If you have been a previous visitor to Blue Oklahoma, you will find a few changes. Maybe more than a few! The site is in new hands, and while we want to build on the powerful legacy left to us by Kurt Hochenauer (who has moved out of state), we also want to turn a
We have to focus on not just registering Democrats, but getting them to vote. Every election! Trump/GOP voters are far more motivated for 2018 than Democrats. To win, the Democratic party must stand for bold change—not incrementalism. pic.twitter.com/yQrZRnrVjL — Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) July 21, 2017
Former state Senator Connie Johnson is an advocate for every progressive cause known, but she has a special calling to increase voter participation, and in particular to increase the use of absentee voting (vote by mail) among Oklahoma Democrats. Currently running for the Democratic nomination for Governor, Connie sent out this letter recently. Whomever you
Republished with permission from One World House. In conversation with hundreds of Oklahomans over the past couple of years and after years of analysis concerning systemic change in the Oklahoma context, I am convinced that Oklahoma needs three things to happen before we will be able to begin digging ourselves out of our current crisis,
Was the call among some Republican legislators for teacher raises just a sheer political calculation that made it seemed like they cared when they really knew an increase in pay for educators was never going to happen? It sure seems so now.
Reprinted with permission from One World House. Harold Hamm and Larry Nichols are desperate to keep Oklahoma’s gross production tax on oil and gas at extremely low levels because they know that if they keep it low again this year, they will likely be able to keep it low for a number of years to
Reprinted with permission from One World House. ` For most of its existence as a state, Oklahoma has been dependent on the fossil fuel industry as the driving force of its economy. There have been ups and downs, booms and busts, but Oklahoma’s history is a history that was fueled by oil and then by