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 …

Independent Commission for Redistricting

Lynn Staggs Blog Post

As a member of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa, I’ve heard more than one person say, “my vote doesn’t count, so why bother?”. Our country was built on checks and balances, designed to give the people the ultimate power at the ballot box to determine their representation in government. Democracy and a government “for the people, by …

National Voter Registration Day

Lacey Caywood Blog Post, News

This coming Tuesday marks the 7th annual National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day was created as a national holiday to celebrate our democracy and increase voter registration and turnout. It was also created bring broad awareness of voter registration opportunities and celebrate voter participation, our primary way to influence democracy. In 2018, 865,015 registrations were completed through hundreds …