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OK-SAFE Training Sessions – OKC and Tulsa

In activism on January 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

OK-SAFE Training Sessions – OKC and Tulsa

The Oklahoma Legislative Session begins on Monday, February 7, 2011,  runs for 16 weeks, and ends on May 27, 2011.

Building on last year’s citizen training, OK-SAFE will be conducting 2 training sessions entitled Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process.
These meetings are subject-specific, and graduated by level of ability and interest.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers, note-taking material, and refreshments as these are working meetings.
  • Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn Ave., The Village, OK (North Oklahoma City).
  • Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: The HQ Building, 1008-B N. Hickory Ave., Broken Arrow, OK.

Preliminary Agenda is detailed below.

1st Hour –

  • Introductory – The Basics. 1) Overview of the OK Legislative Process; 2) Identifying your legislator; 3) Contact information and lists; 4) Writing emails; 5) Making the OK Legislature and OSCN websites your home pages.

2nd Hour –

  • Intermediate -Building on Hour 1. 1) The legislative process, including interim studies, bills introduced, bill committee assignments; 2) The committee process; when to advocate for a bill; 3) Creating group email lists for House and Senate; 4) Understanding the role of Speaker/ Pro-Temp, Floor Leader, and Whips.

3rd Hour –

  • Advanced – Taking off the Rose-Colored Glasses. 1) Understanding political doublespeak, i.e, smaller, smarter government, small business, advanced, quality job, knowledge-based economy; 2) How to read a bill with understanding; which OK titles of law to examine; 3) The Quality Jobs Program Act; PrimeWIN; OSU-UML, the ‘contract verifier’ for OK; 4) Tax incentives; who is benefiting from the passage of legislation.

These meetings are free and open to the public; we are suggesting, however, a small donation to cover cost of printed material.


Learn to Track Legislation Thursday Jan 21st and Wed. 27

In Oklahoma Legislation, Oklahoma State Capitol on January 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

Free Legislative Tracking Training Jan 21st and 27th

Text and History of Bills (Bill Tracking System) Training

The Oklahoma State Senate website includes legislative bill tracking information, copies of all versions of bills including committee reports, daily agendas, meeting notices, calendars, and an array of useful information.  This information is available on the web site earlier than it is available in hard copy.  Many new features have been added to the system.  The training classes are open to everyone and will last approximately one hour.  This year the training will also be broadcast on the Senate’s website http://www.oksenate.gov. Select the link for audio and video in Room 419-C.

The training will be in the capitol on the following date:

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Room 511-A

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 419-A

Questions: 405.521.5687

The training will be in the capitol on the following date:

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Room 511-A

Citizen involvement in the state legislative process

In Accountability, activism, Oklahoma State Capitol on December 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm

From OK -SAFE, Inc. 12/22/09 Newsletter

The 2010 session of the 52nd Oklahoma Legislature will convene on Monday, February 1, 2010.

While voting is an important part of our civic responsibilities, it is only one part; participating at the local precinct level and engaging in the state legislative process are the other two components.

Time is short – Oklahomans can no longer afford to simply elect people to represent us and then ignore them after the election.

Citizen involvement in the state legislative process is crucial to restoring constitutional sovereignty and limiting the size of government in this state.  If we hope to restore constitutional limitations to government and to reclaim lost liberties, we must become engaged at the state level.

Toward that end, OK-SAFE, in conjunction with other Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance members, is conducting training classes in various cities in Oklahoma. [Check Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance calendar at their website for details.]

The next two OK-SAFE Action Forums will be a continuation of our training on Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process.  We will be helping citizens find their state elected officials; teach folks how to use the Oklahoma legislature website; and learn how to read and track bills.  [See Action Forum column for dates, times and locations.]

We are encouraging all Oklahomans to find their state elected officials and invite them out for a cup of coffee before session.  Explain your concerns and expectations for the upcoming session – i.e. no more growing government.

To find your state Representative and Senator, click here.

Put the legislator’s contact information in your cell phone and be ready to make those calls and visits to the Capitol beginning February 1, 2010.