My Time As Government Affairs Intern: Joshua Davis

My Time As Government Affairs Intern: Joshua Davis

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have spent this spring as a government affairs intern for CAIR throughout the legislative session. The experience was not only rewarding for my professional aspirations but also deeply personal. I wanted to be an...
2021 Legislative Session Wrap Up

2021 Legislative Session Wrap Up

It has been a long and eventful 2021 legislative session. Many important bills affecting minorities passed through the legislature on partisan lines. It’s difficult to have fair policy making with a super majority on either side. As I watched far-leaning agendas...
Week 16 Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Budget

Week 16 Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Budget

Sine Die is this Friday May 28th 5pm. Thursday, the legislature passed a budget appropriating $8.8 billion for Fiscal Year 2022, which starts July 1. Here are some of the highlights of where your money will be going over the next year: $800 million in savings...
Week 15 Legislative Session: Israel, Redistricting, and Firearms… oh my!

Week 15 Legislative Session: Israel, Redistricting, and Firearms… oh my!

On Friday CAIR-OK issued a press release condemning the passage of resolution HR 1035 in blind support of Israeli actions against Palestinians. Democrats in the House opposed the resolution stating it does not seek peace nor does it recognized the suffering of the...
Week 13 Legislative Session: Amendments With Little Time Spent on the Floor

Week 13 Legislative Session: Amendments With Little Time Spent on the Floor

This week legislators have been working on amendments with little time spent on the floor. Thursday the seemingly only bill on the House agenda was HB 1775 which bans higher education from conducting race-based or sexual diversity training. This bill does not allow...

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