The ACLU began the 2011 session tracking almost 50 bills. Although this number was significantly down from the previous session, the bills introduced this year were more hostile toward civil liberties than in years past. Predictably, bills restricting a woman’s right to choose, blurring the separation of church and state, More >
This summer, the ACLU of Oklahoma will be focusing its efforts on saving equal opportunity programs that are at risk of being banned. During the 2011 sessions, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved a measure, if approved by voters in 2012, will disband affirmative action programs across the state. State Question More >
The ACLU of Oklahoma mourns the death of civil rights pioneer Clara Luper. Luper passed away earlier this month.
In 1958, three years before the famous freedom rides, Luper led a group of young activists to Katz Drug store and sat down at the segregated counter. The group endured threats and More >
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. More >
The ACLU of Oklahoma is proud to announce that no anti-immigrant bills were signed into law in 2011. With more than 20 anti-immigrant bills filed, the ACLU worked tirelessly to lobby against these measures. Before the 2011 session began, the ACLU helped organize a broad coalition that included civil rights More >
Tamya Cox, Deputy Director and Legislative Council, will be the guest speaker at the Friday Noon Speaker Luncheon of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party on Friday, June 3. The luncheon series is held at the Boulevard Cafeteria, More >
The ACLU of Oklahoma City University is honored to have Lindsay Earls as a speaker on April 15, at 5:30pm in the Homsey Moot Courtroom of Sarkey’s Law Center. Earls was a high school student in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, in 1999. The school had developed a policy in 1998 that More >
Rep. Sally Kern’s Morality Crusade had its big day at the state Capitol. ACLU staff and friends were on hand to protest this violation of the separation of church and state.
April 8, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY – The ACLU of Oklahoma applauds Governor Brad Henry for striking down a Voter ID bill that could have cost many eligible Oklahomans the right to vote. Senate Bill 4 would have required Oklahoma voters to provide proof of identity in order to vote. If More >