This is rather astounding. Republican Rep. Tommy Hardin is resisting the fast tracking of the Step Up Plan, and clearly calls it a plan to benefit the Chamber crowd, not the people, and that they are manipulating people’s fears for their own gain. More of this, please! STATEMENT: Rep. Hardin Comments on ‘Step […]
Can You Hear Them Now? By State Representative David Perryman Paul Marcarelli, formerly the “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials, is known for the question, “Can you hear me now?” Since that phrase became famous, it has morphed into a question that is used to inquire as to whether a person’s communication is “effective” rather […]
The Oklahoma Republican-majority policies and budget cuts to public education are sending teachers out of state and hurting out kids.
Abolitionists call for end to state executions Oklahoma Death Penalty Abolition Solidarity Rally Saturday, July 2, 10:30 am – Noon Oklahoma State Capitol, South Plaza A number of groups opposing the death penalty are hosting a Oklahoma Death Penalty Abolition Solidarity Rally on July 2, to mark the anniversaries of two Supreme Court decisions affecting […]
This episode of Quick Point looks at abortion rights in general and what’s happening in Oklahoma City to assure that women can continue to access a safe and legal abortion. A documentary airing this month on PBS looks at the efforts by state legislatures to restrict abortion access. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will rule in […]
A candidate forum on medical marijuana was held on April 20, 2016. Organized by Oklahoma Coalition to End Prohibition and Oklahomans for Health, the event was held in Oklahoma City and moderated by Chelsea Marlett-Kennedy and William Patrick Jones. The position of participating candidates was unanimous in legalizing for medical purposes, but differences emerged in […]
https://www.facebook.com/events/995186677218941/ We only have a few bills left to tackle. Join us on Thursday, April 7, 2016 as we make a final push on legislation we support and oppose.
More info on HJR 1062. Thanks to Mark Faulk for the “Hall of Shame” image.
On Thursday Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced, rather gloatingly, that he had won a court challenge of a 2014 ruling striking Senate Bill 1848. The law restricts abortion providers in the state by requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Such privileges are near impossible to get in Oklahoma and many […]
NONDOC Commentary By John Thompson | February 3, 2016 Facing an overflow crowd at Restorative Justice Sunday on Jan. 24, a guest pastor from Mt. Triumph Baptist Church emphasized how over-incarceration of non-violent inmates should prompt both “anger and hope.” Our nation’s extreme commitment to punishment has spun so far out of control that we […]
Oklahoma lawmakers have passed an unprecedented number of anti-women’s health bills in recent years, including bills that restrict access to safe, legal abortion. It’s more important than ever to speak up! Join Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma, and fellow pro-family planning activists from across the state as we talk to […]
Bills threaten to inject sectarian beliefs into public policy, says Americans United for the Separation of Church and State OKC.