It’s been a year of big things for Together Oklahoma. From adding new chapters to growing our membership, Together Oklahoma has grown exponentially and we couldn’t have done it without you. Here are just some of the things you accomplished this year. In addition to our chapters in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Norman, we added […]
Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6th and early voting starts Thursday, Nov. 1st through Saturday, Nov. 3rd at County Election Boards. This election will determine how we address pressing problems facing our state. This is our chance to build a more prosperous Oklahoma, but that can only happen with your vote. Watch a short video from that staff at the Together Oklahoma and Oklahoma Policy Institute explaining all the reasons to get out and vote this year.
Did you vote in the June primary election? If so, great! Now, are you going to vote in the runoff primary election? Oklahomans did a great job of turning out for the primary election, but we still have work to do. It’s time to head to the polls once again! Tomorrow is election day for the runoff primary. Historically, voter turnout in the runoff has been abysmal. Let’s change that. Watch this short video to see why voting in the runoff is so important.
Tomorrow is the day! It’s the last chance to vote in the primary election. Advocates made big strides in the push for better funded schools and core services, but our work isn’t done. One of the most important things we can do is vote for people that will continue the work of building a fair […]
Everyone should have the security of quality health care in times of need. Oklahomans shouldn’t have to worry if they can afford to see a doctor when they’re ill or get their asthma medication, insulin or other life-saving treatments. Sadly, that is what’s happening. Lawmakers have ordered Oklahoma’s Medicaid officials to make a plan that […]
This has been a memorable year in Oklahoma politics. In addition to our regular legislative session, we had not one, but two special sessions. We saw tens of thousands of teachers descend on the Capitol in the teacher walkout. For the first time in over a decade, we passed tax increases to give teachers and […]
SoonerCare was designed to be a safety net program to ensure that low-income families receive medical care. It is how we make sure that people living in poverty have access to a flu-shot, an inhaler or access to life-saving medication. SoonerCare was never designed to be a jobs program. Unfortunately, the Oklahoma legislature is attempting […]
In the last few days of legislative session, Oklahoma lawmakers pushed through three bills that are harmful to Oklahoma children and families. These bills have now gone to Governor Fallin for her signature or veto. Please call Gov. Fallin today at (405) 521-2342 and ask her to veto these harmful bills: SB 1221 would make it easier […]
Two weeks ago teachers, state employees, and supporters decided that they had had enough. Enough of overcrowded classrooms and the exodus of teachers to neighboring states. Enough of state employees who are overworked and under-paid. Enough of cuts to core services putting our most vulnerable citizens at risk. Enough of refusing to invest in Oklahoma. […]
Multiple bills have been filed this session that would threaten health care coverage for struggling parents. HB 2932 and SB 1179 would end SoonerCare coverage for low-income parents who fail to complete work, training, or volunteer requirements. We have many good options to get people into the workforce, but taking away Oklahomans’ access to health care isn’t one of […]