Oklahoma teachers changed the shape of conversation in Oklahoma around education funding with the historical 9-day Oklahoma Teacher Walk Out. Although the Walk Out has ended, teachers and supporters have pledged to continue the fight for more school funding and teacher pay.
ACTION Tulsa is hosting four events around the continued discussion of education in Oklahoma.
ACTION (Allied Communities of Tulsa Inspiring Our Neighborhoods) is Tulsa’s only broad-based organizing effort. Through our member institutions (congregations and non-profits), we teach the practical skills of public engagement to Tulsans. In so doing, ACTION aims to sustain a vibrant democratic culture in Tulsa, which builds the power necessary to effect change around issues that matter most to our families.
ACTION After the Walkout: Educate. Elect. Engage.
This first event will cover what the legislation did (or did not) pass during the walk out, who the key players in decision-making were, and what to expect in the 2019 legislative session.
Thursday, May 24 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Fellowship Congregational Church
The walk-out changed the shape of conversation in Oklahoma around education funding. Hear from teachers who participated and legislative expert David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, and develop next steps to continue the work of reinstating funding to public education in Oklahoma.
All Souls is a proud partner of ACTION Tulsa. If you plan to attend with All Souls Action or for more information, email ACTION@allsoulschurch.org.
ACTION Tulsa will host three Accountability Sessions
Learn where the June 26 Primary Election candidates stand on issues important to you, your neighbors, and your community.
ACTION Accountability Session: House District 71
Sunday, June 10
House District 71 | 2:00 p.m. | All Souls
ACTION Accountability Session: House District 69
Sunday, June 10
House District 69 | 4:30 p.m. | Joy Lutheran Church, 9940 S. Yale Ave
ACTION Accountability Session: House District 79
Thursday, June 21
House District 79 | Bethany Christian, 6730 S. Sheridan
ACTION Tulsa is a partner organization with VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) in Oklahoma City as well as affiliated nationally with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which is the oldest and largest organizing network in the United States. The IAF operates under the West/Southwest IAF Network.
All Souls ACTION provides All Souls’ members, together with other community activists, a vehicle for a unified, citywide voice that compels policy and business leaders to more effectively address the needs and concerns of Tulsa’s families. This organization offers a unique opportunity for All Souls to demonstrate its values and traditions of social justice and community activism, and to put them into action, impacting public policies and practices.