For months I’ve been researching Dark Money in Oklahoma, tying together a wide-reaching web of PACs and Non-Profits and Oklahoma Movers and Shakers and other SWAMP creatures.  This is Part 1 of what I hope will be a pretty thorough expose on who pulls the strings to get voters to pull levers in Oklahoma elections.

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Jake Merrick won a special election for now-Congresswoman Stephanie Bice’s open Senate seat last year.  Jake is a Conservative, pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, small business owner who has served Oklahoma well since his special election.  Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs (OCPA) dark money helped him in his first election.  Here’s the rub:  After voting YES in committee, he voted NO (on the Senate floor) on a bill to send public money to private schools (voucher – SB1647). This election cycle, OCPA is using many thousands of dollars to influence voters AGAINST HIM through a different dark money group.  

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ACTION OPPORTUNITY:  Oklahoma Metropolitan Libraries Use Taxpayer Funds To Bring Us Pride Week With Drag Queen Story Hour

Recently, The Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs published an article about Oklahoma Metropolitan Libraries support of Pride Month, complete with ‘virtual’ Drag Queen Story Time.

Yes, it’s true.  Here in Oklahoma.  

According to the MLS, “the Metropolitan Library System is committed to highlighting LGBTQ2S+ reading or listening recommendations and other resources, along with offering programs that amplify LGBTQ2S+ voices and stories”.    

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OCPA column: Helping kids is good sense – and popular

Helping kids is good sense – and popularBy Jonathan Small, President of OCPAOklahoma ranks poorly in national comparisons of educational achievement. This year lawmakers have a proven way to start improving those statistics.Senate Bill 407 would increa…