The Balcony Was Flushed in Red

The Balcony Was Flushed in Red

The House chamber balcony is flushed in red. Two grassroots organizations in red t-shirts are here on this cold Monday in February. A group advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) wear red in solidarity with the Native American women...
Big topics: State of the State Address and CAIR-OK’s Take On It

Big topics: State of the State Address and CAIR-OK’s Take On It

On Monday February 3rd, Governor Stitt kicked off the 2020 legislative session with his yearly State of the State Address. This speech sets the tone for the year with a review of last session and an outline of the governor’s policy goals for 2020. Here are the...
What You Should Know About The Latest Muslim Ban

What You Should Know About The Latest Muslim Ban

Just a few days after the third anniversary of the first Muslim Ban, the Trump administration has expanded its travel restrictions targeting even more Muslims and immigrants of color. The expanded Ban includes Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar, Eritrea, and...
Oklahoma Bill is Anti-Speech

Oklahoma Bill is Anti-Speech

A bill filed for the 2020 legislative session seeks to exclude private business owners from state markets if their political ideologies don’t line up with that of the authors’. House Bill 3967, by Reps. Mark McBride, R-Moore, and Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, restricts...
When Everyone Counts – Everyone Wins

When Everyone Counts – Everyone Wins

In 2010, I was 27 years old and had just embarked upon a new chapter in my life: a Master’s degree program, my recent marriage to the love of my life, and a new career. I was not, nor had I ever been, truly concerned with issues related to politics or my own...
CAIR-OK 2020 Policy Platform

CAIR-OK 2020 Policy Platform

Each year, CAIR Oklahoma (CAIR-OK) develops policy priorities to advance key issues and promote civic engagement among Oklahoma Muslims. The priorities are informed by research, community interest, and CAIR-OK’s mission, and is approved by our Board of Directors. If...

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