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Getting Involved

Thomas Jefferson once said: “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Oklahoma’s participation rate in recent elections is the lowest in the nation. That’s right - 50th out of 50.   Our legislature is not accepting defeat on this issue. In 2021, Oklahoma was one of a handful of states to...

The Tulsa Mayoral Race Heats Up

Candidates looking to challenge Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum are campaigning during a summer like no other. “We are in a really challenging year in Tulsa, with the global pandemic, a national recession, significant budget drops for cities across the state and a tremendous amount of turmoil around longstanding racial issues in our country,” says Bynum, 42, who seeks a second...

The COVID-19 Bounceback

Oklahomans demonstrated concern for their neighbors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home, washing their hands and donning face masks for essential trips. Due to city or state mandates, many people closed or curtailed their businesses, knowing they might never recover from the financial setback. Gov. Kevin Stitt says that same level of common sense and caring...

‘How to Govern in a Diverse Society’

Online Exclusive The country’s youngest mayor in a city with more than 500,000 people promotes diversity as the key to socioeconomic prosperity. He’s not a liberal from California. He’s not a Democrat from New York. He’s Oklahoma City-born-and-bred David Holt, whose term as head of municipal government enters its eighth month in December. “Quite frankly, we’ve been led by white males from northwest...