SAVE THE DATE: The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) will be leading a “Day of Advocacy” for Oklahoma’s children on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Advocates from across the state will be rallying for policies that positively impact Oklahoma children. Attendees will be meeting directly with dozens of lawmakers and hearing from guest speakers.
OICA CEO Joe Dorman is encouraging people to attend the rally and get active on behalf of Oklahoma’s children.
“We’ve got an estimated $870 million revenue shortfall this year and we need parents at the State Capitol telling our lawmakers ‘do not balance the budget on the backs of my children,’” said Dorman. “’Do not slash spending to the education, nutrition, health and child welfare services that the state’s most vulnerable kids rely on.’
“Lawmakers hear every day from corporations and other special interests; we’ll be at the Capitol to make sure they also hear from children and parents. We are hoping for a big turnout, and we want Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and independents from across the state to come together and send a bipartisan message to our lawmakers on behalf of Oklahoma’s kids,” said Dorman. “Even if you’ve never voted or aren’t registered to vote, now is the time to get politically active and take a stand.”