Don’t be fooled by those who throw their hands up in the air saying “There’s nothing we can do about it!” when it comes to the state budget and other issues we care about. There are things everyone can do right now –none of us should wait until the next election to act. To clarify exactly […]
Category Archives: Together Tuesday Updates
Kicking off the #betterok Budget Bootcamp!
In 2016, Together Oklahoma increased efforts to expand our membership and empower more Oklahomans to fight for a better state budget. With many new members on board as we begin a new year and approach the 2017 legislative session, we felt it important to educate our members on how the state budget effects issues that affect us […]
We’re launching the next stage of Together Oklahoma
I’m excited to tell you about the next stage in what we’re doing as Together Oklahoma! (If you are new to Together Oklahoma you’ll want to follow this link to see more about who we are and what we’re doing to make Oklahoma better.) Not long ago, someone said to me “Two people plus a […]
Barriers and Bridges to Successful Advocacy
Oklahomans eat dinner with family members, exchange favors with neighbors, and volunteer more frequently than the citizens of most other states, according to a study conducted by the University of Central Oklahoma. Social cohesion in Oklahoma appears to be strong. However when it comes to political action and advocacy, Oklahomans are famous for being disengaged. […]
When’s the right time to reach out to candidates and legislators? NOW!
Write to the candidates! No really, right now is when they are trying to make an impression on you, and if they are smart, that means they are trying to figure out what matters to you. Let’s make it easy on them, shall we? Here is the list of candidates. Here are some tips for […]
What do your candidates plan to do about the budget?
NOW is the time to be asking the candidates what they plan to do to get Oklahoma out of the hole and on a road to prosperity. They are trying to make an impression on YOU and by asking these questions you can both find out where they stand AND get them thinking about […]
Who’s your voting buddy?
It’s election day! Many of you have already voted early and others are just heading to the polls right now. Woohoo! If you want to research what’s on your ballot before heading to the polls, you can use these links: Find your polling place and view sample ballots See all 2016 Primary Candidates There are also ride […]
Legislators won’t take us seriously if we don’t show up.
One week from today, important primary elections for state offices will happen across Oklahoma. You are not the only one who knows that legislators won’t take us seriously if we don’t show up to the polls. More than 1,000 Oklahomans like you have joined our Facebook event, I’m Voting in the Oklahoma Primary and bringing my friends! […]
What we did and what we’re doing
This past weekend more than 70 members of the Together Oklahoma coalition met in three different venues to celebrate our recent successes as advocates, recap the legislative session, and have a conversation about next steps. I think we all learned a lot from each other. I certainly did! Two of the big takeaways: You are […]
Oh Oklahoma, where do we go from here?
The Oklahoma legislative session ended on May 27th with such a bang that our folly made national headlines. The New York Times, Reuters, The Guardian, and The Economist were just a few of the sources telling the world about how our state legislators couldn’t pull it together well enough to save jobs, improve mental health care, and support our students […]