Shailaja Marion Blog Post

As a community, we are grieving. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many unnamed black men and women are heartbreaking and unacceptable. We believe black lives matter. At the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa, we work to defend democracy and empower voters, but that cannot happen if members of our community live in …

Call to Action: Decreasing Barriers to Voting

Shailaja Marion Announcement

EDIT: The Senate is currently discussing SB 210 (formerly SB 1779). Please contact your Senators ASAP. Action needed today! Moving swiftly to negate Monday’s Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling, Oklahoma lawmakers expect to push legislation through the House of Representatives that would reinstate the notarization requirement. SB 1779 bill would largely overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on absentee ballot notarization. SB 1779 …

A Case for Advocacy

Shailaja Marion Announcement

The February 25th Breakfast Meet-up will be focused on a discussion of using the League Positions for advocacy. For a review: Presentation on legislative bill tracking State Impact Oklahoma issues to watch; Day of Action at the Capitol, organized by LWV Oklahoma When: Tuesday, February 25th Where: Dilly DinerTime: 7:00am – 8:00amRSVP: Here

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 …