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Elect precinct & county officers

posted Jan 28, 2015, 4:52 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 4:54 PM ]

Politics is a team sport. One or two people can’t do it alone. The Canadian County Democrats need you. Have you thought about serving as a precinct (neighborhood) officer? The minimum commitment is just a few hours. Or maybe county chair, vice chair or secretary of the county party? Here’s where you can really make a difference. Please call 354-3189 (nights, weekends) to discuss.

In March, we will NOT meet on the 2nd Monday, our regular monthly meeting day, because all of the Democratic Precinct Meetings are scheduled on Thursday, 03/12/15. We will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Valley Tech Center. See the schedule below. This is an important meeting, so please plan to join us!

2015 CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Thur., 03/12/15 7-8:30 p.m. Precinct Officer Elections Canadian Valley Tech Center, Room 133 North & South, 6505 E. Hwy. 66 El Reno.

Sat., 04/11/15 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Canadian County Convention Canadian Valley Tech Center, Room 133 North & South, 6505 E. Hwy. 66 El Reno.

Sat., 05/09/15 3rd & 4th District Convention Information will be announced

Sat/, 05/23/15 State Convention Information will be announced

Democrats to elect precinct, county, district and state leaders in spring 2015

posted Dec 26, 2014, 11:06 PM by Jody Harlan

The Oklahoma Democratic Party will elect leaders at all levels in spring 2015 -- precinct, county, congressional district and state. Please ask yourself: How can I strengthen the party and help elect Democrats? We have scheduled two events in Canadian County:

Precinct Meetings - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. , Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6506 E. Highway 66, El Reno, Room 133 North & South

Canadian County Convention - Saturday, April, 11, 2015, 10-12 p.m. , Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6506 E. Highway 66, El Reno, Room 133 North & South

Democratic leaders at the district and state levels will provide more information about two more events.

Congressional District 3 & 4 Conventions - Saturday, May 9, 2015, Location to be announced

State Convention - Saturday, May 23, 2015, Location to be announced

Please plan to support your Democratic Party at these election events.

Join us for Holiday Party Dec. 13 - No 2nd Monday meeting in December

posted Nov 30, 2014, 7:20 PM by Jody Harlan

Please join the Canadian County Democrats’ for a drop in Holiday Party from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Tim & Jody’s house, 426 Poplar Avenue and 5th Street in  Yukon. Map: http://mapq.st/1uZCdvG. We will provide pop and other beverages. Thanks for bringing snacks to share. Please contact Shirley Burton at sbrtn19@aol.com if you would like to donate a silent auction item. Proceeds go to our scholarship program.

Important: We will NOT have a regular meeting in December (as usual), but please plan to join us from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Yukon Police Dept., 100 S. Ranchwood Blvd (next to the skating rink). Our speaker on Monday, Jan. 12, will be Jacquelyn Walsh, legislative assist to Rep. Scott Inman. She will focus on tracking legislation and influencing our legislators during the session.

OK Democratic Party Executive Director to recap election results for Canadian County Democrats Nov 10

posted Nov 10, 2014, 9:30 PM by Jody Harlan

YUKON, Okla. -- Oklahoma Democratic Party Executive Director Trav Robertson, Jr., will speak to the Canadian County Democrats at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 10, at the Yukon Police Department located at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard, just south of Route 66 in Yukon.

Robertson will focus on the results of the recent election and discuss plans for the future.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis for the free event.

Prior to his position in Oklahoma, Robertson has been a successful campaign manager and advisor since 1997, most recently with the Sheheen for Governor campaign in Camden, South Carolina.

He directed 30 staff as state director for the Obama campaign and served as deputy state treasurer, both in Columbia, South Carolina.

Robertson’s campaign management efforts earned nearly 65 percent of the vote in the Spratt for Congress campaign in a district carried by George Bush.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in philosophy from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except Dec.) at the Yukon Police Department.

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Who can we vote for Nov. 4?

posted Oct 25, 2014, 7:36 PM by Jody Harlan

Please vote for the following Democratic candidates for office on Nov. 4. Then ask five (of your friends) to ask five (of their friends) to vote for Democrats too. Mid-term elections are generally low turnout. Getting our voters to the polls gives Democratic candidates an edge.

1 Justin Atkinson, County Commissioner #1
2 Sarah Baker, State House District 43 (Yukon)
3 Michael Brooks-Jimenez, State Senate District 44 (Mustang area)...
4 Dr. John Cox, State Superintendent
5 Cathy Cummings,  Lt. Governor
6 Joe Dorman, Governor
7 Connie Johnson, US Senate
8 Frankie Robbins, US Congress #3
9 Matt Silverstein, US Senate
10 Mike Workman, Labor Commissioner

What are my federal and state Senate and House districts? http://www.capitolconnect.com/oklahoma/default.aspx
Where is my polling place? https://services.okelections.us/voterSearch.aspx
How can I vote early or by mail? http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/index.html

Questions? Email hwinc@cox.net.

Next CC Dems' meeting October 13, Speaker Michael Brooks-Jiménez

posted Oct 7, 2014, 8:46 PM by Jody Harlan

Michael Brooks-Jiménez, candidate for Senate District 44, will be the featured speaker at the Canadian County Democrats’ meeting on Monday, October 13.  Senate District 44 includes an area in the eastern part of the county near Oklahoma City and Mustang. Democrats are encouraged to attend from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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50 Canadian County Dems welcome Senator Connie Johnson

posted Oct 7, 2014, 8:43 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 2:45 PM by Serena Blaiz ]

Senator Connie Johnson, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, filled the Canadian County Democrats meeting room with enthusiastic supporters Monday night. Virginia and Julie Sims, and Jerri Edwards brought punch and snacks. We celebrated Senator Johnson's win with 58% of the vote in the primary runoff election August 26. If you missed Senator Johnson this time, we hope to bring her back to El Reno in October. More details soon.

Meet Senator Connie Johnson at CC Dems Sept 8 meeting

posted Aug 31, 2014, 10:30 PM by Jody Harlan

U.S. Senate candidate Connie Johnson's campaign slogan is "An Experienced Leader in Oklahoma. A New Voice in Washington." Senator Johnson, who served as a state senator in Oklahoma City’s District 48 for nine years, defeated her opponent with 58 percent of the vote in the primary runoff election on August 26. Canadian County Democrats and friends will have a rare opportunity to meet Senator Johnson  at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 08, at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.

“As the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, I will fight to bring common sense and strong Oklahoma values to Washington,” Senator Johnson said. “I’ll fight to expand job opportunities for our state and nation, strengthen our public schools, and reform our criminal justice system. Senator Johnson believes “hardworking Oklahomans deserve a government that works for them, not one that favors special interests over theirs.

For more information about Senator Johnson, visit http://www.cj4ok.com/ .

Rain cancels Western Days Sept. 6; Join us for Czech Fest Oct 4

posted Aug 11, 2014, 11:48 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Sep 6, 2014, 12:53 PM ]

Coming soon: TWO fun events! We need a big crowd to support Democratic candidates in TWO parades and at TWO exhibit booths on Sept 6 and Oct 4. Please bring your family, friends, signs, candy donations, comfortable shoes and a cushion to sit on if you want to ride the float. Kids and grandkids are great – but please be there to supervise for safety reasons. We need volunteers to set up and take down our booth and help the public vote for top issues with our popular Bean Counter. We need YOU!

Please contact Jody at 405-326-3600 or hwinc@cox.net

1) Mustang’s Western Days – Sat., Sept. 6. - Sorry, but we will NOT participate in Mustang's Western Days due to a stead y rain expected to last until afternoon.

Float - Volunteers needed to walk and ride. Parade line-up by 9:30 a.m. at Hwy 152 between Czech Hall and Hwy 92. Map: http://tinyurl.com/6okhvk . See Chamber of Commerce info at http://mustangchamber.publishpath.com/western-days .

Booth – We need volunteers needed to set up at 9 a.m. and work 2-3 hours shifts until 5 p.m. It will be located at 1201 N. Mustang Road. Map: http://mapq.st/1B7QAVM . Help promote Democratic candidates for office, help visitors vote for top issues with the Bean Counter, get signatures on the tornado shelter in public schools petition and register voters.

2) Yukon’s Czech Festival – Sat., Oct. 4.

Float – Walkers and float riders line up at 9:30 a.m. on Barth Brooks Blvd. (south of Main Street/Route 66). Parade starts at 10 a.m. Map: http://tinyurl.com/5f88vj . Directions; Take the Garth Brooks exit from I-40. Go north. Park at the middle school on Garth Brooks and walk north to the float. Important: We need volunteers to drive walkers back to their cars after the parade.

Booth – Volunteers needed to set up the booth at 7:45 a.m. and work 2-3 hours shifts until 3 p.m. The booth will be located around 4th and Main (near Yukon National Bank). Map: http://mapq.st/U3YgQo . Help promote Democratic candidates for office, help visitors vote for top issues with the Bean Counter, get signatures on the tornado shelter in public schools petition and register voters.

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Democratic candidate to speak August 11

posted Jul 31, 2014, 11:08 PM by Jody Harlan

House District 43 candidate Sarah Baker will take a break from knocking doors to speak to the Canadian County Democrats on Monday, August 11. The public is invited to attend the meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard in Yukon. Take this opportunity to talk with Sarah about issues that are important to you.

Baker 's candidacy is based on the idea that Oklahomans care more about good government and quality leadership that listens and cares about their concerns than party affiliation and politics as usual.

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