Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Oklahoma Raise the minimum wage. Sign the petition.

Oklahoma Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Oklahomans deserve a raise. Sign the petition bellow to tell Oklahoma's lawmakers to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Populist Oklahoma HD 88 candidate Mark Faulk the People's Choice

Filmmaker, author, and activist Mark Faulk will officially file for House District 88 on Friday morning, April 11th. As an activist, his candidacy will signal a shift in the dynamics of Oklahoma politics. From Faulk4House facebook page 

Faulk is a fifth generation Oklahoman who graduated from Classen High School in District 88, co-founded the Paseo Festival in 1977, and recently filed an initiative petition to decriminalize marijuana in Oklahoma City. His book, The Naked Truth, Investing in the Stock Play of a Lifetime, led to criminal indictments in a major stock fraud case, and he was the writer and field director for the documentary The Wall Street Conspiracy. Faulk is currently co-producing a documentary about the Prison Industrial Complex, entitled Voices in a Jailhouse.

His extremely detailed platform addresses over 25 different issues, and he is a strong supporter of ending the prohibition of marijuana, treatment over time for other nonviolent drug offenders, and ending Corporate Welfare by eliminating horizontal drilling tax breaks and paying a living wage to all workers.

"We have starved our public educational system and allowed our infrastructure to deteriorate, while giving massive tax breaks to a handful of already filthy rich corporations. The hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on corporate giveaways would be much better spent supporting public education, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and incentivizing locally owned, family businesses.

As a lifetime Oklahoman, Faulk has witnessed the changes that corporate political cronyism has brought to the state in recent decades.

“One of the things I have always loved about Oklahoma is our ability to accept each other's differences, and in fact, to embrace that diversity. The people of Oklahoma truly are our greatest asset. But over the last few years, our image as a caring people has been badly tarnished and replaced by an ugly political culture based on greed, bigotry, and oppressive laws enacted by narrow-minded politicians.

"Our first woman governor has led an all-out assault on her fellow women, passing unconstitutional laws that threaten to undo decades of advancements, while at the same time incarcerating more women than any place on earth. We have fought pointless battles based on bigotry and hatred while at the same time ignoring the most fundamental rights and needs of our citizens.”

Faulk says that he would like to engage the other candidates in House District 88 in a series of debates over the next two and half months. He said that he intends to run his campaign from an activist’s perspective, showing people that actions are more important than generic campaign promises.

Mark Faulk

#faulk4house #HD88 #reformokc

One of the most exciting races in Oklahoma, a fight for the real progressive heart of Oklahoma. There are a few others running but no one with a real record of working for the people and standing up to big business and Wallstreet.

A progressive endorsement from Change Oklahoma:

 From Truth-Out
Mark Faulk is a lifelong political/social activist, journalist, filmmaker, and author. Research from Faulk’s bestselling book, The Naked Truth: Investing in the Stock Play of a Lifetime, was integral in the DOJ issuing criminal indictments for 15 individuals in an international stock fraud case. He was the writer, associate producer, and field director of The Wall Street Conspiracy, a major independent documentary about financial fraud, which premiered in New York City in 2012. Mark Faulk has written hundreds of articles on financial fraud and other social political issues, has been a regular contributor to Financial Wire, and his work has appeared in major publications, including The Huffington Post and the prestigious Capco Journal of Financial Transformation.

There are just too many things to list that are good about Mark. He's a strong supporter of a living wage, marijuana decriminalization  , and against the state GOP how have helped give us our current budget problems and heartless conservative policies that only help the rich and corporations. Please donate to Mark as he is a grassroots candidate.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oklahoma Rep Jadine Nollan Re: HB 1835 Marijuana Punishment bill

 Along with the much hype about legalization of marijuana in Oklahoma there is a much less talked about, HB 1835 that looks to reduce the penalty for possession of Marijuana. Please feel free to write your Rep...here was my response.
Jadine Nollan Jadine.Nollan@okhouse.gov
8:24 AM (19 hours ago)

to me

Thank you for your thoughts and comments.  I will keep them under advisement.  You are absolutely right about our prisons being over crowded.  I believe we do need to look at our non violent offenders policy.

Highest Regards,

Rep.  Jadine Nollan

Sent from my iPad

> On Jan 27, 2014, at 2:59 AM , ProgressiveOkie> wrote:
> Jan 27, 2014
> Representative Jadine Nollan
> State Capitol Building, Room 329-A
> 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard
> Oklahoma City, OK 73105
> Dear Representative Nollan,
> The House Public Safety Committee recently voted unanimously in favor
> of HB 1835, a bill that would amend penalties for possession of
> marijuana in Oklahoma. Presently, our laws are some of the harshest in
> the nation.
> HB 1835 would classify first and second offenses for marijuana
> possession as misdemeanors. Under current law, first-time offenses for
> possession are unclassified, and subsequent offenses are felonies with
> two to 10 years of possible jail time. I've seen reports that our state
> has a serious problem with prison overcrowding. Last year, Justin
> Jones, director of the Oklahoma Department of Correction, said he
> doesn't think the state can go any lower with its staff to prisoner
> ratio. He said there isn't enough money to keep up with the volume of
> prisoners.
> We only have so many resources in our state, and we should reserve
> two-year prison terms for people who victimize others, not people who
> use a substance that more than 100 million adults in the U.S. have
> tried at least once.
> This harsh punishment does not fit the non-violent crime of possessing
> marijuana. Please support HB 1835. Thank you.
> Sincerely,


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