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Capitol Day

  • Oklahoma State Capitol 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK, 73105 United States (map)

This is a day for regular folks who care about our state and our communities to take some time off of work and actually meet face-to-face with our state legislators about the state budget crisis. We've all been complaining about stuff on social media long enough; now let's have the conversations in person. The state may be broke, but we're not broken - there are a lot of totally reasonable, common-sense solutions for increasing revenue available. We just need to encourage our lawmakers toward them.

This isn't a rally...it's more of a group outing. If you've never been to the Capitol before, that's fine. I've only done this kind of thing a couple of times before. Last month we had more than 70 people attend, so this month we're getting a bigger room!

Remember: Decisions are made by people who show up. I hope you'll be one of them.

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**SCHEDULE**
9:00am Meet & greet as a group (Blue Room, 2nd floor of Capitol)
9:15am A few legislators will speak to the group
10:00am Visit legislators' offices / observe House & Senate if they're in session
12:00pm Lunch on your own
1:30pm Visit legislators' offices / observe House & Senate if they're in session, and then leave whenever you'd like.
6:00pm Capitol Crawl (March 22nd) begins!

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PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Park in the South Lot (the big lot in the middle of Licoln Blvd where the tall oil derrick is) or in the East Lot (due east of the Capitol, next to the Governor's mansion). If you park in the East Lot, the tunnel under Lincoln is OPEN, so you don't have to dodge traffic.

Enter the building through the south or east entrance, proceed through security, and then go up to the 2nd Floor to the Blue Room, which is located in the NE corner of the building.

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WHAT TO EXPECT
You can expect a bunch of regular folks just like you, most of whom have never done this kind of thing, but who care deeply for the future of this great state. You can expect a lot of smiles and name tags and bright red "Let's Fix This" buttons, because we're all in this together and we want our legislators to know who we are. You can expect to meet some new people and have some conversations. It'll be relaxed and fun and probably really interesting. 

And at the end of the day, you can expect to feel ridiculously awesome because you did something that the other 4 million people in this state didn't have the courage to do - you showed up. As an added bonus, you'll probably also make some new friends.

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HOW TO PREPARE
1. First of all: don't be nervous. Everyone is always nervous about talking to their representatives, but remember: they work for YOU. In fact, if you want to be technical, you own the building! 

2. Find out who your representatives are. You can do so online by entering your address here: http://www.oklegislature.gov/FindMyLegislature2.aspx?Address&Address2&City&Zip 

3. Find your words. Decide which issues are most important to you., describe your connection to the issue, and what solutions to the problem you support. Here's a form to help you: https://letsfixthisok.org/s/letter-to-my-legislator.pdf

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IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS
Feel to DM me.
You are welcome to come for part of the day or the whole thing. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a Capitol Crawl (March 22nd) in theUptown23rd (NW 23rd Street, just west of the Capitol) where you can hang out and interact with legislators and other Let's Fix This supporters in a more relaxed environment. Check out that event page for details!

Earlier Event: March 20
Late Night
Later Event: March 22
Capitol Crawl