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  • August 09, 2021 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    DONAT!IONS FOR UCO WOMEN”S REARCH CENTER AND BGLTQ+ STUDENT CENTER

     

    One of our Goals  and Action Plan in our  EDW Strategic Plan for 2021-22 is to designate a nonprofit organization to receive member donations at meetings. Since next Monday 8-16-21 is  our first in person general membership meeting, we would like you to bring donations for the Women’s Research Center and BGLTQ+  Student center at UCO. This is their before school feminine personal hygiene drive before school starts to restock their pantry. They have shared with us that they are in need of tampons, pads, and pregnancy tests. These 2 organizations makes available to the campus community materials relevant to Women’s Health, models good health practices, and supports the development of Campus Childcare Services. Please help us, help our member and professor in charge of these 2 organizations Dr Lindsey Churchill as we have done in the past! Thank you EDW Members for helping BGLTQ+ Student Center and the WOMEN”S RESEARCH CENTER!

  • July 08, 2021 9:33 PM | Anonymous

    The Edmond Democratic Women Board, representing 341 members, stand in support of mayor Davis and the mayoral proclamation, designating June 2021 "Pride Month" and that we support diversity and stand in recognition of the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and we do strive "to actively promote the principles of equality and liberty for all.” We believe all citizens should be able to live in a safe and civil society and that we have an obligation to do what we can, to ensure that for future generations.

  • March 15, 2021 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Edmond Democratic Women Endorse Molly Ooten and Christin Mugg before April 6 Election

    The Edmond Democratic Women (EDW) Board Unanimously approved to endorse Molly Ooten (OK Senate District 22) and Christin Mugg (Edmond City Council Ward 3) leading up to the April 6 general election. Both Ooten and Mugg are members of EDW and have taken the leap to run for public office. Both candidates align with the mission of EDW to make a positive change by leveraging our collective strengths. As endorsed candidates, Ooten and Mugg will be provided election support through EDW’s Recruit, Support, Elect Committee – providing volunteers and financial support.

    EDW President Krista Jones states that “EDW is proud to endorse Molly Ooten for Senate District 22 and Christin Mugg for Edmond City Council Ward 3, as candidates that will affect positive change in our community and our state and will represent our values in elected office. Our Recruit, Support, and Elect Committee identifies potential candidates whose campaigns align with our Belief and Mission Statements and it is rewarding to be able to endorse and support these two candidates in their quest for public office.”

    Molly is a speech pathologist, mom, and lifelong Oklahoman. She graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and went on to earn a dual degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish from Harding University in Arkansas. Returning to her roots, she furthered her education by attaining her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at the University of Oklahoma in 2013.

    Since then she has worked in both the adult and pediatric settings, but most notably she has been employed for the last 6 years by Oklahoma County SoonerStart, an early intervention program serving local children and their families. In this role, she has had many leadership opportunities, including providing training and in-service to fellow SoonerStart employees, being a guest lecturer at the University of Central Oklahoma, and presenting at two consecutive state conferences in the field of speech pathology. In 2018 she completed the Partners in Policymaking training, a national program to develop and support advocates for people with disabilities.

    She and her husband Michael have been married for 7 years and have two kids, Henry and Mazie. They moved back to Molly’s hometown of Edmond and are privileged to be able to live close to both of their extended families. Molly has recently enjoyed serving as a deacon at their church, Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ. She is currently also in the process of earning a second Master’s degree in Public Administration and is looking forward to taking her fresh ideas and outlook to the Oklahoma State Senate.

    Connect with Molly and her campaign: MollyOoten.com | FB /mollyooten.ok | TW @MollyOoten | IG @MollyOoten.OK


  • November 13, 2020 7:03 AM | Anonymous

    Edmond Democratic Women currently has nearly 550 members, including women and men across the metro area, many of whom are active in politics on the state, county and local levels. Formed shortly after Trump’s inauguration in 2017, our members monitor legislation, advocate for positive change, campaign for candidates and support each other in Oklahoma’s challenging political climate.

    Membership is $30/year, and meetings are broadcast using Zoom and Facebook Live. Speakers include experts on a wide variety of topics important to Oklahomans, as well as many of our Democratic House and Senate leaders. Join us!

    If you are on this page, you know about us, but as a member you will be part of our private Facebook page and our meetings and activities for members and guests.  Bring a friend and join! Here is a link to join our group! You will love being a part of like-minded people! Come and make a difference!


  • July 06, 2020 3:14 PM | Anonymous

    When Edmond Democratic Women was formed much time was spent in identifying common values and beliefs that could lead our discussions and advocacy efforts.  The results of this effort, which incorporated feedback from all our members, are shared on page 2 of this document.  In light of those items, we have identified the following areas of focus on the State and Federal levels.  We will be sharing specific information on pieces of legislation as they become available.

    1. Equality for all – we support the passage of the equal rights amendment. SJR25 was not heard in committee, but according to the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, Senator Kay Floyd is looking for a way to keep this issue alive.
    2. Safe and civil society – we support legislation that would enhance gun safety in Oklahoma and are opposed to legislation that would threaten our safety; we support the creation of red flag laws; we support legislation that will protect women (and men) from domestic violence; we support creating special public safety training for those responsible for finding missing and murdered indigenous people; we support increasing “trauma-informed care” for school counselors, public safety workers and others who could need to provide support from those children with ACE.
    3. Affordable and available healthcare – we support women’s (and men’s) access to community healthcare facilities, such as Planned Parenthood, and will oppose efforts to cut funding to these entities; we support paid family and medical leave for all; we support the expansion of Medicaid through passage of SQ802
    4. Economic opportunities – we support legislation that will require equal pay for women for in same positions as men; we support an increase in the minimum wage; we support COLA adjustments for Oklahoma workers.
    5. Quality public education – we support increased funding in the classroom to equal or exceed the level in other states in our region; we support continual increase in teachers’ salaries to a level that will attract the best and the brightest to these positions; we support funding to increase the number of counselors in the public school system to support the many challenges our children are experiencing.
    6. Safe, clean environment – we support legislation that would increase alternative energy sources for Oklahomans; we support legislation that would “incentivize” municipalities and businesses to decrease the use of materials that are harmful to our environment (such as plastic bags).
    7. Transparent civil administration: we support legislation and gubernatorial appointments that prioritize effective and professional services delivery to taxpayers.

    BELIEFS:

    The Edmond Democratic Women believe In the equality of all people, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, gender expressions, religion or nationality;

    We believe all citizens should be able to live in a safe and civil society and we have an obligation to do what we can to ensure that for future generations;

    We believe that a responsible government that represents the citizens and is responsive to their needs  is the proper place to generate and exemplify the social, economic and environmental values that are necessary for a strong society and a better world; and

    We believe that ALL should have access to:

    • Economic opportunities that provide, at a minimum, livable wages;
    • Quality public education that prepare individuals to succeed in careers of their choice;
    • A safe, clean environment; and,
    • Affordable healthcare and, more specifically, the availability of resources for women that will help them make informed and safe choices in the care of their own bodies.

    MISSION:

    The mission of the Edmond Democratic Women club 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 of the Democratic Party and supporting those individuals who will represent those values in elected office in our community, our state and at the federal level;
    • Providing the support for one another that is needed in this uncertain world.
  • September 29, 2019 1:20 PM | Anonymous

    “Hard Work, Determination, Innovation”

    The Oklahoma County Democratic Party Officers recognized EDW members, Beth Gerady and Helen Tang, for ‘Democrats Doing Good’. This was announced during the September OK County Dems Monthly Meeting held right here in Edmond at the Public Library. Here is a little of what Carol Chappell, the Secretary of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party said ~

    "These two women are co-officers in their precinct and have done a spectacular job of working together, collaborating, sharing ideas and just supporting each other. This is something all of us (who are lucky enough to share duties with other officers) should all strive for, as it not only makes the work easier, it makes us more effective. Because they’re brave and hard working, they took the bull by the horns and just jumped right in, arming themselves with all the tools and resources they could to be effective officers. They both tried to come up with different ways to engage. The most exciting and really innovative concept they had is a project called the Brain Challenge where they invite folks several times a week to meet in Mitch Park to enjoy the nice weather, get some exercise and discuss political matters. What a great idea – so smart – and such a wonderful example of thinking outside of the box to keep engagement fresh and fun".

    Congratulations Beth Gerady & Helen Tang!

  • April 06, 2018 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    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, 2018, 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.


  • March 18, 2018 12:14 PM | Anonymous

    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:

    1. Universal approaches promoting safety and well-being for everyone;
    2. Practices for reducing risk and promoting protective factors for persons experiencing difficulties; and
    3. Interventions for individuals where violence is present or appears

    EDW believes Oklahoma legislators should promptly draft legislation that addresses these priority items:

    1. Require all schools to assess school climate and maintain physically and emotionally safe conditions and positive school environments that protect all students and adults from bullying, discrimination, harassment and
    2. Pass a ban on assault-style weapons, high-capacity ammunition clips, and products that modify semi-automatic firearms to enable them to function like automatic

    As you review the attached Call to Action you will note that this is just the beginning, but it is a very holistic approach to finding a cure for the epidemic of violence spreading through our schools and our communities. PLEASE consider these well-researched suggestions to make Oklahoma a safer place to live and raise a family.

    EDW Position on Prevention of Gun Violence (PDF)

  • March 16, 2018 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Edmond Democratic Women’s Position on Oklahoma’s Education Crisis:

    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 Tax and implement recurring and sustainable economic policies to fund a thriving public education system.

    EDW strongly supports public education, including the teachers, support staff and resources. EDW will continue to support ideas and candidates who are committed to public education and its importance to Oklahoma.

    The Edmond Democratic Women’s club was formed after the 2016 election by a small group of less than twenty like-minded women. Since that time, EDW has grown to nearly 300 members and continues to grow each month. EDW devotes its time and resources to the support and recruitment of candidates, education, communication, advocacy and membership growth.

    EDW Position On Education Crisis (PDF)


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