It would seem to be a no brainer, that your representatives assigned to various committees would actually consider the bills brought before them. However, ask any activist involved for more than one cycle if you want to hear the war stories!
The House officially convenes on Monday, February 6, and their first order of business will be to adopt the rules which will govern how they operate for the session. On that day, a representative will propose the adoption of the “Open Government Rule,” which states, “A bill shall be heard and receive a vote in committee if the primary author requests it in writing; and a bill, having passed committee, shall be heard and receive a vote on the House floor if the primary author requests it in writing.”
Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process – January 28
The 2016 legislative session begins Monday, February 6, 2016 and we need to be prepared. There will be many bills that require our attention – being trained in how to be effective is necessary for success.
Amanda Teegarden’s Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process training classes are in-depth working sessions.
2016 is the year not just Oklahomans but American voters spoke loudly and clearly regarding the direction they want to see our state and country go. The 2016 election was a mandate to our elected officials that the time has come to get the job done. No more excuses!
Oklahoma has super majorities in the House and Senate as well as hold every elected statewide position, the people have spoken, “Get ‘er done!”
Many have asked me how I will be voting and if I have recommendations, so I’m sharing with you the organizations and people I value for their research and explanation of state questions as well as how I plan to vote November 8th. Let me preface this by saying, we need to think long and…
PSO vs The People: Who’s Lying Now? PSO has claimed: Smart Meters Don’t Collect Personal Data And yet, on August 15, 2016, the Attorney General’s office sent a letter to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission instructing them to adopt rules protecting our personal privacy in the Electric Utility Rules (Chapter 35 of Title 165). These rules…
Congratulations to all the nominees!
The Defenders of Liberty: Grassroots Activism Awards is an annual awards banquet organized by grassroots activists for grassroots activists in Oklahoma. Established in 2013.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:30 AM
WHERE: DoubleTree Downtown Hilton – 616 W 7th St, Tulsa, OK 74127
Spread the word and let the fun begin Sept. 20th – thru Oct. 30th
Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 9 to 5 prescheduled groups
Fri. – Sat. 9 to 9 general admission Fri. & Sat. fire pit evenings 4 to 7
Sun. 1 to 5 general admission
Is it ‘fair’ or ‘ethical’ to post information about a person or group to a closed Facebook page where those being discussed are not allowed to defend themselves?
Is a ‘closed’ Facebook page a ‘private’ environment? Is anything truly private on the internet? If so, is it private among 20 thousand members? Can information from inside the group be shared outside the group to influence others?
What does it say about a person who would thank those who post personal attacks about others? Can that person be judged to be impartial?
Is ‘guilt by association’ a rhetorical devise or a logical devise? What about ‘character assassination’?
Should we hope to have representatives in government who are logical and impartial?
And yes there will be a test, the next time you vote!
Read the story via OKGrassroots – Teacher Caucus / Oklahomans for Public Education: Rhetoric, Dishonesty and Inconsistent Loyalties