Monday, March 03, 2008

Oklahoma Women's Legislative Coalition Day at the Capitol - March 5, 2008

The Oklahoma Women's Legislative Coalition invites you to a Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 5th. Hear experts discuss "Abuse of women across the ages ~ from childhood through old age" (9:30 am -10:10 am); "Immigration and House Bill 1804: It's Impact on women and children" (10:15-10:55 am); and "Female incarceration in Oklahoma: Why such a punishment mentality?" (11-11:40).

Enjoy a box lunch and discuss what you think are key issues facing Oklahoma women and girls in 2008. Visit the exhibit tables before hearing what was decided over lunch. Then get briefed on bills in the 2008 Oklahoma Legislature that address women and girls before being dismissed at 2:15 pm to visit your State Senator and Representative before heading for home.

Registration is $30 which includes lunch and a registration packet; materials and lunch cannot be guarenteed for participants registering the day of the event. Click here to download the registration form. Send check and completed form to OWLC, c/o Arlie Hampton, PO Box 7132, Lawton, OK 73506. If you have any questions about 2008 Women's Legislative Day, contact Jacqueline Achong (telephone 580-536-6364).

1 comment:

  1. i am increasingly discouraged by what appears to be a growing anti-woman sentiment in this country. it seems to have escalated since senator clinton has been running for the democratic nomination, but it's not solely because of that. perhaps the threat of a woman at the helm has ruffled the feathers of misogynists who have become complacent. i don't know, but whatever is causing it, i want it to stop. i can't make this gathering on march 5, but i am happy to read about it here because it gives me some hope that others are concerned as well.