As advocates for fair and adequate funding for core public services, you probably want to learn more about the state budget, criminal justice reform, poverty, and other critical policy issues affecting our state, right? Well, you’re in luck: registration is now open for OK Policy’s second Fall Policy Boot Camp (FallPol). This year, we will host two FallPols — one at OSU-Tulsa on Friday, October 14th and one at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond on Saturday, October 15th.
FallPol is an intensive, one-day policy training intended primarily for emerging professionals working for non-profits, advocacy groups, government, and businesses, as well as educators, parents, civic volunteers, and other rising leaders with an interest in Oklahoma issues but without in-depth familiarity with the state’s policy landscape. Advocates and professionals with expertise in one policy area who wish to be better informed across a broader canvas of issues will find this training especially useful.
You can see the full schedule here. You can register for the Tulsa FallPol here or the Edmond Fallpol here. The cost of registration is $105 and includes breakfast and lunch. Early bird registration is available at a discounted rate of $90 until Friday, September 23rd. The final deadline to register is Saturday, October 10th. All sales are final.
Space is limited, so register soon to ensure your spot in the program!
If you need financial assistance to attend, send an email providing a brief description of your circumstances to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether you need a full scholarship or a partial scholarship ($45 registration). A limited number of scholarships will be made available on a first come, first served basis. The scholarship deadline is September 30th.
Thanks to all who attended the Candidate Letter Writing Workshop in Norman last Saturday and an especially big thanks to Claudia Swisher and Merleyn Bell for coordinating the event and to Elizabeth Perry and Patricia Bagajewicz for bringing delicious food to share! Those of you who missed it can still be sending your own letters to candidates; HERE are the questions we suggest you ask them. The sooner they know you care about the budget, the sooner they can start making plans to make responsible choices! You can find email addresses for most of the candidates here.
Speaking of talking to legislators and candidates, I would like to take a moment to welcome Bailey Perkins to the Together Oklahoma team. As Outreach and Legislative Liaison, Bailey will be building relationships with leaders across the state and since she’ll be based in OKC she’ll be able to help our team be present at more events . She’ll also be helping us learn the best ways to make our voices heard in the important public policy debates that Oklahoma will face in the coming years. You can reach her at email@example.com
Tuesday, Aug 30th, 5:30-7:30 Together Oklahoma Mixer in Tulsa at Pancho Anaya Bakery-
2420 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74110
It’s time to start building our team for Together Oklahoma advocacy to stop the cutting, fund the budget. You’ve been involved in state budget advocacy or member of the TOK team before and we are excited to have you back with us this fall.
Tuesday, September 6th, 6 PM – 8 PM Norman- WLN State Question Discussion
Women Lead Network and Oklahoma League of Women Voters will address the language of the questions, their impact, and the arguments for and against. Additionally we have invited advocates from each side of the issues to answer questions. Invite your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to attend. This meeting is free and open to the public and Together Oklahoma members are encouraged to attend. (Check out OK Policy’s State Questions Page HERE)