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28
Jul

Why Join the League of Women Voters

I believe in service to both the small and large community
And so I am a member of the LWV.

I believe in personal responsibility for our environment, our schools, our families, and our cities.
And so I’m a member of the LWV.

I believe in seeking the truth, even when the answer is not popular, or even believed.
And so I am a member of the LWV.

Most of all, I believe in myself.  I value my opinion. I value my vote.
And so, especially for this reason, I am a member of the LWV.

Quote from 1991 LWV of Oklahoma newsletter, in-coming state chair Kathy Hinkle

Call the League office to join today!

 

31
Jul

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Matter Alleging NVRA Violations

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Over the past year, the League worked with a variety of organizations to ensure the Oklahoma State Election Board was complying with certain statutes of National Voter Registration Act. As of today, we can announce that a settlement has been reached to provide more effective voter registration opportunities to citizens throughout the state.

Find all of the information here.

 

13
Jul

Meet the Member: Elizabeth Harris

Want to know who makes the League special? We’ve started an initiative to feature our membership on our “Meet the Member Mondays” blog series. Check back often to learn more about our members, see the diversity of our membership and see why they think the League’s work is important.

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Name: Elizabeth Harris

Day job: Data Analyst for Growing Together

3 words to describe you:  Caffeinated, Passionate, and

Why are you involved with the League:  Voting is the most direct way we, as citizens, can influence the direction of our country, state, and city.

My favorite experience with LWV has been:  I really enjoy voter forums because it makes me hopeful that apathy hasn’t completely taken over.

On the weekend, you can find me:  One of Tulsa’s awesome coffee shops, visiting friends, working on my house

Favorite Tulsa restaurant:  I can’t choose!

Favorite vacation destination:  Anywhere with friends and a good view

People would be surprised to know:  Baking is my ultimate stress reliever.  I also really like mowing my lawn

Words to live by:  “He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools” Confucius

If your day had 25 hours, what would you use the extra hour for:   Sleep

One item you can’t leave home without:  My purse

Favorite meal:  My Mom’s pot roast

Beverage of choice:  Coffee

Who is your hero:  My great aunt Ruby

Biggest pet peeve:  Apathy

What makes you laugh:  Parks and Rec

Best movie seen/book read lately:  Love & Mercy, about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

What should be taught in school that isn’t currently:  Data literacy: not necessarily the math of statistics, but what questions should I ask when presented with data from various sources like the media or politicians

Favorite Tulsa activity:  Brunch and Philbrook

One word to describe Tulsa:  Home

8
Jul

Madam President

We all know her…

The woman who isn’t afraid to lead, isn’t afraid to speak up, and never shies away from serving her community…Now you can honor her.

Join us on August 26th as we kick off our newest event – Madam President. Find all the event details here.

5
Jun

House District 73 Candidate Forum

The League will host a candidate forum for the open seat in State House District 73. HD73 contains downtown Tulsa and much of North Tulsa (see map). Seven candidates have declared for the winner-take-all primary.

The candidate forum is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, July 7th  at 6:30 pm at the Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus, Large Auditorium.