At some point, you’ve probably experienced government as something other than the democratic and representative institution that our ideals say it should be. Many Americans have come to believe that government is not in our hands. But if it isn’t in our hands, don’t we have a responsibility to get a grip?
If government of the people, BY the people, and for the people, isn’t happening the way it should, then we must go BEYOND VOTING to fix it.
- The least we can all do is learn about the state questions and the candidates so we can cast an informed ballot on November 8th.
- We can take it to the next level by helping to educate our friends and neighbors about voting and the important issues.
- And we can join Together Oklahoma members all over the state to ask the candidates these important questions.
If you want your legislators to listen to you during the legislative session, start building your relationships with them now. The candidate questions give you a great chance to make an impression and get your candidates thinking about how to fix the budget emergency BEFORE they get swept up in the chaos at the Capitol.
We’re hard at work building a structure and a strategy for this grassroots advocacy network. At the end of September, Together Oklahoma will be launching some new opportunities for you to engage with planning events, communicating with the public, or doing research and analysis to boost budget and tax advocacy in your area. Stay tuned for that email coming your way!
Don’t miss your chance! You have until this Friday, September 23rd to get your early bird discount registration for one of Oklahoma Policy Institute’s Fall Policy Boot Camps (FallPol). These intensive, one-day policy trainings will be held Friday, October 14th at OSU-Tulsa and Saturday, October 15th at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond.
The cost of the Fall Policy Boot Camp is $90 for early bird registration or $105 after Sept. 23rd. It includes light breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception at the end of the day. The final deadline to register is Saturday, October 10th.
Space is limited, so register soon to ensure your spot in the program!