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Newsletter of  the Oklahoma County Democratic Party

January 1, 2020
A bit of belated gratitude
We want to thank Larry Toombs f0r his leaderhship and all of those who worked to make our Fall Fundraiser and Celebration a success! The cakes and desserts were amazing!
The games were engaging and well designed! Thanks to Jim Potts and Lynn Green!  
The food was delicious!  Thanks to Dan and Wanda Collier!
We raised more than $1,400 and had a wonderful evening! Special shout out to the Edmond Democratic Women who handled ALL of our auction and sales! 
The best part was the fellowship with all of you, our candidates, and elected officials!  

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Criminal Justice Reform Ballot Initiative Petition 
Yes on 805 is a petition to put on the ballot reforms regarding sentencing. The goal is to reduce our incarceration rate in Oklahoma. Signature collection began December 26.

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Independent Redistricting Ballot Initiative Petition 
People Not Politicians is a coalition of Oklahomans who want to restore power back where it belongs, with the people — not politicians. No more gerrymandering! 
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Presidential Primary Heating Up
While many of us are passionately campaigning and organizing for your candidate, we are still on the same team!
The goal is a Democrat in the White House in 2021!

Please send your campaign events so we can share on social media. These are not OCDP endorsements, but we can share information for any campaign! 
Each campaign is organizing in their own way which is exciting. We will come out of this healthy primary season with new skills, new experiences, and new contacts. 
This is how we get stronger as a county organization.

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Flexing our Grassroots Muscles
We are about to begin training in earnest. Look for information in the new year about a variety of grassroots trainings in Oklahoma County! 
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VAN Committee Is Active
Recently, we appointed a group of VAN users to assist the officers (okay, mainly Carol) in the work of accessing VAN for all 255 precincts in Oklahoma County. For more information, come to our November meeting! 
Thanks to the folks who volunteered to give their time to learn VAN (90% of our new VAN Committee is new to the Voter Access Network) and serve the party over the upcoming election cycle!

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We continue to organize and build our party so we can support the election of Democrats in 2020 and beyond! How can you help?
We are creating working committees for Education and Finance.
Click here to indicate your interest and get more information! 

MLK Day Parade 2020 
We are happy to announce that the OCDP will host a float in the Martin Luther King Day Parade.
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
We are looking for a big crew to join us in the parade and a few volunteers to help assemble the float! We are Blue and True and Loud and Proud! We are counting on you, our dedicated volunteers to walk in solidarity as we honor the legacy of Dr. King and remember his life and work!
We need at least 25 people to join us to either walk or ride the float.
Plan to join us in the parade. Use this link to sign up!

https://secure.ngpvan.com/JEaxA-ZtwkOXjrPlCTZ3aQ2


Join us to build the float for MLK day parade. 
Sunday, Jan 19 2019
2:00 to 3:30
DCCC HQ 5500 N. Western
All supplies and tools to be provided.
Sign up using this link–

https://secure.ngpvan.com/-SZLL6BuPU2_RY9bWbNLFg2
 
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Join SOKC Democratic Women for a special guest speaker from Moms Demand Action! . Monday, Oct 28, 6 pm!


Sign up to help with our Fall Celebration and Fundraiser! We cannot do it without Y-O-U!

Click here to sign up using our Sign Up Genius tool!

URGENT Reminder, August 29, 2019
If you took a SQ 803 Petition, to collect signatures at the last meeting, it must be turned in by
Noon today
Jason Lowe
228 Robert S. Kerr, Suite 630




Turn it in even if it's not full--EVERY signature counts!

Todayโ€™s the deadline to count them & turn them in to the Secretary of State.

Reach out to us if you need help dropping off petitions.

Thanks for your hard work on this important issue--

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A N N O U N C E M E N T from CD5– TWO VACANCIES! APPLICATIONS WELCOME!
If you have an interest in becoming Vice Chair of CD5
or
Affirmative Action, Male for CD5
Read the job requirements below. Application is in the documents.
Update– deadly is July 25 at 5 pm.
For more information, contact John Bilbury, Chair of CD5. cd5.chair@okdemocrats.org
5th CD Vacancy Announcement Affirmative Action Male
5th CD Vacancy Announcement vice chair

Well, another successful Pride is in the books! ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒˆ Thanks to a super hard working, dedicated team of volunteers, the OCDP educated visitors about the importance of voting, informed people about the upcoming primary and debates, and completed 117 voter registrations plus 2 absentee registrations. Woot woot!!!
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All the volunteers deserve props for their hard work, professionalism and perseverance despite the crippling heat. I literally did not hear any of them complain once – true pros!!! We seriously could not have done it without them, and we are so grateful ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒˆ.
Please note that unfortunately pictures werenโ€™t taken during the morning shift, so the volunteers who came early are not pictured here – my deepest apologies for the oversight ๐Ÿ˜ž
— Carol Chappell
Thank you to the volunteers who all worked so hard:
Andrea Waldron
Debbie Oliver
Donna Nevel
Gwen Shaw
Jami Murphy
Jonathan Curtis
Karen Steed
Linda Hibbs
Linda Kever
Lisa Lunsford
Ryan Starkweather
Susan Mendus
Sydney Tucker
Vicky McDowell
Will White
These fine volunteers helped to register 177 voters at OKC Pride 2019
Volunteers from Ok County Democrats enjoying the day at Pride 2019!
A much needed break from the fun at Pride!
Volunteers at Pride 2019 welcomed voters to register for elections in Oklahoma!