Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Oklahoma Democratic Party
Announces New Focus
on Veterans Issues

All Democratic Veterans Invited to Attend Meeting

Oklahoma City, OK -- Dr. Ivan Holmes, Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, is proud to announce the revitalization of the State Party’s Veterans Affairs Committee. Ron Wasson and Dr. Katherine Scheirman, Co-Chairs of the Committee, invite all Democratic Veterans to attend the first planning meeting on Saturday, July 21. The meeting will be held at the Oklahoma Democratic Party Headquarters in the George Krumme Center, 4100 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City at 10:00 a.m.

“With the erosion of military and veteran’s benefits and the loss of life in Iraq under Bush’s Republican Presidency we believe it is now more important than ever to support our military personnel, who have fought so bravely for our country,” said Wasson.

Dr. Scheirman went on to add, “We will focus on addressing the needs of our military members and veterans who have been forgotten by the Republicans. In addition, the Veteran’s Committee will be active in helping Democrats get elected in 2008 to restore the promised benefits and ensure the troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan wars get the medical and psychological care they need and have earned”.

The Veteran’s Committee is also planning a “Support the Troops” event, which will be held on Tuesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Democratic Party Headquarters. Leading up to the event the ODP will be collecting donations that will be packed and shipped to our troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please drop off your donations at the ODP or contact (405) 427-3366 for more information. You can also visit the ODP’s blog,, for a complete list of requested donations.

Dr. Holmes is also proud to announce that Dr. Katherine Scheirman has been named one of eight Senior Advisors for the national organization, The mission of is to elect Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to public office; hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century service members; and fully support our men and women in uniform. “Dr. Scheirman’s appointment gives Oklahoma Democrats a great opportunity to take the lead on desperately needed support for our troops at both the National and State level,” concluded Holmes.

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Oklahoma Democratic Veterans Affairs Committee

Support the Troops Event – 21 August 2007

Item List

Food items:

Drink mix (Kool-Aid, individual packets)


Non-perishable snack foods

Brown sugar

Hygiene items:



Dental floss

Soap/bath gel



Baby wipes

Feminine hygiene products


Emery boards


Nail clippers


Disposable razors and wash cloths

Lip balm


Magazines (sports, hunting, fishing, gaming, news, science, fashion, cooking)

Small puzzle books (sudoku, etc)

Pre-paid phone cards

Socks (white and black)

Spray and Wash solid

Blank greeting cards


Stationery, pens

Ziploc baggies (Large and small)

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