Press Release 9/22/2008 District 97 Representative picked by the ACLU for prestigious distinction Oklahoma City, OK – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma would like to congratulate District 97 Representative Mike Shelton as the recipient of the Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award, to be presented November 8, at the ACLU Bill of Rights Banquet. Named for the late Dr. Angie Debo, a noted educator, author, and activist, the award is given annually to an individual whose actions during the year or throughout a lifetime have helped to preserve individual freedom in Oklahoma.Read More →

ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation Presents: Daniel Ellsberg Keynote Speaker Bill of Rights Banquet November 8, 2008, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner Clarion Hotel Banquet Center 737 South Meridian, Oklahoma City Tickets $50, table for 10 $500 or 405-524-8511 for tickets For more information on Mr. Ellsberg, visit www.ellsberg.netRead More →

By Tamya Cox, Program Director The second session of the 51st Oklahoma Legislature ended on May 23. Like many sessions before, many appropriation bills were passed and little policy was made. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma had great hopes for this legislative session; it was our mission to be proactive and support bills that preserved civil liberties. Senator Harry Coates, R- Seminole, introduced a bill that would have repealed the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act or more commonly known as 1804. Representative Mike Shelton introduced HB 2865, a bill that would notify individuals when their right to vote has been restored. Unfortunately,Read More →