Together Oklahoma, in conjunction with the City of Lawton and the McMahon Memorial Authority, is excited to announce the upcoming Statewide 2SLGBTQIA+ Listening Session: Pride and Policy.
Category Archives: Community Organizing
How to ask a friend to join our efforts
Grassroots advocacy is more effective with more people! We don’t need you to try to go Lone Ranger in these situations, because legislators are not going to listen to only you or me. Asking people to help can be a little uncomfortable at first. You may feel nervous about the reactions you’ll get when you […]
Legislators who won’t listen to you?
Together Oklahoma is non-partisan. That means we want ALL legislators to hear from their own constituents right away! We bring Oklahomans together to talk about how a budget is a moral document and how we want our state budget to reflect our values. That means we need you! We have less than 11 weeks […]
Power Mapping For Change
As good advocates for change, we have many tools at our disposal. One important tool is called a power map. A power map helps us identify decision-makers and understand all the forces acting on them — like constituents; personal and professional relationships; special interest groups; other advocacy organizations; and political party leaders; among others. This […]
The why and how of legislative district teams.
Why do you need to engage with your district team? How should you engage with your fellow constituents? I’ll cover that and more and I hope you’ll join your fellow Together Oklahoma members in Slack to talk about this even more. Engaging with your fellow constituents is essential because your legislators don’t answer to only […]
How To Start a Chapter of Together Oklahoma
Chapters of Together Oklahoma are larger groups that encompass multiple legislative districts. There are lots of things chapters can do, but here is what they must do to be a TOK Chapter: Be in an area that needs a TOK Chapter. Our active chapters are TOK OKC, TOK Tulsa, and TOK Norman, but there are […]
Small group meetings with you and your legislators
It is time for you and your fellow constituents to have face to face meetings with your state legislators and their legislative assistants. You may feel a little nervous but remember, the legislators need our help to get this right and TOK has some step by step instructions to help you have a successful meetings. […]
Seven Ways to Get Your Legislators’ Attention
Does this sound familiar? You hear about some out-there proposal at the state Legislature, or you know about some good idea that’s not getting done, and you get inspired to mobilize – to speak up so our elected officials will hear you. What do you? The first answer that comes to many of our minds […]