Civic Engagement and Muslims: A Matter of Vital Importance

Civic Engagement and Muslims: A Matter of Vital Importance

“What issue matters the most to you?” This was a question I asked because it was what I was supposed to say. At the time, I didn’t realize how significant the answer I received truly was. It was March 4th, 2019 and a gathering of individuals from the Muslim community...
Legislative Update March, 2019

Legislative Update March, 2019

This session started out with nearly 3,000 bills filed. Now, after last week’s deadline for them to pass out of their chamber of origin, less than 1,000 are left. This session has, thus far, had a different vibe than recent past years. There’s more of an air or...
Running a Successful Grassroots Campaign- guest post by JoBeth Hamon

Running a Successful Grassroots Campaign- guest post by JoBeth Hamon

It’s still hard for me to believe, but just a few weeks ago I was elected to be the city councilor for Ward 6 of Oklahoma City. I still have until April 9 before I am sworn in and am grateful for this time to meet with city staff and prepare to take office. Over the...
Cautiously Optimistic for the 2019 Legislative Session

Cautiously Optimistic for the 2019 Legislative Session

The State of the State Address by newly elected Governor Kevin Stitt started by reiterating his commitment to “make Oklahoma a top ten state.” He gave a three-pronged approach to achieve this lofty goal. The first being to bring talent from across the state to serve...
CAIR-OK’s First Annual Legislative Summit

CAIR-OK’s First Annual Legislative Summit

Wrapping up 2018 Lani Habrock, CAIR Oklahoma Government Affairs Director, had sent out a survey to CAIR OK members to ascertain what issues members regarded as important for CAIR OK to tackle in the 2019 legislative year. The results came back from the survey that...

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