Thank you, advocates!

The 2019 legislative session has come to a close. Thanks to last year’s revenue package and a strong economy, the state budget is in a much stronger position. Teachers got a pay raise and our schools got a small funding boost. Nearly 1,000 people serving time for simple drug possession will have a chance to […]

Help end disparities in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system

Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate in the nation. This crisis impacts some communities more than others. Contact your state representative today and ask them to support HB 1855 (by Rep. Brian Hill). This bill would require community impact statements for criminal justice legislation. A community impact statement reveals a proposed bill’s impact on underserved communities and makes sure legislation wouldn’t unfairly impact marginalized populations.

Help expand opportunities for Oklahomans to work

One mistake shouldn’t derail someone’s opportunity to support themselves and their family. Please contact your state representative and ask them to vote yes to HB 1373 (Rep. Zack Taylor) and HB 2134 (Rep. Cyndi Munson). These bills would prohibit blanket bans of individuals with a criminal history — only crimes that are violent or sexual in nature or that relate directly to the duties of the particular job or occupation could automatically disqualify an individual from a license. Find your state representative here.

Visits to the Capitol

For many Oklahomans, visiting a legislator is something new.  Even those of us have been to a rally on the lawn may not have working knowledge of how to do one of the most important things you can do at your state Capitol — and that is to have a productive conversation with legislators. This tipsheet will go through each of these steps for how to do it: