Party Convention is over for another term.
State Democratic Convention was held in Tulsa, you can read all the details here: Oklahoma State Democratic Convention
The officer slate for the new term is as follows:
Chair: Alicia Andrews (incumbent)
Vice-Chair: Cory Williams*
Secretary: Nana Dankwa (incumbent)
Treasurer: Rachel Hunsucker (incumbent)
AA Position 1: Rachel Morse (she/her)
AA Position 2: Matthew Lucas (he/him)
AA Position 3: Joshua Harris-Till (he/him)
AA Position 4: Amber Jensen (they/she)
We voted to change the animal symbol next to democratic candidates on ballots from the rooster to a donkey. We voted to allow unaffiliated voters (independents) to vote in democratic primaries for the next two years. You’ll find the constitution & bylaw changes & the adopted resolutions at this link: https://linktr.ee/okdems?utm_source=qr_code The Constitution & Bylaws changes were all accepted.
CD4 had 61 delegates in attendance & 31 proxies. Officially, we had 416 delegates credentialed at the beginning of the convention & after checking in the late people, we had 433 delegates and several federation delegates & elected public officials.
Calling all Dem Veterans!
Hey, Veterans! Did you know that OK Dems has a Veterans Committee that is fighting to advance and protect our common interests by electing vet-friendly Democrats to office?Check it out, both on the Web and on Facebook. On the Web: OK Dem Veterans Website and on Facebook: OK Dems Veterans Facebook Page
As an officially recognized federation within the Oklahoma Democratic Party, the ODPVC is focused on the election of Democratic candidates in all local, state, and national offices serving the Oklahoma community. They pay special attention to our veterans and people who support our veterans and active-duty military. Please visit their website and/or Facebook page and consider joining or renewing your membership. (Its just $10 bucks!) You can contact Mike Coucke: firstname.lastname@example.org / 580-291-8392 (voice or text) to obtain a membership application form or from ODPVC: email@example.com / 405-496-5621
PO Box 54804, Oklahoma City, OK 73154
Trying to Get to a New Normal
Vaccines and boosters are still available at most pharmacies across the state as well as Urgent Care Clinics and all doctor offices that meet the storage requirements. Just remember, getting vaxxed and boosted is your ticket to a new normal. Get them now while they are still being paid for with your tax dollars. When the pandemic emergency declaration ends in May the bill will have to be picked up by health insurance. We still have a massive problem with the triple threat of RSV, Influenza and Covid going on, so add in a Flu shot while you get your updated Covid vaccine/booster.
There are still lots of places to go for good information on all the current health threats out there. OK State Dept of Health has the latest SITREP on what’s happening. OK Gov Department of Health
They’re at OK Gov Department of Health on Facebook, too!
For the best and up to date info for your particular county, please check with your local County Department of Health. Most have Facebook pages and many have their own websites.
Track how the country is faring compared to the rest of the world: Global Coronavirus Maps
****** Note to Party Members******
The majority of Precincts are still without Precinct Chairs at this time. Anyone interested in becoming the chair of their precinct should contact Gary Edmondson. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get involved in our Great Democracy at the local level to stand up and raise your hand. Take heart, if Georgia can turn Blue, so can Oklahoma, but we need you to help us make it happen.
Don’t wait. Plan your vote in the 2024 General Election.
Yes, the Midterms are over, once and for all, but you can bet the voter suppression tactics are going to be creative and widespread come the next Presidential General Election in 2024. The Retrumplicans are desperate to win back the Senate even more than they were this last time around and Trumpty Dumpty thinks he’s going to be heading back into the White House. Be ready to go to work. Head on over to Make a Plan! to ensure your voice is heard. Included are all the links that will help you get you to the polls.
OK Voting Made Easy:
The Oklahoma Voter Portal (OVP) provides a “one-stop-shop” for your most requested voting needs. With a name AND date of birth (DOB), voters can:
- Verify Voter Registration Information
- View Voting Districts
- Find Polling Place Information
- View a Sample Ballot
- Check the Status of Absentee Ballots
- Respond to an Address Confirmation Notice – What is this?
By entering your name, date of birth (DOB), Oklahoma driver license number OR state ID number, AND the last four digits of your Social Security number, you can access additional features such as:
- Request absentee Ballots (includes Uniformed Services and Overseas Citizens)
- Change Political Affiliation
- Change a Residence Address or Mailing Address (Residence change must be within the county where you are currently registered.)
Due to the magic of advanced communication technology, one easy phone number allows you to reach your Senator or your Representative in the U.S. Congress. Use the number well and use it often! The number is 202-224-3121.
Stephens County Democrats News
Now that we don’t have a full-on pandemic raging, the Stephens County Democratic Party meets at 7:00 p.m, every second Thursday of the month in Room 112, at the Red River Vo-Tech, Jerry B. Morris building, western-most building on the Duncan campus, 3300 W Bois D’Arc Ave, Duncan, OK. Come and see democracy in action. Bring your teens to learn how Democracy is supposed to work. Join the discussion and learn about what we do. You can come join the discussion and check for important announcements on our Facebook page as well as reading up on a constant stream of postings about the strange and alarming activities of our Republican minority rulers. However, postings have been a bits slower since Biden took office. Seems there’s a definite lack of sleezeballs and crooks in his administration. Things will surely pick up now that McCarthy has taken the House gavel and we bear witness to a slow-motion dumpster fire.
Comanche County Democrats News
Our Comanche County neighbors meet every third Monday in Lawton. Visit http://comanchecountydemocrats.org for info on their recent and upcoming events. This event will be held at the Great Plains Area Technology Center, 4500 NW Lee Blvd. in Lawton, Ok. 6PM to 8 PM.
WUFA, Women United for Action
For those not familiar with WUFA, it is a Lawton-based non-partisan group of concerned women who have banded together to pursue effective activism in opposition to the current Presidential and Congressional agendas. They organize activities to directly confront our elected officials through marches and protests as well as organized phone, email, and postcard campaigns and regular Zoom get-togethers. Its one more way to take action and be involved in the coming war for the soul of Democracy. Please contact marlenej <@> sbcglobal <dot> net to sign up for newsletters and calls to action.
We want to know what is on your mind! Please share concerns and joys with us as we work at staying attentive and not giving into the urge to turn off everything and zone out. WE CANNOT DO THAT!
What are your questions?
Yes, there are Democrats in Stephens County, we are here and trying our darndest to get through to the citizens of Oklahoma that they do not have to settle for the second rate government they get from Republicans.
Cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.