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Join us June 3 in Tulsa!

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Our 2023 State Convention Keynote Speaker is Dr. Sheila Chamberlain, the first black woman combat intelligence pilot in the United States Army and the first woman to be elected to the national Tuskegee Airmen. She is a member of the United States Air Force Hall of Fame.

She will speak on Saturday, June 3 at 1:30 pm at the 2023 Oklahoma Democratic Party State Convention at the Cox Business Convention in Tulsa.

Please join us! All Democrats are welcome, entry is free to the convention and you do not have to be a delegate to attend.

Be sure to stop by our OK Democratic Veterans hospitality suite as well, before and after the Carl Albert Dinner on Saturday Night.

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The Oklahoma Democratic Veterans Committee advocates for the interests of US military veterans and military families, and supports the election of Democrats who honor the nation’s commitment to those who have served.

Any Oklahoma Democrat is welcome to join us. To serve our mission we:

• participate as a group in campaign rallies and public events

• organize our own candidate forums and special events, including our popular annual Pancake Breakfast

• query candidates on their knowledge of, and commitment to the needs of Veterans, and craft individual endorsement statements for supportive candidates

• work to get out the vote

• maintain a campaign infrastructure including a website, public and private Facebook pages, a special email program, and an Act Blue donation account. These platforms
are our only overhead.  Our efforts are all volunteer – no salaries to anyone!

• participate in, and have been recognized for excellence by, the Democratic Party’s Veterans and Military Families Council

• lobby legislators on behalf of Veterans

• bestow annual awards on deserving legislators and campaign volunteers

• Committee officers must be Veterans of the US Armed Forces, or else immediate family members (spouse, parent, child or sibling) of Veterans or active duty service members, but any registered Democrat is welcome to join the Committee, work with us, and vote on any matter except Bylaw amendments.

To learn more  please contact one of our officers or email

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We work to elect Democrats to office in Oklahoma who understand veterans and military families issues.

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OKDemVets General Meeting:

We meet monthly in OKC at the

Oklahoma Democratic Party

3815 N Santa Fe Ave # 122, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Please check our Calendar for upcoming meeting dates. 

March 2023: 
Our newly elected are as follows:

Rita Maxwell, President

Christine Byrd, Vice President

Gary Harris, Secretary

Calvin Rees, Treasurer

CD-1 Vacant,

CD-2 Vacant,

Scott Hamilton, CD-3 Rep.

Shykira Smith, CD-4 Rep.

Sheri Dickerson, CD-5 Rep.

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What we do

We seek Democratic veterans across the state to work together and help get Veteran-friendly candidates elected to office in Oklahoma.

We write endorsement statements, specific to the candidate, for use in campaign literature and websites.

This year, we intend our own “boots on the ground” canvassing days in close races. Events may need to be adjusted as the pandemic continues, with emphasis on social media, and we have plans for that.

And while working to elect Democrats, we continue our efforts to defend veterans’ interests, as in our active campaign to protect the tax exemption for military widows. We honor a vet-friendly Legislator of the Year, Sen. George Young, and will this year give a special award to Congresswoman Kendra Horn for her untiring efforts for us. We also host well-attended forums popular with candidates, including our annual pancake breakfast.

Get involved

Join us for a virtual zoom meeting, or reach out to be active on the Committee. We welcome your efforts.

Join us

If you are a Democratic veteran, a member of military family, or you support veterans, please join. Membership is $10 annually.

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Monthly General Meetings

We meet monthly - usually both in person and via Zoom, so you can attend no matter which part of the state you live in. Join us!



We endorse Democratic candidates in Oklahoma who have demonstrated they are knowledgeable and supportive of issues facing veterans and military families.

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Pancake Breakfast

Our Annual Pancake Breakfast is a popular forum with candidates, office-holders, volunteers, veterans and military families.


Helping the OK Democratic Party

We support the party platform on Veterans affairs and provide a constructive role for the Veteran-volunteer in Democratic politics.


Veterans Events

Veterans Day is Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Please participate in a ceremony in your community.


Annual Awards

We present Veteran of the Year, Legislator of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year awards each year to deserving individuals.

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Thank you to everyone who attended our annual pancake breakfast.

Our Award Winners for 2022:

Veteran of the Year:  ODPVC Past President Calvin Rees

OK House of Representatives Legislator of the year: Melissa Provenzano HD 79

OK Senate Legislator of the year:  Julia Kirt SD 30 Senator

Volunteer of the year:  Arturo Delgado

Veteran-Friendly Co-Sponsor of the Year:

UA Local 344 Plumbers & Pipefitters

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PO Box 54804 Oklahoma City, OK 73154


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