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  • June 15, 2022 6:46 PM | Anonymous




    by Anna Stuck

    Lankford went on IG a few hours before the Public Hearings and called it a “distraction.” 

    Which is an ironic way to try and distract me from watching the desecration of our capital. Distract me from listening to the woman who stood between him and thousands of howling traitors using cudgels, bear spray, and pikes. She held the line while he was bundled away to safety. She held that line after being knocked unconscious and pepper sprayed. She got back up and held the line for him. He says her story is a distraction. 

    As a cradle Catholic I raise my children on the stories of the saints. Not the sweet fun saints that bring you treats on holidays but the gory martyrs. The ones God saved with a miracle and were then immediately put to a more gruesome death because faith doesn't always have an earthly happy ending. 

    Officer Edwards sacrificed herself, believing in the sacredness of the capital and everyone in it, and now instead of honor and recognition she is called a distraction. The words of Senator Cheney ring so clearly, “That is your dishonor,” Senator Lankford.

  • June 15, 2022 6:39 PM | Anonymous



    Sign the Anti-Corruption Petition

    Jay Williams, the executive director of Cleanup Oklahoma gave a presentation to the board of Edmond Democratic Women to tell us the status of the Anti-Corruption campaign. Oklahoma is 1 of 3-4 states that have exempted themselves of Open Records Act, which results in bid contracts being awarded to friends of the Governor and Legislators, e.g. Swadley’s BBQ. The primary goal of the anti-corruption pledge is the following:

    • Prevent politicians, their staff, and donors from profiting at the taxpayer’s expense.
    • Strengthen open records laws to stop secret deals and gifts from special interests.
    • Stop the rigging of our elections and return power to voters.

    They are asking every state candidate to sign the anti-corruption pledge to ensure voters know who is and who is not, because a politician who can’t or won’t sign the pledge isn’t a politician worth having. 

    This all seems reasonable to me and that I see no reason for a candidate to not want to sign it, as it holds them accountable. Cleanup Oklahoma is going around the state to increase awareness of the campaign and get voters to sign the Public Voter Pledge and participate in a convoy. Jay is asking EDW to do these 2 things.

    1. Use this link to go to Cleanup Oklahoma webpage, and sign the public voter pledge. The goal is 1 million voters to sign. After I signed, I went through the candidate list to see who has already signed and who has not. I made a list of the candidates I have supported through donations and I will be calling or texting them to ask why and if they don’t sign it I won’t vote for them. Some, I had supported with a donation before Candidate filing and they still haven’t signed, so I may have even more leverage.
    2. Join us as we load up in our cars and caravan with the Clean It Up Truck in Edmond. We’ll then canvas for a short time with the truck leading the way through a Edmond neighborhood. Date to be determined.

    If you want to remind the politicians who it is they are supposed to work for, get some attention, and have some fun at the same time, then join us for this important action!

    New polling data shows what we’ve been saying for a while here: Oklahomans overwhelmingly support our campaign. Voters want the mess in state government cleaned up, and they want candidates who are committed to fixing the corruption.

    When asked specifically about Clean Up Oklahoma’s anti-corruption pledge, 81% of Oklahoma voters say they’ll vote for someone else if a candidate refuses to sign it.

    Have They Signed or Not?

    Our view is simple. If a candidate can’t sign an Anti-Corruption Pledge, they’re not worth having — regardless of party. We need leaders who will help us clean this mess up.


  • June 15, 2022 6:15 PM | Anonymous

    Pride OKC at 39th has a great OK County Democratic turnout 


    Pictured above are the democrats and 12 candidates that walked with OK County Democratic Party and EDW members in the Pride Parade Sunday night as viewers lined both sides of the parade route and we fist bumped and handed out candy, Pictured below are the democrats and 12 candidates that walked with OK County Democratic Party and EDW members in the Pride Parade Sunday night, June 5th as viewers lined both sides of the parade route and we fist bumped and handed out candy, registered over 43 voters and had a very successful 3 day event.

    EDW partnered with Ok County to register voters and be a democratic presence at their booth. It is always great to partner with other democrats and have twice the impact!  ️‍  

    registered over 43 voters and had a very successful 3 day e

    EDW partnered with Ok County to register voters and be a democratic presence at their booth. It is always great to partner with other democrats and have twice the

    EDW partnered with Ok County to register voters and be a democratic presence at their booth. It is always great to partner with other democrats and have twice the impact!  ️‍

    Pictured above are the democrats and 12 candidates that walked with OK County Democratic Party and EDW members in the Pride Parade Sunday night as viewers lined both sides of the parade route and we fist bumped and handed out candy, 


    registered over 43 voters and had a very successful 3 day event.

    EDW partnered with Ok County to register voters and be a democratic presence at their booth. It is always great to partner with other democrats and have twice the impact!  ️‍  EDW members 

  • June 08, 2022 7:27 PM | Anonymous

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    OTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy. So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    OTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    OTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    OTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    OTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

  • June 08, 2022 7:16 PM | Anonymous


    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    Wear your EDW shirts and show up at the Capitol for a rally and march for common sense gun laws

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

    VOTE, BECOME ACTIVE, DONATE

    So, we are serious when we ask you to think about the upcoming election. Educate yourself about the issues and the candidates. Do something to help every candidate that you support. Speak out. Write a letter to the editor or to a friend. Volunteer to do phone or text banking (It's so easy!), write postcards, knock doors, or drive for a candidate.

    Donating to campaigns is equally important. If you are able, liberally apply your money to the candidates you deem worthy.

    Exercise your precious right to vote. We can be heard. We can make a difference. We CAN flip this state!

    Because, as Benjamin Franklin said, "The good that we can do together surpasses the good that we can do alone."

  • June 08, 2022 7:12 PM | Anonymous

    Kendra Horn shares state of the race numbers and insights

    • 80% statewide name recognition
    • There is a crowded, extremist 13 way Republican primary
    • I am tied 38/38 with whoever the Republican nominee may be, with 21% undecided
    • 51% are likely to vote for me after learning more about my platform
    • Oklahoma is one of the most affordable places to run a statewide campaign
    • 56% of Oklahomans would vote against a candidate that supports a total abortion ban

    Though Kendra is the Democratic nominee, she can still raise money towards the primary on June 28. Then Donations start over again for the general election. Her reporting deadline however, is June 8th. Her finance team has created a personal link for us that we can send to our circles that may be interested: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/demowomen. Please donate as you are able to her campaign. Although Kendra is the Democratic Nominee for Senate Seat Inhofe, EDW has not started the endorsement process till after the primary election, so this is informational purposes only, not an endorsement.



  • June 08, 2022 7:07 PM | Anonymous


    Edmond City Council Member Josh Moore speaks with Police Chief JD Younger


    On City Council member Josh Moore’s Facebook page, he shared this exchange between himself and Edmond Police chief JD Younger:

    “JD Younger is our Edmond Police Chief and we're fortunate to have him. In my time on council he's Always been willing to join the conversation on tough topics and think big picture. I don't think he would mind me sharing our most recent exchange.

    Good morning Chief. Following the Uvalde tragedy, I have a couple of questions and may have more as additional information comes out. Thank you in advance for your time.

    Can you explain how we are prepared if there were to be an active shooter at an Edmond school? Are we also prepared for an active shooter at a church or public event? Who decides how an active shooter is engaged in different scenarios (best practice) and how is that communicated between departments nationwide? Are you familiar with research around behavioral threat detection and is it discussed with EPS leadership? (You may be familiar with a book called Trigger Points.)

    (response) Good Morning Sir,

    Thanks for reaching out. I think many of us have questions and those will likely increase as we learn more about the decision points in the law enforcement response to the Uvalde massacre.

    As you may have seen in some of the open source media coverage of this event, law enforcement has been generally in agreement with active shooter response tactics since the Columbine High School massacre. If a shooter is active (still firing their weapon), officers are expected to go directly to the shooter’s location and engage them with deadly force. One of the nuances in this particular situation appears to be the lack of armor for the responding officers. I understand officials have claimed their officers didn’t have shields or heavy armor and therefore didn’t want to enter the room with the shooter having the tactical advantage. Edmond Officers all have heavy armor (designed to withstand a rifle round) in their vehicles and supervisors have tactical shields. We have previously researched the purchase of ballistic helmets, but have not purchased them. I suspect that will be elevated as a topic of discussion based on this incident. I will be interested to learn more about the location the shooter was in and additional options law enforcement had in regard to entering or controlling the room.

    Best practice determinations for law enforcement don’t rest with one particular entity. There are some fairly common standard bearers when it comes to tactics, most notably the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Again, active shooter tactics are well known and fairly consistent throughout the country. You likely recall the deputy that failed to enter the building in Florida in 2018 was actually prosecuted for Neglect of duty.

    I am familiar with behavioral threat assessments. Actually, there are several evidence-based models for conducting threat assessments. I understand that EPS/SROs use a version of a threat assessment as part of their protocols. I would have to confirm exactly which model it is.

    Over the last several years, I know that SROs have assisted EPS on several student assessments based on social media posts, electronic communications, written notes, and old fashion word of mouth.

    City and EPS representatives will be meeting in the near future to review the security recommendations from the 2018 working group. I expect all the topics you asked about to be included in the agenda.

    Please let me know if you have more questions.”

    That is our City Council and police chief working together with information and how to make Edmond a safer community. I appreciate each of them so much! (SRO’s are School Resource Officers). Edmond Public Schools are also emphasizing or providing Social Emotional Learning – SEL in the feeder Pyramids of each high school, so a troubled student can get help before they have a trigger point.

  • June 04, 2022 1:14 PM | Anonymous


    Free Notary events for absentee ballots After 4 years of hosting notary events at the Shadid Schaus building at 19 N Broadway with the generosity of owners Randel Shadid and Stephen Schaus and then after the sale of the building to Matthew Myers, our notary events will have a new location at Fink park. Centrally located across from UCO at Second and Garland Godfrey drive, we will be ready to notarize Absentee ballots for the June 28thprimary on Sunday, June 12 from 1-3 and Saturday June 18th 1-3

    Notary events for the PRIMARY ELECTION Sunday, JUNE 12TH 1-3 AND Saturday, June 18th 1-3NEW LOCATION FINK PARK SOUTH OF SECOND ACROSS FROM UCO.

    After 4 years of hosting notary events at the Shadid Schaus building at 19 N Broadway with the generosity of owners Randel Shadid and Stephen Schaus and then after the sale of the building to Matthew Myers, our notary events will have a new location at Fink park. Centrally located across from UCO at Second and Garland Godfrey drive, we will be ready to notarize Absentee ballots for the June 28thprimary on Sunday, June 12 from 1-3 and Saturday June 18th 1-3

  • June 04, 2022 12:58 PM | Anonymous


    June 20th: 2nd EDW Candidate Forum

    Candidate Forum: Monday, June 20th at 6:30 

    Edmond Community Center, 28E Main

    After our first candidate forum in May, with over 100 people in attendance or on ZOOM or Facebook live, we will see if we can equal or surpass that number. These forums are for Democratic races that are having a primary, which has more than 1 democratic candidate running in that race, so that our members can hear the candidates and their views before the primary election on June 28th, to make a more educated vote on the candidate of their choice.

    This Candidate Forum, we will be hosting the 2 Democratic gubernatorial candidates Connie Johnson and Joy Hofmeister, 2 democratic candidates for County Commissioner District 3, Jay Bridwell and Cathy Cummings and the 2 Democratic candidates for District Attorney District 7- Vicki Behenna and Mark Myles. There are several races that already have the democratic nominee as they had only 1 candidate and many of those candidates will be present to be introduced and be available at the tables around the hall to answer questions, sign up volunteers for their campaigns, hand out ligature and receive donations. Kendra Horn running for US Senate Inhofe’s seat will be there to kickoff the forum and talk to our group and maybe answer 2 questions from the audience.

    The format is that each candidate will have a 1 minute opening statement, then our Recruit, Support, and Elect Chair JoBeth Moad will ask 4 questions to each set of candidates relating to their respective offices and each candidate will have 2 minutes to answer each question and they will have 2 minutes each for a closing statement, then the candidates will be available to our members ,if you have specific questions for them after the forum, but there will be no questions from the floor.

    The candidates invited for availability and introduction are the following: Jason Bollinger, Madison Horn, Dennis Baker, Jo Glenn and Brandon Wade candidates for US Senate Lankford’s seat who were with us last month at our forum, Joshua Harris Till- CD5, Melinda Alizadeh-Fard for Lt Governor, Charles DeCoune State Treasurer, Blake Aguirre SD22, Mike Bockus HD 41, Greg Clyde HD83, Ellyn Hefner HD87, Brandon Kirkpatrick OK County Treasurer and Tom Guild Ok County Treasurer. Our incumbents Julia Kirt SD30, Cyndi Munson HD85, Andy Fugate HD94, Carrie Hicks SD40, and Kay Floyd SD46 are always invited and appreciated any time they can come.

    Bring your absentee ballots, as we will have notaries available that night to notarize and you will still have time to get them off in the mail.



    Joy Hofmeister Governor

       Joy HofmeisterConnie Johnson Governor

     Connie JohnsonCathy Cummings OK County D3

     Cathy CummingsJay Bridwell OK County D3

     Jay BridwellVicki Behenna District 7

     Vicki BehennaMark Myles District 7


                          Mark Myles



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  • May 30, 2022 7:58 PM | Anonymous


    VEST Tips from Gubernatorial Candidate Connie Johnson

    Gubernatorial Candidate Connie Johnson Shared these VEST TIPS with us:

    Voting Education Strategy Tips (Vest)

    Elections—-The Time For All:

    • To Step Up
    • To Participate
    • To Educate Others About The Responsibility And Duty To Vote!
    • To Help Identify What Matters Most To Them And How Their Votes Affect It
    • To Get Self And Others Registered
    • To Get Every Registered Voter To Also "Just Apply" To Vote By Mail
    • To Conduct Voter Education
    • To Ensure That Every Eligible Person Actually Votes

    2014: Only 29% Of Registered Voters Voted; Oklahoma Ranks #4 In Unregistered Eligible Voters With 54% Unregistered.

    To Educate People About:

    1. Felony Voting
    2. Deferred Sentences
    3. Voting In Jail
    4. Voting While Unhoused
    5. Emergency Voting
    6. 17 1/2 Year Old Registration

    To Share Deadlines:

    • To Register: 24 Days Before Election Day
    • To Request A Mail-In Ballot: 15 Days Before Election Day
    • To Hand Deliver Mail-In Ballots To County Election Board (Ceb) M-F, 8a To 5p, Up Until 5p The Day Before Election Day
    • To Mail-In (Or Courier) Ballot - Ceb Must Receive Before 7p On Election Day
    • To Vote In-Person Absentee At The Ceb, Th 8a-6p (Statewide), Fri 8a-6p & Sat 9a-2p (Local)
    • To Vote On Election Day At Polling, Site: 7a – 7p

    To Know Voting Strategies

    Why Apply To Vote By Mail/Absentee:

    1. Confirms Registration
    2. Receive Ballot Approximately 3-6 Weeks Before Every Election
    3. Always Know About Every Election
    4. Allows Advance Study Of Candidates & Questions
    5. Allows Voters To Discuss And Mark The Ballot Beforehand
    6. Allows Hand Delivery (See Above)
    7. Enables Tracking A Ballot’s Receipt & Counting By The Election Board

    Notary Requirement

    Rights Of People With Disabilities (Incapacitated Voters) & Their Caregivers:

    1. Ballots Only Need Be Witnessed/Do Not Require Notary
    2. Cannot Hand Deliver To Ceb
    3. Can Vote From The Car:
      • At The Ceb On Early Voting Days
      • At Their Regular Polling Site On Election Day

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