OK-SAFE Training Sessions
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.
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
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, bills introduced, bill committee assignments; 2) The committee process; when to advocate for a bill; 3) Creating group email lists for House and Senate; 4) Understanding the role of Speaker/ Pro-Temp, Floor Leader, and Whips.
3rd Hour -
* Advanced - Taking off the Rose-Colored Glasses. 1) Understanding political doublespeak, i.e, smaller, smarter government, small business, advanced, quality job, knowledge-based economy; 2) How to read a bill with understanding; which OK titles of law to examine; 3) The Quality Jobs Program Act; PrimeWIN; OSU-UML, the 'contract verifier' for OK; 4) Tax incentives; who is benefiting from the passage of legislation.
These meetings are free and open to the public; we are suggesting, however, a small donation to cover cost of printed material.
OK-SAFE: Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise