Oklahoma leads the nation in incarceration. Oklahomans are put behind bars for things as minor as simple drug possession and inability to pay a fine or a fee. This practice costs our state millions of dollars which could go towards real solutions like job training and mental health and substance abuse treatment. Additionally, it is not making us any safer. Fortunately, there is something you can do right now. Please call your legislators and ask them to vote YES to two bills that will help break this cycle of over-incarceration.
The next legislative session starts on February 4th. A new class of legislators is headed to the Capitol soon to start tackling important issues. So now what do we do? For people like you and me who advocate for policies that improve the lives of Oklahomans, our work doesn’t end after election day. With so many new legislators, it’s key time to let them know who we are and what we care about. Here are three things you can do to start the next legislative session off on the right foot.
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.
This year, Oklahomans will head to the polls to elect a new governor and the next class of state legislators. The people we elect will decide how we address our state’s most pressing problems. It is up to us to know where candidates stand on issues affecting our communities and our families, so we can make informed decisions at the ballot.
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 […]