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NAACP Marches on Oklahoma State Capital. Esprit de corps! Watch out Gov Fallin.

While NAACP Nationals & many other Americans on 8-24-2013 were participating in the march on Washington DC, the Oklahoma NAACP was on the front line leading marchers to the Oklahoma state capital building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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, dangers of stand your ground law, low wages, need for obamacares.

NAACP members marched behind their NAACP state president who seemed to persevered with each step on a walking cane.  The members led jodie-chant “United We Stand” while carrying the NAACP unit colors behind him.   Esprit de corps is always a good thing to have before entering battle.

Oklahoma GOP Candidate Larry Boggs says GOP is in CONTROL.

Oklahoma GOP candidate Larry Boggs telling SE Oklahoma voters that GOP is in CONTROL. Either vote for him or GOP senate wont let Citizens have voice about their water.

Larry Boggs, republican candidate for Oklahoma state senate tells SE Oklahoma voters that the GOP is in control & that unless we vote for a GOP senator, then the GOP controlled state senate are not gonna approve our water rights bill nor hear our voices. SE Oklahoma near McAlester area is mostly democrat.

The frightening part of all this is that the subject matter Boggs was referring to was about SE Oklahomans water rights Bill. I dont like my water being held hostage like this.

Larry Boggs is the republican nominee seeking election to the Oklahoma Senate District 7 that is being vacated by Richard C. Lerblance (democrat). Bogg’s opponent is J. Paul Lane, the democratic nominee. Election is November 6, 2012.

This political candidate forum sponsored by Mcalester News-capital, in Mcalester, Oklahoma. This event was held on Oct 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Kiamichi Center in Mcalester. Approximately 200 people attended.

NAACP – Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012. Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012

NAACP - Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012.  Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012

NAACP – Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012. Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012

Nov. 1, 2012, in Ardmore Oklahoma the NAACP will be hosting a community meeting to provide information, and to answer questions about several ballot items that Oklahomans will be voting on in the general election on Tuesday – November 6, 2012. There will also be sample ballots shown at this meeting. Also several guest speakers will be present: Tom Cole, RJ Harris, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Pat 0wnbey, Carter County Commissioners, Donna Marie Bebo, Brian Spencer.

Ms. Liz Jenkins Williams the president of the Ardmore Chapter of NAACP said that 1 of the main focus of discussion at this meeting will be the Oklahoma SQ (state question) 759, which is an initiative to get rid of affirmative action. An Oklahoma GOP controlled legislature is unashamedly against affirmative action. BOTTOM LINE on HOW TO VOTE on this ballot initiative is to VOTE NO on SQ 759. Also the Carter county propositions 1-3 which will be on the ballot will be discussed. This is a tax issue that not everyone will benefit from.

Time & location of this meeting will be from 7pm – 9pm at the 31 Burton, Ardmore, Oklahoma (American Legion Hall 31).

GOP Sen candidate 100% GUARANTEE Oklahoma 2B SUED if Affirmative Action is abolished

Oklahoma GOP senate candidate - Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.

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.

William FourKiller (D-OK) Fights against abolishing Oklahoma Affirmative Action law

William FourKiller (D-OK) Fights against abolishing Oklahoma Affirmative Action Law

Will FourKiller (D-OK) Fights against abolishing Oklahoma Affirmative Action Law

William (Will) FourKiller, democrat incumbent for re-election 2012 as state representative, supports Oklahoma “affirmative action law” & said that it needs to stay intact.  There is a proposed eradication of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012.  FourKiller says that he believes in the affirmative action law whole heatedly, and that as a minority himself, he feels that we need that opportunity to not be discriminated against in employment, contracts, etc..  He added that affirmative law is working as it was intended to work &  that there was no reverse discrimination as certain others claimed it was.  He did mentioned that proposed abolishing of affirmative action in Oklahoma, was a political move by a state house member who was seeking to be promoted to speaker of the house.  It was not until later today, that I had learned that a T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative.

FourKiller said that he was OSU to explain this affirmative action law that is threatened to be abolished by the republican held House of the Oklahoma state legislature.   He said that he explained to the NAACP OSU chapter that the Affirmative Action question on the 2012 ballot also affects women that young women especially need to attention as it affects gender as well.   The affirmation law on the ballot will be SQ (State Question) 759 & that if voters want to keep that law then VOTE NO.

His opponent, Russell Don Turner – a republican, was interviewed on Affirmative Action law repeal.  Turner response was negative towards affirmative action law.  Turner indicated the law was no longer needed & causes division.

FourKiller currently is a state representative for house district 86 in Oklahoma.  District 86 covers northeast Cherokee county,  southern Delaware county and all of Adair county.

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.

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