Oklahoma County

Oklahoma County

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

We do not support or oppose any candidate or political party at any level of government.

We do focus on:

    • voter registration
    • voter education, and
    • voter engagement.

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Her Flag

 Saturday, Oct. 3rd 6:30-9:30pm

at Scissortail Park 

300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

 

Supporting the HER FLAG Project. Her Flag is a nationwide art and travel project created by artist Marilyn Artus to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 72 years long nonviolent fight that kicked open voting for women in the United States. Marilyn Artus's plan to visit the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment.The culmination will be a new flag sewn as a thank you and a love letter to the states that ratified the 19th Amendment into law. See the video below and visit herflag.com for more information. 

 

 

 

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zoo voter drive okc oct2020

OKC ZOO VOTER DRIVE

 Fri-Sun, 9am - 2pm

Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th

 

 

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Rebecca Greenhaw's

 100th Anniversary Interview  

R. Greenhaw 100th interview with the Oklahoman
 

Rebecca Greenhaw, president of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County, recognizes the historic contributions made by women of color toward the movement.

 

"There were members of the Native American women's organizations and also African American women's organizations that worked shoulder to shoulder with the suffrage movement, and we couldn't have done it without them," she said. "But then when the final negotiations were made, the decision had been made to give Black men the right to vote under the 14th Amendment and many of the suffragists supported that because they were led to believe that then they would be next, but then that didn't happen. And so, then when negotiations were ongoing in the period of 1918 to 1920, unfortunately decisions were made that it would be better to get suffrage for part of some women if we couldn't get them for all."

A hundred years later, the 19th Amendment hasn't lost its significance.

"I'm so grateful that this amendment was passed and added to our Constitution, and I work with the league to try to inform and educate women and members of the public about the right to vote is something we can't ever take for granted, because forces are always arrayed against it to try to erode it," Greenhaw said. "And so I would say my attitude is one of extreme gratitude and working to protect that right for myself and everyone else."

click here to read the full article.

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In celebration of the 100th anniversay of the 19th Amendment... 

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In 2018, the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County:

    • reinstated the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County,
    • registered over 80 new voters,
    • participated in distribution of the Oklahoma Voter Guide,
    • and co-hosted a gala honoring 100 women of Oklahoma.

In 2019 we worked on:

    • participating in a campaign to encourage Senator Lankford to recommend a hearing on HR1, the For The People Act,
    • worked with the Coalition of the Underheard on determining voter priorities, and
    • worked with Oklahomans Decide Healthcare regarding the expansion of Medicare.

In 2020 we are working on:

    • SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT VOTER411.ORG.
      • With the Vote411.org guide you can see the races on your ballot, compare candidates' positions side-by-side, and print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day. VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

Your "one-stop-shop" for election related information.

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Our membership is open to anyone in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, or surrounding areas that isn’t served by a local League.

We are affiliated with the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma and the League of Women Voters U.S.

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Action Alerts

The 2020 race for Oklahoma County sheriff will result in the first Black sheriff to hold the office, regardless of who wins.

OK County Commissioner Corral: Debate to pit Brian Maughan v. Spencer Hicks

Action Alerts

Limited in-person seating is available by emailing Angela Jones for a Angela [at] nondoc.com (reservation)

Action Alerts

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County has compiled a list of locations offering notary and copy services for the June 30, 2020 election.