Phone Lobby Success
Organized by Sue Garzon, Stillwater League and LWVOK board member, the Stillwater Phone Lobby Team began a new demonstration project with a big win.
The first calls were made to oppose Senate Bill 1324, legislation that would have weakened early childhood education in Oklahoma.
The team learned the following week that the Education Committee had killed the bill, and felt that quite possibly their calls had been considered as the committee deliberated.
The Stillwater Phone Lobby Team consists of five Stillwater League members, all of whom were invited by Sue Garzon to join the team. She reports, "I also invited a friend who recently moved from St. Louis, where she was a League member, to Enid."
Team members were given basic information about how to do phone lobbying, and got details and talking points for Senate Bill 1324. After making their first calls, the team members were asked to report back team leader Garzon.
Future Phone Lobby Teams
By including a team member from a different district, the team will be able to evaluate the possibility of including citizen phone lobbyists from around the state. This could give members without local Leagues an opportunity to participate and take action on important issues.