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Capitol Day - Special Session

Okay, so we have some good news and I have some bad news. Bad news first: Back in the spring, the Oklahoma legislature passed a cigarette fee/tax that was ruled unconstitutional, thereby leaving a $215 million hole in the state budget for this year. 

Now the good news: Governor Fallin has called them back for a "special session" to fix that budget hole AND she has instructed them to pass other bills to help prevent the state from having a huge budget hole every year AND she even encouraged them to find a way to pay for a teacher pay raise.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. 

If you want things to change, you have got to speak to your state legislators. This can be on the phone, via email, or, better yet, in person.If that makes you nervous, don't worry - we'll go as a group. 

WHEN & WHERE?
Meet at 9am Monday in the 4th floor rotunda of the State Capitol. It's the first day of the special session. Look for people wearing red Let's Fix This buttons. 

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
We're going to talk to our legislators! (Yes, it's just as easy as it sounds.) If you're not sure who your state rep and state senator are, you can look them up on oklegislature.gov (or we will help you do so that morning). The legislature's schedule is still in flux, so we'll provide up-to-date instructions and information that morning and see how we can

WHAT IF I'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE CAPITOL?
No problem! At nearly every event we hold, approximately half the crowd are first-timers. Come say hi and we'll happily show you the ropes. We'll even walk with you to try and meet your legislators. We're all just regular folks who care about this state, and we're all learning as we go. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? 
Because your voice matters, way more than you know. Legislators say if they hear from 6 to 7 of their constituents then they know an issue is a big deal. It's up to us - the voters of Oklahoma - to show them that this really is a BIG DEAL. A special session costs $30,000 per day and it must run for at least five days - if the state is going to spend that kind of cash to be here, we want to make sure they make good use of their time, and that means we need your help!

Besides, it's won't really be a "special" session unless you're there, so invite your friends, family, kiddos, neighbors, roommate, spouse, partner, random person at the farmer's market - heck, invite everyone - and let's make this REALLY special!

More details will be added as we get closer and find out more!

Later Event: September 23
Enid Info & Training Session