Sunday, November 12, 2006

Oklahoma Democratic Party Elections

It's time to think about precinct meetings, county conventions, district conventions, and our state convention.

Check out the ODP Constitution and By-laws on our website by clicking on the words ODP Constitution and By-laws here. Read the sections related to elections and then make a commitment to get involved inthe party process from your own precinct. You'll be glad that you did.

Precinct officers become delegates to the county convention where county officers and state delegates are elected. The county officers and delegates attend a district convention where district officers are elected before the state convention which will be Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Oklahoma City. State officers are elected at the convention and resolutions recommended by the district conventions are considered for adoption by the state delegates.

If you really want to make a difference in your party, get involved and stay involved. We know that in 2004 if we had earned the votes of 10 more people in every precinct Bush would not have won. Can you find new votes in your precinct? If you can, then you can make a difference. We have 2244 precincts in Oklahoma. To be successful in 2008 we must fill every office in every precinct. That means we need YOU. And we need thousands of other dedicated Democrats to help us elect a President, a U.S. Senator, and new state legislators. We need thousands of dedicated Democrats to mobilize to elect Democrats to the county courthouses, to local school boards, and to city councils.

But if you do get involved, understand that you have a responsibility to the men and women who run for office in your community, in your county, in your legislative district, in your state, and in your country. You have a responsibility to support them with your time and talent. You have a responsibility to support them with your money.

And if you are a party officer you have a responsibility to support the local and state party. There are plenty of opportunities to support the party. Check out the ODP's Yellow Dog Democrat Club. Check out the Rooster Club.

If you have ideas about strengthening the party share them with us at the ODP. We are open to new ideas and new people. We look forward to working with you to elect more Democrats than ever in 2008!

Thanks for all you do for Democrats!
Lisa Pryor, Chairman

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