Join the ACLU to march in this year’s Pride Parade. The first 40 people who volunteer to march with the ACLU will receive a free ACLU of Oklahoma Pride T-shirt. The parade will be held on Sunday, June 26th. Those wishing to march should arrive no later than 5 pm. The parade begins at 6 pm starting at Memorial Park. For more information, or to volunteer, please e-mail Allie Shinn!Read More →

If you would like to receive legislative update emails from the ACLU of Oklahoma, please send your contact information to: The ACLU of Oklahoma needs your help. We do not want this session to be an assault on civil liberties. We need people to get involved in the democratic process. Despite what you have heard, one phone call, one email, or one visit to you legislator can make a difference. Legislators work for you, and they need to hear from their constituents. Below is a list of bills that concern us. We have decided that these will have a severe civil liberty impact andRead More →

Have you been reading about the South Dakota abortion ban in your local newspaper or on the ACLU website? On Election Day, South Dakotans will vote on a ban on virtually all abortions. What can you do to help defeat this ban? You can phone bank in your own living room for three hours on November 1 or 2. That’s right – three hours in your own living room (all you need is a computer with web access and a phone) – it’s that easy to make a difference in this election. The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families (SDCHF), of which the ACLU isRead More →

By Tamya Cox, Program Director The federal government spent 206 million dollars on abstinence-only-until-marriage programs during 2006. Oklahoma received $690,342 for fiscal year 2005. Yet, as many of us know and the statistics show, not all teenagers are abstaining. In 2005, 48% of Oklahoma female high school students and 50% of male high school students admitted to having sex. These numbers clearly show that our teens are having sex, and now is not the time to turn a blind eye. We must arm our children with the knowledge and tools needed to prevent those who do have sex from unwanted pregnancies as well as contractingRead More →