Celebrate independence by getting out of your bubble

It’s not the Divided States of America, is it?  Sometimes the partisanship and tension make it feel that way.  That is why Together Oklahoma offers a place to step outside those bubbles.

Are you trying to get out of your Urban or Rural bubble? How about your liberal or conservative bubble?  Do you know which bubbles you are in? Chances are, we are all separated from our fellow Oklahomans more than we should be.  It is essential that we make friends with others all over the state! We are in this together, right?

I’m inviting Together Oklahoma members (that’s you) to join Normanites on the 2nd Friday Art Walk on July 14th and to come with me to the Porter Peach Festival on July 15th! These are only a couple of the many opportunities we have coming up. Thanks to Brian Pelts, I fixed the link I sent last week, so please sign up for a shift or two.

Just to be clear, we aren’t going out to debate anybody on either of these adventures. This is a time to make friends and fully hear and see each other. If we can get to know each other in the good times, we’ll be in much better shape to slog through the tough times together.  Are you available to join me for one, the other, or both? (If you want to offer to help set us up at another event, let me know at events@togetherok.org or in the Together OK Facebook group.)

We found the Budget Bash video!

Guess what!  It turns out we didn’t actually lose the video of the Better Budget Bash. Hooray!!! Our TOK Norman tech guru, Emilie Giustozzi, just saved it in a very logical place that didn’t occur to me.  We’ve now posted it on YouTube, so check it out if you weren’t able to be there on the day.

Have a safe and inspirational 4th of July and remember-

” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”  

Our consent is necessary to institute proper government.  In the coming year, let’s get even more informed so we can help shape what we are consenting to! To secure Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness we must fully participate.  Let’s encourage each other as we Americans continue to learn and relearn how to act like citizens and not subjects!