The things we can and cannot control

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the world today, I want to remind you that you are not alone. Some of you don’t need that reminder, because I already see you doing what you can to change things for the better! We can’t control everything that happens, but we can decide what we do with our time.

Last week more than 200 Together Oklahoma members met with me in person, over the phone, or online to find out what ways we can all be most effective.  At this very moment members who filled out our new membership form are:

  • having conversations on Slack about their upcoming actions and events,
  • doing research on the district profiles project to illuminate what we know about Oklahoma, what matters to us all, and how power flows in our state,
  • planning publications and presentations for Legislative Advocacy 101 and the Better OK Bootcamp,
  • sorting out how we can provide child care and snacks at all our events,
  • and so much more!

There is a way for you to bring your talents and time to the table.  There are many ways that you can make a difference!

Another great idea!

Together Oklahoma member and the founder of Let’s Fix This, Andy Moore, had a great idea this week.  What if we all remembered the “power and the joy of receiving a handwritten note… Right now is a great time to reach out and let your elected officials know who you are, what you care about, and what you expect of them in office.” And I agree with Andy that it is time to “reach out with a merry message of political persuasion.”  You can bring your holiday cards and join Andy on Thursday, December 15th for Let’s Mail This: Holiday cards to legislators.  

You can also help plan your own event to get folks together to write cards to legislators. Our Together Oklahoma Norman members are planning one of these meet-ups, so watch for those details coming soon.  If you’d like to work with us on this project or any others, make sure you have filled out our new membership form so we can connect you with the team in Slack.

Thanks for all your efforts to make our homes, our state, our country, and our world better!