An Update from the LWVMT

Lynn Staggs Blog Post, News and Updates

I’m not saying anything new when I say we don’t know how things will continue to evolve with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. But one thing is for sure – we will have an election in November. Even during the Civil War and the 1918 flu epidemic, general elections were never cancelled. We don’t know what the 2020 election will …

Notary Seal Requirement

Lynn Staggs Announcement, Blog Post

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa commends the Tulsa World for its editorial on April 10 encouraging the Oklahoma Legislature to reconsider state absentee laws requiring notary seals for the 2020 election cycle. Oklahoma is one of only two states that require absentee ballots be notarized in order to be counted on Election Day. In light of the …

A Letter to the Mayor

Lynn Staggs Blog Post

In a letter written January 9, 2020, to the Honorable Mayor G.T. Bynum: Dear Mayor Bynum,  Over the past few months, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa embarked on a series of meetings to better understand the issue of racial bias in policing. We met with our membership, city leadership, and the community at-large. We also studied the Tulsa Equality Indicators, the Human Rights Watch report, and heard from a local citizen commission.   The result …

On Financial Support of the League

Lynn Staggs Blog Post

I recently watched “Iron Jawed Angels”, a historical film released in 2004, which served as a strong reminder to me that women literally risked their lives to earn the right to vote.  Iron Jawed Angels was the nickname the press at that time gave women activists working to get the right to vote. Next year marks 100 years of women …

On Membership with the League

Lynn Staggs Blog Post

When this year’s board met for the first time in July, it was a no-brainer that one of the areas we needed to focus on was increasing membership. Because we haven’t had a focused membership campaign in the last couple of years, our membership numbers have dropped. So the membership committee, chaired by Anne Williams, has been reaching out to …