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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

I am a candidate for Oklahoma Democratic Party Secretary

I have decided to run for the position of Secretary for the Oklahoma Democratic Party

I will be glad to answer any question you may have, but here is the gist.
Qualifications:
1. OK County Secretary--2003 to present
2. Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Recording Secretary--present
3. American Federation of Teachers 2309--Political Director--Present
4. House District 83 Chairman--Present
5. Precinct 398--Vice Chairman--Present
6. John Marshall High School English instructor since 1994.
4th Generation Oklahoman
Member of Mayflower Congregational Church
Chaired Steering Committee to grant Church of the Open Arms a charter to become a United Church of Christ Congregation
As county secretary and, I have been fortunate to have the help of many, many good people. (I tried to start naming them, but there are so many, I realized that I would leave too many out.) Together we have increased communication and awareness of Democratic activities in central Oklahoma through our listserv service and web page. I'd like to start doing this on a statewide basis.
I see my main task as being the communication officer for the state party. I would like to create methods of getting out action alerts, campaign news, and candidate information to our Democrats. I want to increase communication with the county officers and other activists so that we are dialoging, networking, encouraging, and inspiring each other. Too often I hear stories about how isolated we feel as Democrats when we have majority registration in this state.
I also have a love of words and language. I would like to apply that love in this office. We have allowed ourselves to be defined by those who oppose us. We have the just, the moral, the right message. We simply need to find the best available means of communicating that message to the great people of the state of Oklahoma.
Well, that's enough for now. Drop me a line with your questions. I will tell you the truth as best I know how. You can write me at greenlynndemocrat@yahoo.com. Feel free to spread the word. I am running for this office because I love my party, and I especially love the people in it. So if you want me, I will do the best job I know how to do. If not, I am still at your service and at the service of this great party.
Yours in Complete Solidarity,
Lynn Green, Democrat