Renewing our commitment to Action
Oklahoma League members renewed their commitment to action at both the State and Tulsa Annual League Meetings. Members are saying they want to take on a more active role as an advocacy organization. To accomplish this goal, the Oklahoma League’s Program Position Book, a basis for all action, must be up-to-date, and we, the membership must be knowledgeable about the public-policy positions to which we have found consensus. To learn more, open Oklahoma Voter Newsletter, Summer Edition, p 4 & 5.
Oklahoma’s local leagues will lead the way toward knowledge and action by offering a 2014-2015 study of the state’s program positions and providing feedback to the Oklahoma League if these positions should be retained, rewritten, restudied, archived, etc. Members attending Tulsa’s Unit Meetings will study three positions: The Corrections System, The Re-Integration of Female Offenders, and Mental Health, all timely issues. We hope you will join us at these meetings for friendship and for the opportunity to understand and influence the league’s positions on public policy.
Tulsa League Unit Meetings
Midtown meets from 11:30 to 1 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the League office, 3336 E. 32nd Street, Suite #4.
Breakfast Unit meets from 7 to 8 am on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the ONEOK Cafeteria, 100 W. 5th street, Lower Level, in downtown Tulsa.
Please call the League office, 918-747-7933, if you are interested in restarting or starting a discussion group in the evening or in another part of the city.
September’s Meeting Discussion Topic: The 3 State Questions on the ballot of the November 4 General Election.
What are your thoughts concerning these 3 state questions? What will you tell your friends when they ask what these questions are about and what they mean? Join us at the September Unit Meetings to discuss and learn.
SQ 769 amends Section 12 of Article 2 of the Oklahoma Constitution. The amendment would permit those serving in state offices of trust or profit to also hold certain military positions.
SQ 770 amends section 8E of Article 10 the Oklahoma Constitution. This section provides a homestead exemption to certain qualifying disabled veterans, and to the surviving spouse of qualified disabled veterans.
SQ 771 amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It would add a new Section 8F to Article 10. It would create a homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of military personnel who die in the line of duty.
The October Unit Meeting will begin the study of the LWVOK public policy positions. Be informed – Look for more information about Unit Meetings and the LWVOK Program Positions in the October issue of the Tulsa Voter Newsletter.