The 2016 legislative session begins Monday, February 1, 2016 and we need to be prepared. There will be many bills that require our attention - being trained in how to be effective is necessary for success.
Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process training classes are in-depth working sessions prepared and taught by Amanda Teegarden.
Attendees will come out of these classes better informed, more confident in their ability to communicate with elected officials. Attendees will be able to read, track and follow legislation for themselves. Understanding the potential impact of proposed legislation is important not only for us, but for our families and the state of Oklahoma.
Classes are broken up into three parts (time allowing): Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Introductory - This covers the basics of citizen involvement, including an overview of Oklahoma's legislative process. Session includes identifying your elected officials; contacting and communicating with them; and utilizing the OK Legislature's websites.
Intermediate - Builds on the introductory information, and covers more specifics of the legislative process, including interim studies, and the course of a bill through the legislature. Session includes the roles of House and Senate committees and when to advocate for/against a bill, as well as when/how to contact Leadership.
Advanced - Includes how to read a bill with understanding; discerning political doublespeak; and who and what is influencing legislation in Oklahoma.
Why do we do this? A better-informed electorate makes for better government.
Let's do what we can to hold elected officials more accountable to the people and their oath of office. Not only at election time, but all the time.
* This is hands on training - bring your laptop, tablet and/or smart phone
Saturday, January 9
Americans for Prosperity HQ
3307 S. Harvard Ave., Suite C Tulsa, OK 74135
9AM - Noon
3307 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74135
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