Michael McCutchin – Tulsa GOP Chairman (via Sooner Politics)
NAACP State Oklahoma President – Anthony Douglas
NAACP Oklahoma received complaint that Tulsa GOP is discriminating against black republicans. Apparently Tulsa GOP chairman – Michael McCutchin has made it difficult for black republicans to attend precinct meetings by moving the locations outside of their area. It is believed the intent is to alienate black republicans from becoming precinct officers and to discourage black republicans in that district from becoming voting members at the state convention. The NAACP letter states in part:
“According to Tulsa GOP Chairman, Michael McCutchin, any North Tulsa Precincts chosen a neighborhood location that disadvantaged citizens could walk to and feel safe & comfortably received in, would be banished from the county convention as a punishment for exercising their precinct’s will”.
NAACP complaint regarding Tulsa GOP disenfranchising black republicans
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Oklahomans fired up & ready to go marching on Wash DC at Oklahoma State Capital on 8-24-2013 to not only commemorate Martin Luther King’s 50th anniversary of the “I have a Dream” Speech, but to also bring public awareness to racial disparity in treatment in the criminal justice system, stand your ground law, low wages and their advocacy for obamacare.
Oklahoma GOP senate candidate – Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.
Barney Scott Taylor, a GOP state senate candidate 100% guarantees that if Oklahoma outlaws affirmative action, it will be sued. He said now is not the time for Oklahoma to do away with affirmative action. He brings up the NAACP & ACLU. Taylor says we (Oklahoma) don’t need that. As Taylor considers himself a pragmatist, he pointed out that a pending affirmative action case is before the supreme court (Abigail Fisher vs. University of Texas); & that while he could not answer the question if affirmative action is working because he could not get past the pragmatic part of it. He feels that the whole affirmative action thing could be shot down by the supreme court before the people of Oklahoma can even vote on it.
His view was that it didn’t make any sense for Oklahoma to come up with its own law, while the supreme court case has similar matter still pending. He said that Oklahoma should of waited to see how the supreme court rules on it.
There is a proposed eradication of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. It was not until later on that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative.
Barney Taylor is running for Oklahoma state senate district 9, which covers Muskogee & Wagoner county. The election is November 2012.
His opponent, Earl Garrison, a democrat is an incumbent. Garrison was not present at this forum. It was announced that Garrison could not be present due to prior engagement to attend a hall of fame induction of his friend.
This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
At a January 26, 2012 annual meeting of Hughes County Rural Water District #2 in Stuart Oklahoma, the minutes of 2011 annual meeting that was read by Secretary/Treasurer Janet Frederick were disputed by water customer (member). After this dispute, membership voted not to approve those minutes until the board of directors produced the handwritten minutes for the membership to review. The member disputed the legality of the election of the water district’s chairman – Jim Wilson in reference to term of office. Secretary of the rural water district read minutes of 2011 annual meeting that mentioned that Jim Wilson was re-elected at a 2011 annual meeting.
Another member – Ronda Talley, at the January 26, 2012 meeting made motion to not approve the 2011 annual meeting minutes. The motion overwhelming carried to not approve those minutes.
Prior to this January 2012 annual meeting, most of the board of directors told the membership that they did not know when their term of office expired. Many water customers in this water district had been questioning the legality of the term of office and elections of the district’s board of directors that the board claims to had occurred at an alleged prior meeting.