Tulsa 9.12 Project Nov. '17 Meeting


Election 2018 Starts NOW!

Speaking at our November meeting is OK Lt. Governor Candidate, Matt Pinnell and Tulsa blogger, Michael Bates explaining the charter amendments on the November 14 ballot for City of Tulsa. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions about issues of importance to you and your family.

Oklahoma Lt. Governor Candidate - Matt Pinnell

Matt Pinnell is a proud Oklahoman who has devoted his professional career to advancing our conservative causes and principles. Matt served as the Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman, where he focused on charting a new course for the state party and helped deliver incredible victories for the hard-working men and women of Oklahoma and their families.

The youngest state Republican Party chairman in the country at the time of his election, Matt helped the party secure all five congressional seats and every statewide elected office simultaneously for the first time in Oklahoma history.

In 2013, Matt went to work for conservatives as National State Party Director at the Republican National Committee, helping elect a Republican majority to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and helping Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Most recently, he lead the transition of the newly-appointed Republican National Committee Chairman.
Matt Pinnell knows what it takes to fight for smaller government, less regulation, and a pro-growth business environment. As our Lt. Governor, he will achieve that and more for Oklahoma families and job creators.

Along with his wife, Lisa, Matt Pinnell grew a business after an idea for a new baby product became a reality in the kitchen of their Tulsa home. Now, the Pinnells' homegrown venture has turned into a successful international business.

Matt Pinnell understands the pressures and difficulties of being an entrepreneur and putting everything on the line for one's own business. Our government should focus on helping small business owners, not get in their way.
Matt Pinnell will use his first-hand business experience to be an effective and unwavering champion for small businesses in our state. Oklahomans work hard for their income...Matt will work just as hard to protect it.

Matt Pinnell was raised here in the Sooner State and lives in Tulsa with his wife, Lisa, and their four children. As a graduate of Oral Roberts University, Matt was reminded of its founder's challenge to "make no little plans here." It was central to the DNA of the university- and it's been central to how he's lived his life ever since.

Matt is a proud Christian family man who will always remain rooted to our ways and preserve our traditions. Matt wants Oklahoma to be a state where any American can call home.

The son of two public servants, Matt knows running for Lt. Governor is more than just about policy, it is about servant leadership. Matt will work tirelessly to ensure that a prosperous Oklahoma future is made a reality for today's families and generations to come.

Michael Bates - Explains the Proposed City Charter Changes on Nov 14th Ballot

Michael Bates is a long time friend to conservatives and a strong voice of reason in Oklahoma politics. Michael is a local blogger whose thoughts and opinions are greatly respected. His blog can be found at Batesline.com

From Batesline.com
By Michael Bates on October 17, 2017

It may come as some surprise to you that the City of Tulsa is holding a special election four weeks from today, Tuesday, November 14, 2017. There won't be any names on the ballot, nor any taxes or general obligation bonds. The ballot will consist of seven proposed amendments to the City Charter which were approved by the City Council over the course of the summer.

While the required public notices have been issued, and the proposals received some attention by news outlets, the official city websites seem to be ignoring the election. As of this writing, the election does not appear in the Calendar of Events on the official City Of Tulsa homepage:

Nor is there any mention of the election on the Tulsa City Council homepagecurrent news page, or archived news page (click to view screenshots of each), or on the official Twitter accounts of the City of Tulsa or the Tulsa City Council.
1. Summary nuisance abatement
2. Electronic notice of Special Meeting
3. City resolutions with Emergency Clause
4. City elections to be moved to August
5. Change in membership of Election District Commission
6. Permit political activities by civil service employees and sworn public safety officers
7. Lockbox for funds generated by public safety tax

For the fourth or fifth time in the last 10 years (I've lost count), we will be voting on tinkering with election dates. Two other proposals would have an impact on elections -- the composition of the Election District Commission and allowing city employees under civil service protection to participate in political activity.

An election resolution for the first five of the proposed amendments was approved by the City Council on July 12, 2017, and approved by Mayor G. T. Bynum IV on July 17, 2017. Resolutions sending the sixth and seventh proposed amendments to the voters were approved on August 16, 2017.

Because the City Council chose to put these items on the ballot at a time when no state elections are being held, City of Tulsa taxpayers will bear the cost of opening nearly 200 polling places. According to 26 O. S. 13-311, these expenses include, but are not limited to "compensation for members of each precinct election board, per diem and mileage for the chairman and vice chairman of the county election board, the cost of supplies and ballots and the rental of polling places."

Thursday, November 9
6:30 PM
Spirit Life Church
55th and Peoria

** Candidates for public office will be recognized and allowed to speak briefly. Campaign materials are welcome and must be picked up at the close of meeting.
November 09, 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Spirit Life Church (Chapel)
5345 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105-6819
United States
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