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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.

Canadian County Democrats to Distribute Free School Supplies Aug 9 in El Reno

posted Jul 28, 2014, 9:58 PM by Jody Harlan

Volunteers from the Canadian County Democrats will distribute free school supplies from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 9, at the Lord’s Harvest food bank, 1020 Sunset Drive, El Reno. Supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers will also register voters from all political parties and accept signatures for Take Shelter Oklahoma petition for storm shelters in public schools.

Family Literacy Educator to talk to CC Dems July 14

posted Jul 2, 2014, 11:11 PM by Jody Harlan

Oklahoma Family Literacy Program educator Liz Parker will speak to the Canadian County Democrats at their monthly meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14. Democrats are welcome to attend the meeting in the conference room at the Yukon Police Department, located at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard (next to the skating rink).

Parker has taught for 15 years in Oklahoma Family Literacy Program in Oklahoma City Public Schools. She works with Hispanic mothers and their pre-school children help the mothers learn English and develop parenting skills critical to their children’s success in school.

For more information,phone 405-354-3189.

 

Dems invited June 13 to 9th BS & Beans Supper & Candidate Forum

posted Jun 1, 2014, 9:46 PM by Jody Harlan

Meet 12 Democratic candidates for office at the Canadian County Democrats’ BS and Beans Supper, Silent Auction and Candidate Forum. It’s Friday, June 13, 6:30-9 p.m., at Redlands Community College, 1300 S. Country Club Road, in El Reno. Of course, the fabulous Bean Supper Band will perform.

Say YES now and support these fine candidates (including all Democrats for State Schools Superintendent).

$35 per ticket    $45 at the door
Sponsorships Available
Gold $300 – 6 tickets + 1 page ad
Silver $200 – 4 tickets + ½ page ad
Bronze $100 – 2 tickets + ¼ page ad
 
Program Ads
8 ½” X 5 ½” - $75
4 ¼” X 5 ½” - $50
4 ¼” X 2 ¾” - $35 
 
More info: hwinc@cox.net or 405-354-3189 .

CC Dems to hear Vice Chair Mark Hammons June 09

posted Jun 1, 2014, 9:23 PM by Jody Harlan

Attorney Mark E. Hammons, Sr. from Yukon will speak from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 09, at the Canadian County Democrats’ monthly meeting. Hammons currently serves as vice chair of the Canadian County Democrats. He will focus on the current state Senate and House districts in Canadian County and the fight to contest redistricting in 2012 based on provisions in the state constitution.

The meeting will be held at the Yukon Police Department located at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard. Democrats and their guests are encouraged to attend. The presentation is free with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Democrats host May 27 meet & greet for HD 43 candidate Sarah Baker

posted May 25, 2014, 10:01 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated May 25, 2014, 10:03 PM ]

Drop by this Tuesday, May 27, for a Meet-and-Greet for Sarah Baker, our candidate for House District 43. It’s 6:00-7:30 p.m. at  426 Poplar Avenue & 5th, in Yukon. Snacks, wine and soft drinks will be served. Map: http://mapq.st/1ibn34X . Please contact Jody Harlan at hwinc@cox.net if you would like to sponsor at the $1,000, $500 or $250 level.

Sarah is an Oklahoma native, wife, mother and advocate for children and families. She worked for OK Farm Bureau’s Political Action Committee and has completed their prestigious candidate training school. She owns her own web and graphic design business. Sarah is a strong supporter of improving education and increased teacher pay and has served as a lobbyist for PTA.

A win for Sarah is a win for all of us because she is “Building a Better FUTURE for All Oklahomans."

Elect Sarah Baker House District 43
Online: www.BakerForHouse43.com
Email: Sarah@BakerForHouse43.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/BakerOKHouse43
Twitter: @BakerOKHouse43
YouTube: YouTube.com/BakerOKHouse43

Sarah believes: All students should have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and contribute to a strong economy.

Sarah believes: A strong economy is built not only from the top down, but form a growing middle class with ladders of opportunity for those who work hard to increase their income.

 Sarah believes: All Oklahomans should have equal rights and access to services, including programs for veterans and military families, job and work training programs, increased financial support for police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

Building a Better FUTURE for All Oklahomans

David Parker from Yukon wins Canadian County Dems' $500 scholarship

posted May 25, 2014, 9:57 PM by Jody Harlan

Congratulations! David Parker from Yukon was selected as the Canadian County Democrats Robert "Bob" Burton Scholarship winner for 2014. Parker, who is a graduate of Yukon High School, has been accepted by Oklahoma State University. He is a newly registered Democrat, who convinced his mother, Diane Kern Parker, to change her political party from Republican to Democrat.  The Canadian County Democrats will send a check for $500 to the OSU bursur for Parker's education expenses.

Apply now for Canadian County Dems' scholarship

posted Mar 16, 2014, 10:59 PM by Jody Harlan

Democratic students  are encouraged to apply now for the Robert "Bob" Burton scholarship sponsored by the Canadian County Democrats. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2014.  See the attached scholarship application for more information or contact Scholarship Committee Chair Shirley Burton at sbrtn19@aol.com or Scholarship Committee members Elma Holder and Tom Lucas.

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