The Pathfinder Award Gala is the Tulsa League’s only fundraising event and we would love to see you there! Sponsorships and individual tickets are now available. Help us honor Professor Rodger Randle for his his outstanding contributions in both public service and higher education at the city, state and national levels.
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Mark you calendars for February 15! The newly chartered North East Oklahoma Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (NEOKCBTU) Chapter based in Tulsa will be hosting its 1st Annual Black History Awards Banquet in salute to Black History month. Awards will be presented and the program agenda will focus on the historical relationship of the labor movement, civil rights and the African American community.
It will be held at the Greenwood Cultural Center on February 15. A reception with a cash bar will start at 6pm and the dinner and program will start at 7pm. Donations for the banquet are $50.00/person and $500/table of ten. Please contact 918.859.4773 or email email@example.com for more information.
On January 16, Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced common sense legislation that would repair and restore the Voting Rights Act. This bipartisan effort to fix the damage done by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder is necessary to restore and protect the rights of voters across the country.
Tell Congress you support the Voting Rights Act!
Restoring the Voting Rights Act is common sense policy that will help prevent racial and language discrimination in our elections and protect the fundamental right to vote for all Americans. The legislation introduced today will modernize the Voting Rights Act and better protect all voters against discrimination at the ballot box.
Please urge your elected officials to support this important legislation and encourage them to act swiftly to move toward final passage.
Congress can pass this legislation this year and ensure that the electoral process is free, fair and accessible—but they need to know that you have their backs. Click here to tell Congress today that the Voting Rights Act needs to be repaired and restored this year.
In January, the Units met to brainstorm and discuss potential topics for LWVUS to study. Input from the Units will be reported to the Board in February and will be used to complete the form. LWVUS has requested that it be completed by March 2, 2014. The LWVUS uses this input from local Leagues to determine what recommended study will be presented at the June convention in Dallas.
The Committee has recommended to the Board that the Tulsa League NOT pursue the Agriculture consensus study because not enough time is allowed by the study time line to cover the amount of material provided and the number of consensus questions proposed (23 research papers, 11 complex consensus questions). If we were granted an extension, we would reconsider our decision. Our Board President sent a communication to the LWVUS and we are currently awaiting response.
Unit Meetings in February, March and April
Since we will not plan on pursuing the Agriculture consensus study, but do think that there are several topics included in the study materials that would interest members, we propose that Unit Meeting discussions focus on the following topics in the coming months:
• February – “Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food System”
• March – “Food Labeling: FDA and USDA”
• April – “Overview of Agricultural Subsidy”
Unit Meetings May through December
It is anticipated that a number of State questions will appear on the November 2014 ballot. The Tulsa League will monitor those potential questions and determine if LWVMT and/or Unit Meetings should be devoted to such questions or if other topics may be more relevant for study. It is possible that additional Agriculture study topics may be considered for the late-Spring and Summer months. We will keep everyone updated.