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OK Voter Newsletter, September 2016

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To build our statewide network, share ideas and updates, and to make the League's good work more visible the OK Voter is sent each month to all members and friends.  


Oklahoma City Chapter
Organizing Meeting

When 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

10 am to Noon

Where
Elemental Coffee
815 N Hudson Ave. 
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
 

Everyone in the Oklahoma City area, including current members, those interested in rebuilding the Oklahoma City chapter, and those who want to find out more are invited. 

RSVP and Questions

membership@lwvok.org

See you there!

A BIG CHALLENGE

 
2016 is a BIG ELECTION YEAR

The state League is doing more this year to provide voter information across the state than in any previous election cycle. 

Look for a BIG announcement coming soon about our work with a coalition of media partners to produce the  Oklahoma Voter Guide, a printed voters' guide with complete information on all the state questions, which will be available to voters in every part of the state.

We're very excited about this opportunity. And, your contributions are needed more than ever.

Will you make a tax-deductible gift of $10, $25 or $100 to help?

Donate here


Many thanks to those of you who've already contributed. 
Ready to join the League or renew your membership?  It's easy to do online. Just click the button!
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Oklahoma City
Turning the Page to a New Chapter 

Oklahoma CityThe League of Women Voters has a new—or renewed—chapter forming in Oklahoma City. 

With its distinguished history and membership, the Oklahoma City chapter had made a name for itself in the capital city.
Oklahoma City's first woman mayor, Patience Latting, shown here aboard the USS Oklahoma City, said her League membership encouraged her to get involved in politics.
Erica MackeyState Board Member at Large, Erica Mackey, shown left with LWVOK President Sheila Swearingen, said she got interested in the League because of its history of voter education, and added that it seemed like a good group to join. Mackey is an energetic young attorney from Oklahoma City who is talking up the League with friends and colleagues, and organizing the work to rebuild the chapter,

Members in the Oklahoma City area include a younger generation ready to get involved, as well as long-time activists and advocates who have been waiting for a chapter to form once again in Oklahoma City.

And, yes the League IS a good group to join.

Stillwater League Phone Team: Calls for Change

Stillwater League Phone Team: L to R, front row. Pat Jaynes, Judy Clay, Deanna Homer; back row: Jan Largent, Sue Garzon, Cassie Reed. Not pictured: Joanne Murer and Kay Murphy.
The Stillwater League's Phone Team has completed its first year of a pilot project.  Was it successful?  

Team leader Sue Garzon says, "The goal of the phone lobby team was to let our legislators know about selected legislation that we, as League members, supported or opposed. Our reasoning was that if five or more phone lobbyists called about a bill, the legislator would pay attention to it."

Advocates have long been told that just five calls on an issue will bring it to a legislator's attention.  But how did this work in practice?

Read the full report to find out, and to get inspired to form a phone lobby team in your area.
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