NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
October 28, 2019
CD2 Committee Committee Volunteers Needed
We're putting together the 2019-2021 CD2 committees. These committees will help us as we head into the 2020 election season.
Our committees (and their general responsibilities) will be:
• Training and Resources Committee
Responsibilities will include providing requested resources and setting up a variety of training opportunities for the 26 counties of CD2.
• Communications and Outreach Committee
Responsibilities vary but will include a variety of "public relations" activities throughout CD2.
• Events and Fundraising Committee
Responsibilities will include working with the 26 counties of CD2 to schedule/coordinate a variety of events and fundraising opportunities.
• Candidate Recruitment Committee
Responsibilities will include working to find electable Democratic candidates for local, state and federal tickets in CD2, and connecting those candidates with resources they need to succeed.
• Youth Development Committee
Responsibilities will include developing youth outreach efforts throughout CD2.
Now, we need Democratic volunteers from across the Second Congressional District who'd love to jump in and help guide us into 2020! Whether that's you or someone in your county, please let us know! Send me your name, contact information, home county and requested committee(s) by emailing email@example.com.
We'd like committees to begin meeting in November.
We're anxious to get started, so reach out soon!
Second Congressional District Democrats of Oklahoma
(L-R) Deb Proctor, CCFDW President Connie Parnell, Delegate Dawnya Hostetler.
October 27, 2019
Great attendance & support for the 2nd annual Help In Crisis Masquerade Ball. We are so very grateful for the founders, board members, staff, and community who have helped/supported 6,000 persons to break the cycle of violence since HIC opened in 1980
October 26, 2019
Please join us for Cherokee County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting with guest speaker Danyell Lanier, who has announced her candidacy for U.S. Congressional District 2. She is a Native Oklahoman who honorably served our Country in the Navy and now wishes to serve the good citizens of Oklahoma’s second district in Congress.
Please join us for our Monthly Meeting of Cherokee County Federation Democratic Women. Our guest speaker is Jason Chennault, Cherokee County Undersheriff who is being sworn in November 1, as Cherokee County Sheriff.
Oct 24, 2019
More than 313,000 signatures to put Medicaid expansion on the 2020 ballot were delivered to the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s Office. This was the largest signature mandate for any state question in Oklahoma history. If approved, more than 200,000 Oklahomans will receive lifesaving health care. The campaign is supported by a group that includes doctors, nurses and patients. They needed more than 178,000 signatures. If they got enough verified signatures, Medicaid expansion should appear on your ballot.
Congressman Elijah Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019)
October 17, 2019
DNC on the Passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings:
“America has lost a hero, and I have lost a dear friend. Elijah Cummings was the conscience of Congress. His North Star was helping people, especially those in the shadows. And his legacy runs deep – from the neighborhoods of Baltimore to the halls of the House.
“Congressman Cummings taught me so much over the years, and I feel deeply honored to have worked with him on so many issues that mattered to Maryland families. My heart is broken today, but I will continue fighting day and night to carry on his legacy of service. I’m keeping his family and Maryland in my prayers.”
(L - R) DNC Committeewoman Kalyn Free, Sheriff Norman Fisher, Deb Proctor.
Oct 11, 2019
Last night was another successful Cherokee County Federation Democratic Women Fall Roundup/Cherokee County Democrats. We enjoyed fellowship, fun, food, and fundraising. We have so much gratitude to all who organized, attended, sponsored, decorated, honored Dr. Isabel Baker and to MC Commissioner Mike Brown & Featured speaker Representative Matt Meredith.
(L-R) Cherokee County Young Democrats President, Ahyoka Youngdeer; Young Democrats of America President, Joshua Harris-Till and Young Democrats of Oklahoma President, Sache Primeaux-Shaw.
OCT 4, 2019
Young Democrats of America President, Joshua Harris-Till and Young Democrats of Oklahoma President, Sache Primeaux-Shaw, spoke at the monthly Cherokee County Federation of Democratic Women luncheon. Thanks to both for making the trip from Oklahoma City to let us know what you've been up to and your future plans.
OCT 1, 2019
Tonight at the Tahlequah Municipal Armor Building we will have our monthly Democratic Meeting for the Cherokee County Democrats! Our guest speaker tonight will be U.S. Senate 2020 Candidate for Oklahoma, Dylan Billings.
September 21, 2019
National Voter Registration Day is September 24 and the Oklahoma State Election Board is supporting the effort by encouraging citizens across the state to register to vote. State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax reminds Oklahomans that every individual plays a role in promoting the effort.
“It’s our civic duty to vote and registering is the first step. National Voter Registration Day is a great reminder that we all have a responsibility to register to vote in our representative democracy. If you’re already registered to vote, now is the perfect time to verify your registration information or confirm your polling place,” Ziriax said.
Voter Registration Applications are available at your County Election Board or can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at: elections.ok.gov.
To register to vote in Oklahoma:
You must be 18 years old on or before an election in which you are eligible to vote.
You must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma.
You must affirm that you have not been convicted of a felony or if you have been convicted, you have fully served your sentence of court-mandated calendar days, including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court.
You must affirm that you are not under judgment as an incapacitated person.
The State Election Board says current voters are encouraged to take a minute on National Voter Registration Day to ensure their information is up-to-date using the Online Voter Tool at elections.ok.gov. Changes can be made online provided you have not moved to a new county. If you have moved to a new county, you will need to complete a new Voter Registration Application.
“While applications can be accepted at any time, National Voter Registration Day is a great time to make sure you are ready for the next election,” Ziriax said.
Voter registration events are being held around the country throughout the month of September. For a list of locations hosting voter registration drives or other voter events in Oklahoma, visit us at elections.ok.gov.
National Voter Registration Day was first celebrated in 2012 and is held the fourth Tuesday each September.
For more information contact Misha Mohr, Public Information Officer, Oklahoma State Election Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (405) 522-6624.
(L-R) Delegate Yolette Ross, Events Co-Chair Beth Cohenour.
September 17, 2019
Committee Work/Team Work. PDCA- Planning, Doing, Checking, Action. Also tonight we honored our CCDP/CCFDW pillar Dr. Isabel Baker in photos, recognition and with planned Candidate Contributions in her memory, #Democrats2020. Our gratitude to all in attendance and for those unable, you were missed.
(L-R) CD2 Chair Jason Nichols, Delegate Jeremy Scott
September 12, 2019
Two of our Democrats attended a great event in McIntosh County tonight, CD2 Chair Jason Nichols and Delegate Jeremy Scott. Jason spoke as did ODP State Chair Alicia Andrews. Also in attendance were McIntosh County Sheriff Ledbetter, Checotah Mayor Tarkington, Checotah City Councilor Key, McIntosh County Chair Hays and Okmulgee County Chair Taton. We love our brothers and sisters in good ol' McIntosh County!
September 3, 2019
ODP Statement on Dr. Isabel Baker’s Passing
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is saddened by the passing of Dr. Isabel Keith Baker, a distinguished scholar, and advocate for education. She served nearly 20 years as a teacher in the Oklahoma public school system and went on to teach at Morehead State University, Oklahoma State University, and Northeastern University where she retired as Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Baker’s achievements and numerous recognitions include Oklahoma Woman’s Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Mother of the Year, OSU’s College of Education Hall of Fame, NSU’s President’s Award for Community Service, Health & Aviation Hall of Fame, NSU Centurion, and the 2019 Carl Albert Award from the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
Dr. Baker touched many lives, and her passing is a great loss to the community. Our condolences go out to Dr. Baker’s son Bill John Baker, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and to the Baker family.