Our statement on the pending tattoo legalization bill has been published as a letter to the editor in the Journal Record, an Oklahoma City business newspaper. For the full text of the letter (they made slight moderations to our press release), see the entry in GPOK co-chair James Branum’s blog, jmbzine.com.
The Norman Transcript covered the election day demonstrations to protest Oklahoma’s ballot access laws restricting third parties. The article is available online:
Third party supporters protest presidential ballot
Group says major party candidates don’t represent big portion of population
On election day, Nov. 2, The Oklahoma Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, published a story on the shut-out of third parties from the ballot in the state. Daily staff writer Sarah Waldrop interviewed Oklahoma Green Party co-chair James Branum for the article, which is available online.
Some people will not vote for any candidate due to lack of choice.
A forum on “Third Party Ballot Access” was presented by the OCU chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild on Oct. 14. The panel of speakers featured Rachel Jackson of the Oklahoma Green Party, Chris Powell of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party, and Thom Holmes of the Oklahoma Constitution Party. The forum was attended by students as well as the general public. Photos from the event were published along with a story also about Oklahoma third parties in the Oct. 20 issue of the Oklahoma Gazette (unfortunately they did not make that story available online).
The Green Party of Oklahoma was among several third parties featured in a segment of “Oklahoma Voices” on KGOU radio 105.7FM / 106.3FM (NPR affiliate in Norman) that explored the state’s strict ballot access laws. The program aired on Sunday, Sept. 1 and again on Sept. 13.
The story included interviews with Rachel Jackson (GPOK Co-chair), John Anderson (1980 presidential candidate), Richard Winger (of Ballot Access News), and also folks representing Oklahoma Libertarians and the Oklahoma State Election board).
Links to all of the show’s guests, as well as a transcript of the program are posted at: http://www.kgou.org/programming_okvoices.php