Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tools To Engage in Oklahoma's Political Process 2015


(This is a re-post of an earlier blog that somehow got deleted!)
As we move forward into the 2015 Oklahoma State Legislature, it will become important to have a list of block emails in order to be able to contact Oklahoma Representatives and Senators with concerns about legislation. Below are blocks of emails for the House and Senate. When you are ready to send an email, simply copy and paste this list of emails into your "TO" header and send. This is a much more efficient way of contacting ALL your state representatives. Of course, you can get all the information - including phone numbers - for your representatives here: http://www.oklegislature.gov/
You can even FIND your representatives if you are uncertain of who they may be! If you'd like, you can watch the video where I walk you through the use of the Oklahoma Legislature website. You can track bills, locate meeting times/dates and find contact information for your legislator, and much, much more: http://youtu.be/XFWal7Z0IdI
Here is another excellent website for information on the legislative session: http://thehouseandsenate.com/state-capitol/
Here's an explanation of how a bill becomes a law. If you ever hear that a bill is "in committee" or getting ready to "go to the floor", you can look at this road map and determine where it is in the process.

How A Bill Becomes A Law

                 HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW

As you can see, there is a wealth of information here on engaging in the political process, so JUST DO IT! No matter how much you may dislike politics, politicians make the laws that effect your level of liberty, so get involved!

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE EMAIL ADDRESSES:

anncoody@okhouse.gov, chad.caldwell@okhouse.gov, ed.cannaday@okhouse.gov, dennis.casey@okhouse.gov, donnie.condit@okhouse.gov, dan.fisher@okhouse.gov, katie.henke@okhouse.gov, jp.jordan@okhouse.gov, sallykern@okhouse.gov, jeanniemcdaniel@okhouse.gov, michael.rogers@okhouse.gov, jason.nelson@okhouse.gov, jadine.nollan@okhouse.gov, shane.stone@okhouse.gov, chuck.strohm@okhouse.gov, todd.thomsen@okhouse.gov


ALL HOUSE EMAIL ADDRESSES: 
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE EMAIL ADDRESSES:
fordj@oksenate.gov, sharp@oksenate.gov, brecheen@oksenate.gov, garrisone@oksenate.gov, halligan@oksenate.gov, jolley@oksenate.gov, paddack@oksenate.gov, quinn@oksenate.gov, shaw@oksenate.gov, smalley@oksenate.gov, sparks@oksenate.gov, stanislawski@oksenate.gov, thompson@oksenate.gov
ALL SENATE EMAIL ADDRESSES: