In Oklahoma, our elected officials need our support to pass legislation which will change our tax code and provide adequate funding not only for our public schools but also for a variety of important social services. Our legislative session is almost over, and legislators have not taken steps to address the budget shortfall for next year which is over $1 billion. This shortfall is not entirely due to declining oil and gas prices, it also is happening because our elected officials have not acted to close costly tax loopholes and increase taxes. Many things are worth paying taxes for! This includes high quality PUBLIC schools, as well as a variety of other vital public services.

I recorded and shared several videos today which I am sharing with my elected officials via YouTube and social media, and I encourage you to do the same. It is NOT OK for the Oklahoma legislature to destructively underfund our public schools and vital public services. Speak out, join me in prayer, and take action to change this political morass. We live in a representative democracy. Let’s exercise our rights of speech, assembly, and full participation as citizens in the political process. Let’s transform our Oklahoma political culture together.


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