Legislative Summit 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City

 

OPA’s Legislative Summit is free to attend, so all OPA members are encouraged to meet at the State Capitol on Feb. 11.  We'll have a short group meeting in the Blue Room on the 2nd floor, then split up to visit your legislators' offices. Lunch will be provided by OPA in the 2nd floor Capitol rotunda area. 

Did you know?  A survey of legislators showed the most effective contact with them is a personal visit. An email ranks fourth; a phone call ranks fifth. Legislators listen to people that make the time to come to the capitol and express their concerns. Every organization, including those that oppose newspaper interests, go to the capitol to demonstrate commitment to their legislative goals and desires.  Those voices must be offset by the presence of newspaper publishers and editors at the capitol early in the legislative session.

Term limits guarantee a constant turnover of legislative power and elected officials. Newly elected legislators need to be visited at the capitol by their local newspaper to make sure there is an established relationship that can be called upon when it is time to vote on issues critical to our industry. Newspapers have several important legislative principles we support and defend, including First Amendment issues, Freedom of Information issues, and business issues affecting newspapers, such as public notice, taxation of advertising and circulation, workers’ compensation reform, etc.

Cost: $0 but please register in advance. Lunch is included.

We hope to see you there.
 

UPDATED! OPA LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT SCHEDULE

9:30

 

Governor Mary Fallin Q&A

10:30

 

OPA group meeting & discussion of legislative issues affecting newspapers

11:00

  

Meet with your legislators.
Contact each one in advance to schedule a short meeting between 11 a.m. and noon.

12:00

  

BBQ lunch provided by OPA

12:45

  

Election Reform in Oklahoma
Presented by Sen. David Holt

1:15

  

Adjourn

Please aim to arrive at 9 a.m. to allow time to (a) find our registration table in the 2nd floor Capitol rotunda, (b) grab some materials, and (c) find a seat before Governor Fallin joins us at 9:30. 

Contact Information

3601 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

(405) 499-0020
(888) 815-2672

Toll-Free in OK