Week 4 Legislative Session: Deadline Week

Week 4 Legislative Session: Deadline Week

Last week was a deadline week, meaning any bills that did not make it out of their committees are dead. We can all breathe a sigh of relief that bills such as SB 803, which would have made teaching systemic racism and gender discrimination a dangerous line to toe for...
Week 3 Legislative Session: Winter Weather & Peaceful Assembly

Week 3 Legislative Session: Winter Weather & Peaceful Assembly

Week three in the legislature was a frenzy as chambers swung between being open and closed due to the weather. Both chambers were closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the Senate stayed closed while the House ran business as usual. Thursday both chambers were in...
Week 2 of Legislative Session: Voter Access Successes and Failings

Week 2 of Legislative Session: Voter Access Successes and Failings

If you’ve been following along with CAIR-OK’s legislative updates you know that we are hyper focused on increasing voter access and strengthening our democracy. We care about this issue because minorities are disproportionately excluded from the ballot and until we...
What We’re Watching 2021 Legislative Session

What We’re Watching 2021 Legislative Session

Mile-High View Coming into the 2021 Legislative Session Thousands of bills have been filed for the 2021 legislative session. Here is a mile-high look at some of the bills and proposals we are seeing regarding CAIR-OK’s core issue areas. Voting Voter access has been in...
Conflicting Perspectives

Conflicting Perspectives

We all took a ragged-breath of relief after the November elections came and went without too much of a hitch, then another as we closed out an illustrious year of face masks and unemployment. But like a one-year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club, 2020 is the...

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