2016 is a busy and important year for the American political system. That means the League is busy as well. We are searching for volunteers to help out in any way they can- we will put you to work no matter your age, gender, or skill set! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the League please contact the Administrative Director, Jordan Koscielniak, at the League office, (918) 747-7933. We look forward to working with you!
Also, be on the lookout for our monthly Voter Registrar Training. This is an excellent resource to learn how to register voters and a wonderful, low commitment volunteer opportunity as well!
Update on the Education Bond Policy Task Force – Tulsa League members heartily agreed at the June 2015 annual meeting that they want to be able to endorse school bond elections. To accomplish this goal, they voted to study and work toward the adoption of a Tulsa school bond position in the 2015-2016 year.
Last summer an Education Bond Policy Task Force was appointed and its members have been at work throughout the year studying the school bond process and coming to agreement on broad concepts in preparation of formulating a position to endorse school bonds. The four members of the committee, chaired by Patti Mullen, will be reviewing bond oversight and accountability on April 19, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the League office. They will be interviewing Susan Harris, an education advocate for the Chamber; Ruth Ann Fate, a long term member of the Tulsa Public School Board; and Chris Hudgins, a TPS accountability administrator for tracking bond investments. If you would like to know more about how bond issues are developed, passed and monitored, come and be a part of this interview. Please phone or email the League office and let us know you will be there on April 19.
Join the North Tulsa Unit for an informative public meeting:
Life After Prison: A Community Dialogue featuring State Representative Regina Goodwin, “Who Can Vote?” and Kelly Doyle, State Director of Center for Employment Opportunities, “Hire Outside the Box Initiative”
April 16, 2016 | 2:00-3:30pm
Rudisill Library | 1620 N. Hartford
Host: LWVMT, North Tulsa Unit
Get Involved. Be in the Know. Join us at one of the Unit Meetings. Educated and informed voters are the key to our democracy. The meeting dates and study materials may be found below.
North Tulsa Unit: The North Tulsa Unit will not be meeting at their usual time this month. Do join them on Saturday, April 16th at 2:00pm at Rudisill Library for the public meeting “Life After Prison.”
Mid-Town Unit: Tuesday, April 19th at 11:30am-1:00pm. Meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the League office, 3336 E. 32nd Street, Suite 4. Lunch and visitation start at 11:30am (bring your own lunch). Meeting begins at 12:00pm.
Breakfast Unit: Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00am-8:00am. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the New Atlas Grill, located in the Courtyard Tulsa Downtown, 415 S. Boston Ave.
Mid-Town and Breakfast Unit Meetings Topic– “An Overview of Tulsa’s Positions and Policies” These are the basis of all our actions, along with the positions of the national and state leagues. Learn what our local positions are and how they affect the work we do.
Study Materials– Tulsa’s Positions
Question: Which policies are relevant and current?
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa, Tulsa Community College and The Frontier are hosting a candidate forum for the remaining candidates vying for the position of Tulsa County Sheriff. Rex Berry (Democrat) and Vic Regalado (Republican) will face off on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm at the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity (909 S. Boston). This is event is free and open to the public.
More information may be found here.