June Monthly Meeting of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Bethany Public Library 

7941 NW 23rd Bethany, OK 73008 ROOM A

Oklahoma County Democratic Party

June Monthly Meeting Agenda

June 18, 2019

  • Pledge and Welcome

  • Minutes of May 21 Meeting

  • Finance Report

  • Secretary Report

  • Chair’s Report

  • State Convention Recap

  • Jim Potts Timeline Presentation

  • New Business & Announcements

  • Oklahoma County Democrats Doing Great Things

  • Adjourn

Note: We will be using parliamentary procedures during our meetings to create efficiency and respect time of all participants. Reminders: Raise your hand to be recognized by the chair. All announcements limited to two minutes.

CONVENTION LOOK BACK (Notes from FB Live Event)
First of all, thanks to our outgoing officers, Anna Langthorn, Brian Jones, Tim O’connor, and Rachael Hunsucker for their two years of service to the Democrats of Oklahoma and for putting on a great convention. Also, a huge thank you to the VOLUNTEERS who served on the committees that worked to put together our constitution and bylaw changes, resolutions, rules, and credentials.
Congratulations to our newly elected officers:
Alicia Andrews, Chair
Dave Ratcliff, Vice-Chair
Tim O’Connor, re-elected as Secretary
Rachael Hunsucker, re-elected as Treasurer
Affirmative Action Members:
Ashely Nicole McCray
Margeurite McGuffin
Ali Canada
Victor Gorin
Constitution and bylaw changes were passed as proposed.
Resolutions, which are now our party’s platform, were passed with the addition of friendly amendments, grammar and punctuation to be polished by central committee.
On Friday, there were trainings held during the day.  Please share with your fellow democrats what you learned, if you were able to go.
Friday night and Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma County hosted a hospitality suite and silent auction in the hotel. Thanks to Larry and Vicki Toombs for putting that together and hosting. It was a successful auction earning the party over $2000.
Oklahoma County hosted four tables of folks for the Carl Albert Dinner on Friday night. The guest speaker was Deb Haaland, Representative from NM first district. It was exciting to be reminded that the resistance is alive and well in Washington DC. Our very own Kendra Horn introduced Representative Haaland!

 

Oklahoma County Delegation to ODP State Convention Updates

State Convention Call (This document includes schedule, location, committees and reports, as well as proxy form. It should be received by each delegate from ODP, but here is the link, just in case.)

http://www.okdemocrats.org LINK to Oklahoma State Democratic Party Convention website with information

Proxy Form

Proposed Rules of Convention

Oklahoma County Delegate Information

  • Group Photo on Saturday morning—watch for location, we will gather after the first break of the morning.

  • Watch our Facebook Live “What to Expect at Convention” to be held Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 pm Prizes will be given during this FB Live event, so make plans to watch live!

  • Hospitality Suite in the Renaissance Hotel, Room (TBA) Silent auction, wine, spirits, and snacks.

    • Friday, June 7, 4:00 to 8:00

    • Saturday, June 8, 3:30 to 6:30

  • OCDP Vendor Table will be open on Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Before Saturday June 8, become familiar with the rules and voting procedures. (See below for full version of proposed rules) We will discuss this information on the FB Live event.

The Executive Committee of the OCDP will meet on Tuesday, May 28, 9:00 am. at Vintage Coffee at 5001 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Agenda items will include, but not be limited to:
  • Latino Federation Application
  • State Delegation & Presence at Convention
  • Fundraising Update
  • Audit Recommendation Discussion
  • OCDP County Meeting Review
  • Email service and newsletters

May 3, 2019

Black Lives Matter gathers in Edmond TONIGHT!

https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterokc/posts/2438475652831527?__tn__=K-R

From Black Lives Matter Facebook Event:

PSA: A protest rally honoring the Life of Isaiah Lewis, and calling for transparency and accountability from the Edmond PD, will be held tomorrow 5/3/2019 between 6pm and 8pm in Edmond Oklahoma. Organizers are finalizing plans and details will be released later today. We are calling for community support and your presence to show Solidarity and that Isaiah Lewis’s life Matters!! #JusticeforIsaiahLewis #blacklivesmatter #blmokc #stopkillingus #stoppolicebrutality #nojusticenopeace

UPDATED: the protest March will commence at the 200 block of North Boulevard in Edmond OK, near Boulevard Academy where Isaiah Lewis attended school, and would have been graduating from within 2 weeks. Please bring graduation items (announcements, balloons, caps, gowns, tassels, ect to create an memorial alter to honor him) The March will begin at 6:15 promptly. Those with mobility limitations or activity restrictions are welcome and encouraged to assemble in front of the Edmond PD located on the corner of First and N. Littler Ave. This is where we will assemble and call for transparency and justice for Isaiah Lewis from the Edmond PD. (There are several public parking lots in the area available for use, please note the Edmond Arts Festival will be happening during this time, so parking near certain areas may be limited)

Notes– It may be raining so plan accordingly. There is an event in downtown Edmond, so get there early enough to find parking and walk to teh 200 block of N. Boulevard before 6:15 when the march begins. Let’s hold up our community members tonight.

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April 30, 2019

If you were elected as a delegate at OCDP Convention, you are also a delegate to either CD4 or CD5. Plan to attend, we will have a great day with our fellow Democrats!

CD5 convention is this Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am at Seminole State College of Oklahoma, 2701 Boren Blvd, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868

CD 4 Convention is also this Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm atComanche County Fairgrounds: Prairie Room at 920 SW Sheridan Road Lawton, OK 73505

If you cannot attend, you must send a proxy with a Democrat of same Gender from your COUNTY. Please reach out if you need help with a proxy!

2019-PROXY-FORM
2.19.19   February Monthly Meeting

The February 2019 monthly meeting has been postponed due to inclement weather. We will post the rescheduled date ASAP. Please pass this around, we don’t want anyone taking risks trying to get to the meeting this evening.

 

5.2.17 | OCDP’s New Website is Live
The Oklahoma County Democratic Party now has a new website! We’ve made the migration to a new web platform. We appreciate your patience as we complete the cosmetic overhaul and get new content in place.