Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Category: Legislation

Saving public education in Oklahoma

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 […]

Death Penalty Opponents Stage Rally in Solidarity with US Supreme Court Vigil

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 […]

Quick Point Podcast: TRAPPED

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 […]

Candidates forum on medical marijuana

Audio: Candidates discuss positions on legalizing medical marijuana at OKC forum

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 […]

Appeal court upholds anti-abortion bill SB 1848 (UPDATED)

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: Faith event offers shocking stats on criminal justice

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 […]

planned parenthood stand with women

Planned Parenthood Lobby Day, March 2

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 […]