Legislative Summit 2014

RESCHEDULED DATE: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City

OPA’s Legislative Summit is free, so all OPA members are encouraged to meet at the State Capitol on Feb. 20.  We'll have a short group meeting (room location TBA), then split up to visit your legislators' offices. Lunch will be provided by OPA in the 2nd floor Capitol rotunda area. 

Gov. Mary Fallin is unable to meet with us on the rescheduled date of Feb. 20, but we're working to secure another speaker that you'll be interested in hearing from.

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.
 

OPA LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT SCHEDULE

9:30   OPA group meeting & discussion of legislative issues affecting newspapers
10:00    Meet with your legislators. Contact each one in advance to schedule a short meeting between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
12:00    BBQ lunch provided by OPA
1:00    Speaker TBA
2:00    Adjourn


When you arrive, check in at the registration table in the 2nd floor rotunda. We're determining now which meeting room we will use and will notify the group before the event. Mark Thomas will provide a quick group briefing at 9:30, then everyone will visit legislators at their offices.

Contact Information

3601 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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

Toll-Free in OK