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May 13, 2013

OK-SAFE Citizen Involvement Training Class – 5/18/13 in Guthrie, OK

OK-SAFE, Inc. –  Mark your calendar for another OK-SAFE Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process Training class.

Upcoming events

Next Class – Guthrie, OK

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 424, E. Warner, Guthrie, OK
Hosts: Arthur and Sheila Briesch
Hosts have asked that attendees email them at heartlandmech@aol.com to reserve a seat at this presentation.

OK-SAFE’s training classes are in-depth, un-sissified working sessions.

Classes are broken up into three parts, starting with the basics for beginners, moving on to how and when to lobby, then to the more advanced subjects of how to read a bill with understanding, understanding political doublespeak, on to who and what is influencing legislation in Oklahoma.

Attendees will come out of this class better informed, more confident in their ability to communicate with elected officials, better able to track and follow legislation, and more informed about the potential impact proposed legislation could have on this state.

These training classes are free and open to the public.  Handouts will be provided; please bring your own notebook computers. A small donation may be asked to offset expenses.

If your group or organization would like to schedule addition training classes please contact OK-SAFE at oksafe@windstream.net.

Hope to see you there.

December 19, 2012

Save the Date! Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process Training Classes

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OK-SAFE, Inc. –  Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process Training classes.

Barring the end of the world, 2013 will soon be upon us.  With it comes the beginning of another Oklahoma Legislative session.

That means it is also time for OK-SAFE’s annual Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process training classes so mark you calendars.

Upcoming events

OK-SAFE’s training classes are in-depth, un-sissified working sessions.

Classes are broken up into three parts, starting with the basics for beginners, moving on to how and when to lobby, then to the more advanced subjects of how to read a bill with understanding, understanding political doublespeak, and who and what is influencing legislation in Oklahoma.

Attendees will come out of this class better informed, more confident in their ability to communicate with elected officials, better able to track and follow legislation, and more informed about the potential impact proposed legislation could have on this state.

The following dates, times and locations have been confirmed for three training classes.  Class details will be noted in our next newsletter.

Tulsa Area:

  • Saturday, January 12, 2013.  9 am to 12:30 pm at Heartland HQ Building, 1008-B N. Hickory Ave., Broken Arrow, OK, 74012
  • Saturday, February 2, 2013.  9 am to 12:30 pm at Spirit Life Church, 5345 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74105

Oklahoma City Area:

  • Saturday, January 26, 2013.  9 am to 12:30 pm at The Village Library, 103o7 N. Penn Ave., OKC, OK  73120

These training classes are free and open to the public.  Handouts will be provided; please bring your own notebook computers. A small donation may be asked to offset expenses.

If your group or organization would like to schedule addition training classes please contact OK-SAFE at oksafe@windstream.net.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

January 18, 2011

OK-SAFE Training Sessions – Tulsa

The Oklahoma Legislative Session begins on Monday, February 7, 2011, runs for 16 weeks, and ends on May 27, 2011.

Building on last year’s citizen training, OK-SAFE will be conducting 2 training sessions entitled Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process. (NOTE: The OKC session was conducted 1/15/2011.)

These meetings are subject-specific, and graduated by level of ability and interest. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers, note-taking material, and refreshments as these are working meetings.

  • Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: The HQ Building, 1008-B N. Hickory Ave., Broken Arrow, OK.    

Preliminary Agenda is detailed below.

1st Hour –

  • Introductory – The Basics. 1) Overview of the OK Legislative Process; 2) Identifying your legislator; 3) Contact information and lists; 4) Writing emails; 5) Making the OK Legislature and OSCN websites your home pages.

2nd Hour – 

  • Intermediate -Building on Hour 1. 1) The legislative process, including interim studies, introduced bills;  bill committee assignments; 2) The committee process; when to advocate for a bill; 3) Creating group email lists for House and Senate committees; 4) Understanding the role of Speaker/ Pro-Temp, Floor Leader, and Whips.  

3rd Hour –

  • Advanced – Taking off the Rose-Colored Glasses. 1) How to read a bill with understand; which OK titles of law to examine; 2) Understanding political doublespeak, i.e, smaller, smarter government, small business, advanced, quality job, knowledge-based economy; 3) The Quality Jobs Program Act; PrimeWIN; OSU-UML, the ‘contract verifier’ for OK; 4) Tax incentives/earmarks; who is benefiting from the passage of legislation.

These meetings are free and open to the public; however, we are asking for a small donation to cover the cost of printed material and room rental. 

Psalm 118: 8,9 – “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man; It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”

October 3, 2009

OK-SAFE Action Forum OKC Oct. 8, 2009!

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Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process – Training Session October  8th, 2009
 
Update: OK-SAFE, Inc. has now secured a meeting location in the Oklahoma City area for our monthly OK-SAFE Action Forums.  Action Forums are open to the public and free to attend. 
 
The next OK-SAFE Action Forum will be Thursday, Oc. 8, 2009.  Details below.
 
Details:
Location: The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvannia (Penn) Ave, The Village, OK
Dates: The 2nd Thursday of every month: 10/8/09, 11/12/09, 12/10/09
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Meeting Room: A or B (room will have a sign)
Subject: The October 8th meeting subject will be the OK-SAFE no-spin presentation of Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process OK-SAFE Training materials will be provided to the audience.
 
OK-SAFE meets the 1st Thursday of the month in Tulsa a the Hardesty Regional Library, 93rd & S. Memorial Dr., and now the 2nd Thursday of the month in the OKC area at The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvannia Ave., The Village.
 
Disclaimer: The library is not a sponsor of this meeting, only a meeting location.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Amanda Teegarden
Executive Director
OK-SAFE, Inc.

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