Daily Oklahoma editorial in favor of ballot access

March 21, 2007, Daily Oklahoman Editorial says:

Libertarians aren’t deterred by their recent court loss. They’re headed next to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. We applaud them for their perseverance and wish them well in their pursuit.

Source: http://www.newsok.com/article/3029459/

This refers to Oklahoma’s restrictive ballot access law that the Libertarian Party is challanging. For more info:
http://oklp.org/ballot.html and http://www.oklp.org/obar/index.html

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Green Party of Oklahoma endorses Department of Peace

The GPOK Cooperative Council has approved the following statement of endorsement for the Department of Peace Campaign. We encourage Oklahoma Green Party locals (as well as Green Parties in other states) to consider similar endorsements.

For more info about the Department of Peace, see http://www.thepeacealliance.org/

For contact info on efforts in Oklahoma see this site.

Volunteers are needed, especially in Congressional Districts not currently represented (2, 3 and 4 as of this writing).
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Oklahoma’s Clean Water Needs Your Help!

From Susie Shields of Oklahoma Sustainability Network:

Please call your state representative and ask him/her to vote no on HB
1470

Dear Friends of Oklahoma’s Environment:

Oklahoma’s clean water protections are under attack at the State Capitol. The animal factory corporations responsible for polluting some of our most important rivers and streams are working hard to secure a legislative “pass” for their activities.
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Medical marijuana bill introduced in Oklahoma legislature

From NORML.ORG:

Support Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma!

Dear NORML Supporter:

NORML is pleased to announce that Senate Bill 875, an act to establish a legislative task force to study and make recommendations regarding the medical use of marijuana, has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature and referred to the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee. (Read the full text of the bill: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html.)
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New OK-KS-TX Passenger Rail Alliance

Evan Stair, Executive Director of PassengerRailOk.org, writes:

We just kicked off a new multi-state Passenger Rail Alliance http://www.NorthFlyer.org. This alliance is intended to get the “next step up” from regular grass roots movements with Mayors and City Councils involved with asking for more passenger rail for the region. The following story was released in the Wichita Eagle newspaper as a result of our work last weekend in Wichita.

We are asking people in Oklahoma to write to Governor Brad Henry to listen to this alliance as citizen input is paramount to our purpose. If you could write him and ask him to pay attention to this issue (that of working with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to operate the current Oklahoma City to Fort Worth Heartland Flyer on to Kansas City through Wichita) we would be appreciative. As all of you know, grass roots work is hard and sometimes disappointing, but we all have to work to take back our government from Corporate America. This is our contribution.
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