Below are a list and links to recent news releases issued by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.

2021 Press Releases

July 19 – Heroes Ball Set – Voting Open on People’s Choice Awards

July 1 – OICA Names Six “Children’s Legislators of the Year”

June 24 – Child Advocacy Group Unveils 2021 Children’s Legislative Scorecard

June 10 – OICA Plans Heroes Ball for July – Anne Roberts People’s Choice Award Online Nominations are Open

May 10 – Child Advocacy Group Selected to Award Grants Fighting Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

May 3 – OICA, OK Kid Governor Discuss Children’s Health with Help from Thurman Thomas, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell

April 22 – OSU Great, NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas to Headline Child Advocacy Luncheon

April 21 – Child Advocacy Group Praises Passage of Tribal Affiliation Bill, Thanks Sponsors

April 1 – Child Advocacy Group Uses “#SoYouKnow” Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Misinformation on Social Media

March 18 – Child Advocacy Group’s Heroes Ball Wins Award for “Best Virtual Presentation”

February 9 – Child Advocacy Group Releases Legislative Priorities for 2021

February 3 – MASK Coalition Commercial Running During Super Bowl Coverage

January 12 – OICA’s Virtual Heroes Ball Presentation Named Finalist for National Award

2020 Press Releases

December 22 – Congress Includes Chafee Program in Stimulus

December 4 – Charlotte Anderson Becomes Fourth Oklahoma Kid Governor

November 23 – OK Foster Wishes Continues in 2020

November 5 – “Groups Form ‘MASK’ Coalition to Seek Statewide Mask Policy for In-School Learning”

October 21 – Children’s Advocacy Group Accepting Nominations for “Kidizenship” Award

October 14 – “OICA Disappointed Census Enumeration Cut Short; Chili Cookoff a ‘Go’ for Saturday”

September 21 – “Time Running Out for Youth Artists to Submit Work for Desk Calendar”

September 14 – “’Census Sprint to the Finish’ Event Slated for Friday’ (September 14, 2020)

September 4 – “OICA, OSMA Seek Youth Artists to Submit Work for Desk Calendar”

August 18 – “‘Census Community Challenge’ Seeks to Boost Responses”

August 11 – “Child Advocacy Group Announces People’s Choice Awards”

July 16 – “Heroes Ball Seen as Model for Nonprofits Across Nation”

June 30 – “OICA Applauds Passage of SQ 802”

June 25 – “Child Advocacy Group Praises Governor for Approving Vaccine Rules”

June 23 – “Child Advocacy Group Releases Legislative Scorecard”

June 11 – “Child Advocacy Group Endorses SQ 802”

June 11 – Guest Op-Ed by Joe Dorman – “June 12 – Loving Day – A Holiday Honoring the Notion that Love Conquers Racism”

June 8, 2020 – “OICA Names Rep. Mark Lawson ‘Children’s Representative of the Year'”

May 22, 2020 – “OICA Names Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman ‘Children’s Senator of the Year’”

May 18, 2020 – “OICA to Coordinate with Oklahoma Municipal League to Start ‘Census Community Clash’ Among Schools, Cities”

May 12, 2020 – “OICA Plans Virtual Heroes Ball for July”

May 4, 2020 – “OICA Applauds Court Decision on Absentee Ballots”

April 17, 2020 – “Poor Census Response Puts Millions of Dollars at Risk”

April 14, 2020 – “OICA Sets ‘Child Advocacy Chat’ Phone Call for April 22”

March 31, 2020 – OICA to Host “Weekly Child Advocacy Chat” April 1

March 19, 2020 – OICA Encourages Participation in Census

March 9, 2020 – OICA to Sponsor Norman Showing of “Resilience”; Free Showing Will Be Followed by Panel Discussion

January 17, 2020 – Child advocacy group unveils new membership levels