outrageous claims Lankford, Inhofe, and the GOP are making about unity and an unconstitutional trial are just a continuation of their complacency and desire to protect an inconsequential seditious leader for personal gain.
• They don’t care about our democracy. They only care about themselves and playing their own political games.
SD22 Democratic Primary Special Election
Two Democratic candidates have filed to run for Senate District 22. A Democratic Primary Special Election will be held on February 9th to determine who will be the Democratic nominee to run in the general special election on April 6th.
Learn more about the candidates at —>> okdemocrats.org/sd22-special-election
Register or update voter registration at Vote.okdemocrats.org
Primary Democratic Special Election
Early Voting: February 4-5 (Thursday-Friday) 8AM-6PM
General Voting: February 9 (Tuesday) 7AM-7PM
General Special Election
Early Voting: April 1-2 (Thursday-Friday) 8AM-6PM
General Voting: April 6 (Tuesday) 7AM-7PM
Absentee ballot (Vote By Mail) request deadline:
Absentee ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the election.
2021 State Convention June 11-12
The 2021 State Convention will be held virtually via Zoom with opportunities to engage with guests and delegates.
Helpful Links: okdemocrats.org/2021Convention & okdemocrats.org/2021Packet
STATE ORGANIZATIONAL DATES
Precinct Meetings – March 11, 7 PM
County Conventions – April 3, 10 AM or 2 PM
District Conventions – May 1, 10 AM or 2 PM
State Convention – June 11-12, 10 AM
President Biden’s Executive Actions Strengthening Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
• After almost a decade of Republican attempts to strip health care from millions of Americans, President Biden will sign two executive actions that will begin to restore and strengthen Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care.
• The Biden-Harris administration will reopen enrollment to the Health Insurance Marketplace, take additional steps to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and protect women’s health.
o These actions demonstrate a strong commitment by the Biden-Harris administration to build on the Affordable Care Act, meet needs created by the pandemic, reduce health care costs, protect access to reproductive care, and make our health care system easier to navigate and more equitable.
• President Biden will also direct agencies to reexamine:
o Policies that undermine protections for people with preexisting conditions, including complications related to COVID-19.
o Demonstrations and waivers under Medicaid and the ACA that may reduce coverage or undermine the programs, including work requirements.
o Policies that undermine the Health Insurance Marketplace or other markets for health insurance.
o Policies that make it more difficult to enroll in Medicaid and ACA plans.
o Policies that reduce affordability of coverage or financial assistance.
• For President Biden, this is personal. He believes that every American has a right to the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have access to affordable, quality health care.
Congress Must Abide by their Oath To Protect Our Democracy and Work to Give Americans Relief
• This week, the House of Representatives’ impeachment managers delivered the article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection to the Senate.
o The Senate is expected to begin the impeachment trial on February 9.
• All senators have a duty to defend and protect our Constitution, and attacks on our democratic process do not disappear when a term ends.
o In his final days in office, Trump incited an insurrection in an attempt to overturn the will of the people.
• Democrats and Republicans came together in a bipartisan vote to hold Trump accountable and impeach him a second time.
o This was the most bipartisan impeachment of a president in history — with a record 10 members of Trump’s own party voting to impeach him.
o Trump is the only president in American history to be impeached twice.
• The Senate must deal with their constitutional responsibilities while also working on the urgent business of the nation, including national security confirmations, funding vaccine distribution, and getting relief to working families.
President Biden’s Executive Actions on Climate
• Yesterday, President Biden took executive action to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad while creating good-paying union jobs, building sustainable infrastructure, and delivering environmental justice. The actions included:
o Directing the federal government to conserve at least 30% of all federal land and water by 2030.
o Suspending new leases for natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters to the extent possible.
o Prioritizing environmental justice by establishing a government-wide Justice40 initiative with the goal of delivering 40 percent of the overall benefits of relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities.
o Making climate risks central to foreign policy and national security preparedness.
• President Biden is also taking executive action to restore scientific integrity and evidence-based policymaking across the federal government, and reestablishing the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
• With these executive actions, President Biden is launching a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to address the climate crisis and capture the economic opportunities that come from modernizing our infrastructure and committing to a clean energy future.
• President Biden has made fighting climate change a top priority for his administration. He rejoined the Paris Agreement on his first day in office, and now with these actions, he will restore scientific integrity in the federal government while also protecting our environment and creating jobs.
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