Time for Reflection, Thanks, and Moving Forward
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November 6, 2018 has come and gone and EDW members have a moment to take a breath. As the election process works now, the minute one election is done, campaigns for re-election begin. But, before that happens, it is time to share some gratitude. First, many thanks to ALL the individuals that stepped up and ran for office. This is such a grueling job and it takes so much time, energy and money. To those EDW … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Mark Myles for Attorney General
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Mark Myles for Attorney General. For more information about Mark or to volunteer to help with his campaign efforts, please visit his website at https://www.electmarkmyles.com/. From Mark’s website: “I am Mark Myles, and I am running for Attorney General to protect Oklahomans, to advocate for better, smarter policies, and to enforce the law and uphold the Oklahoma constitution on behalf of the people of this great state. Oklahomans need and deserve an Attorney General who is tough on crime … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Kendra Horn for Congressional District 5
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Kendra Horn for Congressional District 5. For more information about Kendra or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at http://www.kendrahornforcongress.com/. Kendra’s position on issues important to EDW from her website: EDUCATION Kendra will prioritize investing in our children by properly funding education, making college affordable, and expanding job training programs — giving every child the ability to compete in today’s economy. I will inform … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Kimberly Fobbs for Insurance Commissioner
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Kimberly Fobbs for Insurance Commissioner. For more information about Kimberly or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at https://www.kimberlyfobbs.com/. From Kimberly’s website: Each and every citizen in Oklahoma is a consumer that I am here to protect and for whom I will advocate.  As your next Insurance Commissioner, I will fight to ensure that policies that affect your life will be fair and accessible to you. The duty of the Oklahoma State … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Fred Dorrell for Labor Commissioner
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Fred Dorrell for Labor Commissioner. For more information about Fred or to volunteer to help with his campaign efforts, please visit his website at https://www.freddorrell.com/. From Fred’s website: My work history has ideally prepared me to be the only candidate that can carry out the functions of the Labor Commissioner from the moment I take office. For thirty-four years, I worked with Ford Motor Company at the Tulsa Glass Plant … Read More

How to Stay Involved with the Blue Wave
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by Lindsay Bodman, Co-Chair of Recruit, Train and Select Committee Edmond Democratic Women volunteers have been very busy supporting Democratic candidates in upcoming elections to fulfill the EDW mission which is to make positive change in the community, the state and the country by leveraging our collective strengths. We will do this by: • Providing a positive and unified voice from a group of concerned and caring women, educated on the issues; • Promoting the values … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Julia Kirt for Senate District 30
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Julia Kirt for Oklahoma State Senate District 30. For more information about Julia or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at http://juliakirt.com/. Julia’s position on a few of the issues that align with EDW’s mission and values:   EDUCATION “As a mother of two children in public school, Julia sees the challenges our schools face first hand. Principals and administrators must make decisions each … Read More

EDW to Host Democratic Candidate Meet and Greet August 2!
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All Democratic candidates for offices to be voted on by residents within Edmond City Limits and/or Edmond School District have been invited to a Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  The gathering is open to the public and will be held in the Auditorium of the Edmond Community Center at 28 E. Main in downtown Edmond. “We are very excited about all the Democratic candidates on the ticket and want … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Chelsey Branham for House District 83
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Chelsey Branham for Oklahoma State House District 83. For more information about Chelsey or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at https://www.chelseybranham.com/. Chelsey’s position on a few of the issues that align with EDW’s mission and values:   EDUCATION In recent years, Oklahoma has cut public school funding more than any other state. School districts across Oklahoma struggle to attract and retain good educators. … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Kathy Wallis for House District 96
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Kathy Wallis for Oklahoma State House District 96. For more information about Kathy or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at https://www.kathywallis.com/. Kathy’s position on a few of the issues that align with EDW’s mission and values: EDUCATION “As your State Representative, I will work with our local communities to protect and improve the quality of public education in our state.  I will be … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses William Andrews for Senate District 22
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for William Andrews for Oklahoma State Senate District 22. For more information about William or to volunteer to help with his campaign efforts, please visit his website at http://www.andrewsforok.com/ William’s position on a few of the issues that align with EDW’s mission and values:   EDUCATION “I am a product of Oklahoma public education and I’m proud of it. While attending the teacher walkout, I advocated a restoration of the 5.25% … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Drew Edmondson for Governor
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Drew Edmondson for Governor. Drew shares the values of the Edmond Democratic Women and we believe he will be the strong and principled leader the state of Oklahoma needs to become a better place for all of its citizens to live and work. For more information about Drew or to volunteer to help with his campaign efforts, please visit his website at https://drewforoklahoma.com/. Drew’s position on a few of the … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Jackie Phillips for Oklahoma HD 81
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Jackie Phillips, a democratic candidate for State House District 81. Jackie shares the values of the Edmond Democratic Women and the we believe she will be a strong representative for Edmond. For more information about Jackie or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at https://jackiephillips2018.com/. These are just a few issues that Jackie is passionate about: EDUCATION “Our state must provide a high-quality education … Read More

Edmond Democratic Women Endorses Devyn Denton for Oklahoma House District 39
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Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Devyn Denton, a democratic candidate for State House District 39. Devyn shares the values of the Edmond Democratic Women and the we believe she will be a strong representative for Edmond. For more information about Devyn or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at http://devyn4ok.com/. These are just a few issues that Devyn is passionate about: EDUCATION “As a 5th generation teacher and one … Read More

Time to get to work! Primary is June 26!
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The primary is upon us—June 26!  Several Democrats are facing primary races and all could use the help of volunteers’ time and dollars. Democratic candidates in Oklahoma County with primary races are listed below as posted on the Oklahoma Election Board’s website. Now is the time to step up and get involved! Each of these candidates need volunteers for canvassing and phone banking over the next 10 days, so go to their websites or FB pages … Read More

A Candidate in the 2018 Election?! Seeking the support of the Edmond Democratic Women?
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If you are a candidate or know a candidate who is interested in the endorsement and/or support of the Edmond Democratic Women, please review the process and application below. If you have questions, feel free to contact Dana Shadid at danashadid@swbell.net or 405-348-4001. EDW.RSE Candidate Endorsement Guidelines for Candidates.5.14.18

EDW Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum In The News
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On Wednesday, May 9, EDW hosted a forum for the Democratic Candidates for Congressional District 5. Five of the six candidates were in attendance: Elysabeth Britt, Tom Guild, Kendra Horn, Tyson Todd Meade, and Ed Porter. The sixth candidate Leona Kelley-Leonard was unable to attend. The candidates will face off in the June 26 Primary. Local media were in attendance as well: Edmond debate displays differences of style among Democratic congressional candidates Democratic congressional candidates talk … Read More

EDW Continues to Support Oklahoma Teachers!
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Edmond Democratic Women has been active in supporting Oklahoma educators (and students) during the teacher walkout. Many members have been at the Capitol, calling legislators, and organizing efforts to provide food for students by assisting Project 66. On Monday, April 9, EDW will have a table with donuts and water as part of the Footsteps for Funding Edmond United to support Edmond teachers in their walk to the Capitol. We will be there at 6:30 a.m. … Read More

EDW to Support Students at March For Our Lives OKC
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This Saturday, March 24, students will gather to march at the capitol for March For Our Lives OKC. Information about the march can be found on their facebook page. EDW will have a table and lots of snacks to pass out at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln and will follow the marchers with trash bags and pick up trash. Latest update from March For Our Lives OKC (3/22/18): On March 24, we will … Read More

EDW Releases Position on Prevention of Gun Violence
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The members of Edmond Democratic Women (EDW) are committed to preventing future violence in America’s schools. EDW supports the “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America” (in PDF link below). The members join their voices with the authors of this document to recommend policymakers take a public health approach to protecting children and adults from gun violence. This approach includes three levels of prevention: Universal approaches promoting safety and well-being … Read More

EDW Supports Oklahoma Educators!
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Edmond Democratic Women’s Position on Oklahoma’s Education Crisis: EDW Position on Education Crisis.3.15.18 (PDF) Edmond Democratic Women (EDW) is committed to making Oklahoma a dynamic and prosperous state, now and in the future, with opportunity for all. Education is the cornerstone to secure and perpetuate success and prosperity through an informed, independent and self-reliant citizenry. Investment in education is an investment in Oklahoma’s future. EDW believes, at a minimum, Oklahoma must restore the 7% Gross Production … Read More

EDW Releases 2018 Legislative Agenda
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The Edmond Democratic Women released a 2018 Legislative Agenda focusing on the following areas: Education, Health/Healthcare Coverage, Criminal Justice, Social Justice, and Budget. EDUCATION The Edmond Democratic Women’s Club (EDW) supports legislation that will ensure full funding necessary to ensure all children in Oklahoma have access to a quality public education. This would include state funding of teacher pay raises to bring the pay in line with regional averages and more funding for basic needs in … Read More

Cassidy Fallik from ACLU to Speak at March Meeting
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At the March business meeting of Edmond Democratic Women,Cassidy Fallik, Communications Coordinator for Smart Justice Campaign Manager from Oklahoma ACLU will speak. Join us at the Edmond Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19. For more information about Cassidy, visit https://www.acluok.org/en/biographies/cassidy-fallik.

Join EDW at 2018 Women’s March OKC on January 20!
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Edmond Democratic Women encourages members and friends to join us at the 2018 OKC Women’s March on Saturday, January 20. The Women’s March OKC will commence at 11:00 am, followed by speakers and entertainment from noon till 2:00 pm. on the Oklahoma State Capitol lawn. March route: South on the west side of Lincoln from the Capitol to 17th, then loop around to the east side and return to the capitol.

EDW Response to Kirk Humphreys’ Comments
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The EDW Board felt the comments made by Kirk Humphreys required a response from EDW based on the stated beliefs of our organization. The letters were sent to Clay Bennett, Chair of the OU Board of Regents and to Wes Milbourn, General Manager of KFOR. An excerpt from the letter to Clay Bennett follows: The Edmond Democratic Women join with men and women from across the state and the nation condemn- ing the comments of the … Read More

An Open Letter to the Governor of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Legislators
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As the seventh week of the 2017 Special Session begins, a sustainable solution to Oklahoma’s budget shortfall seems unlikely.  With this, the frustration of constituents has reached a point unseen in recent memory.   As the search for a solution continues, the Edmond Democratic Women (EDW) would like to address the Governor and our elected Representatives and Senators. EDW is well aware of the efforts made by the House Democratic Caucus to work alongside the Republican Caucus … Read More

Letter to the Editor
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Following the Democratic Gubernatorial Debate sponsored by the Edmond Democratic Women and Edmond Blue Coalition, Dana Shadid submitted her perspective of “what local Democrats would like to see” as president of EDW to local media. What follows is an abbreviated version: On behalf of the 200+ members of the Edmond Democratic Women, I share our frustration with the lack of action by our Legislature in completing and passing a budget that adequately funds core services such as … Read More

Gubernatorial candidates speak solutions for education
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Former state Sen. Connie Johnson plans to increase revenue sources for Oklahoma schools and teachers. She would also end “privatization schemes that are draining money out of the back door, especially with education,” Johnson said. A Democratic Gubernatorial Town Hall Meeting was Monday evening at the Downtown Community Center. The Edmond Democratic Women’s Club (EDWC) and the Edmond Blue Coalition presented the forum.  Read more at the Edmond Sun website.

Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double Digits
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By Daniel Marans for the Huffington Post Democrats won two GOP-held legislative seats in Oklahoma and New Hampshire on Tuesday, bringing the total number of state legislature seats the party has flipped since the November election to six. The Democratic victory in Oklahoma was especially striking. Democrat Jacob Rosecrants, a schoolteacher, defeated Republican Darin Chambers, a businessman, by nearly 21 percentage points in a special election to represent District 46 in Oklahoma’s House of Representatives. The … Read More

Oklahoma Elections E-mail and Text Reminders
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Let’s Fix This @LetsFixThisOK posted the following election information: Good news – the Oklahoma State Election Board now offers email & text reminders for upcoming elections in your area! Just go to https://www.ok.gov/elections and enter your email in the overlay. Once you click “Subscribe” it will take you to the next page where you can select your county and choose what kind of updates you want to receive.

In With a Bang!
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What began as eight like-minded women in a suburban Oklahoma living room shortly after the November 2016 election, the Edmond Democratic Women group has exploded into a community of women passionate about changing the political outcome for the better. Like a fish swimming upstream, we are a blue force in a very red state. Those original eight women left that November meeting with hopes of putting together a group of 35-40 like-minded women who could possibly … Read More