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Oklahomans For Life
Markwayne Mullin 100% Pro-Life;
Candidate Surveys on Right-to-Life Issue
Posted on Website
Pro-life voters can get up-to-date information about candidates' positions on pro-life legislation by going to our website,
www.OkForLife.org, and clicking on "Candidate Surveys" at the top of the home page.
In congressional races which involve no incumbent, 2nd District Republican candidate
Markwayne Mullin is 100% pro-life. His Democrat opponent did not return to us the National Right to Life candidate survey we sent him.
In the 1st Congressional District, Republican
Jim Bridenstine is 100% pro-life. His Democrat opponent did not return to us the candidate survey we sent him.
In key state races, four strongly pro-life Tulsa-area candidates have opponents who refused to return their surveys to us. The four
pro-life candidates are Senator Brian Crain, Representative Jadine Nollan, Rep. David Brumbaugh, and Katie Henke.
Other strongly pro-life Senate candidates include Sen.
Don Barrington, Sen. Susan Paddack, and Rob Standridge.
Other strongly pro-life House candidates include Representatives
Lisa Billy, Jason Nelson, Josh Cockroft, Sean Roberts, Gary Banz, Tom Newell, Aaron Stiles, John Bennett, Leslie Osborn, Patrick Ownbey, Steve Vaughan, and Randy McDaniel, and candidate Dan Fisher.
To learn your District numbers, go to our website,
www.OkForLife.org, and click on "Find Your Legislators" at the top of the home page. Enter your address and scroll down to U.S. Representative, State Senator, and State Representative. Your District number for each office appears just below "District Info." Using the District numbers, you can check responses on the "Candidate Surveys" link.
Feel free to forward this Alert to friends or fellow church-goers. You could also print out the Alert and the Candidate Surveys and take them with you to the polls. The General Election is next Tuesday, November 6.
Thank you for the priority you place on defending the unborn child!
BrightFarms Scouts Locations in Oklahoma City for Greenhouse Farm
The greenhouse will grow year-round local produce for Homeland Stores
New York, NY, October 11, 2012—
It was announced today that BrightFarms, Inc., is canvassing for 50,000 square feet or more of unused space in Oklahoma City to house its state-of-the art facility, which will grow the freshest, local produce delivered year-round to Homeland Stores.
BrightFarms’ unique business model of financing, building and operating greenhouses for supermarkets, is scaling up local food and strengthening local economies. Its typical 43,500 square foot greenhouse can grow up to 500,000 pounds of fresh lettuces, tomatoes, and herbs per year and create around 60 jobs.
BrightFarms trusts that their greenhouse will stimulate a local food culture in Oklahoma City and increase consumption of fresh vegetables. With successes around the United States including Pennsylvania and New York, BrightFarms feels that bringing local foods to the community will boost the city’s trend toward health and wellness.
"BrightFarms partnered with Homeland because of its commitment to fresh, healthy produce and its location in Oklahoma City," says BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot. "We’re excited to find a site for our farm so that we can build on the city’s urban renewal, job creation, and healthy choices."
"BrightFarms’ partnership with Homeland and search for locations in Oklahoma City is confirmation of the city’s renaissance," says Mayor Mick Cornett. "We look forward to welcoming them to our thriving business community."
"We’re looking forward to BrightFarms finding the best site for their greenhouse so that we can deliver fresh, local produce, grown year-round in Oklahoma City," says Darryl Fitzgerald, CEO of Homeland Stores.
"Local food is about both supporting local economies and about great flavor," says Ludivine Chef Jonathan Stranger. "BrightFarms’ greenhouse will keep local dollars in the community and dramatically increase our supply of fresh, delicious produce."
Because no one knows the Oklahoma City landscape better than residents, BrightFarms is proud to announce the BrightFarms Oklahoma City Envision Us Here Contest. For a chance to win $1,000, residents can submit the Oklahoma City location they feel would be the best fit for the greenhouse. For more information, rules and regulations, visit www.BrightFarms.com.
No Purchase Necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 or older. Contest ends 12/11/12. Void where prohibited. Subject to full rules available at
BrightFarms grows local produce, nationwide. By financing, building, and managing greenhouse farms at or near grocery retailers, BrightFarms eliminates time, distance, and costs from the produce supply chain. BrightFarms local produce is fresher, more flavorful, and better for the environment, enabling grocers to change their produce supply chain in a way that improves the planet and their profits.
OKC RW Members & Friends.
This is from the newsletter of Steve Fair,our National Committeeman to the RNC.
This is the Judicial Retention Guide For your consideration....
2012 State Questions on General Election Ballot
Vote November 6, 2012
Governor Fallin's Position on the Six State Questions
Next Tuesday, Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity to vote on six important state questions to amend the State Constitution. Two of the questions involve property taxes, with the other questions addressing affirmative action, DHS governance, parole decisions, and bonding authority.
These ballot questions are important to Oklahoma, so we wanted to inform you of Governor Fallin’s position on each of the six state questions.
Governor Fallin is supportive of five of the six State Questions. We hope you will join her in voting "YES" on the five State Questions she supports. However, the Governor does oppose SQ 762, which removes the governor from parole process for nonviolent offenders. Governor Fallin is supportive of the general concept of removing the governor from the pardon and parole process in order to streamline the procedure for criminals with no history of violence. However, recent events have shown that now is not the right time for the governor's office to be removed from its oversight role of the Pardon and Parole Board.
We’ve provided information on each of these State Questions below, with a statement from the Governor on each of the issues.
Please be sure to vote next Tuesday on these State Questions and the other important elections this year!
SQ 758: Reduce the cap on the maximum annual tax valuation increase for homestead properties and agricultural land from 5 percent to 3 percent.
Governor Fallin’s statement of support: “Under our current system, many property owners have seen their property taxes automatically increase 5 percent each year. State Question 758 would lower the maximum annual increase on homestead and agriculture properties. Passage of State Question 758 would provide needed tax relief for homeowners by controlling the rapid increase in property taxes many taxpayers have struggled with in recent years.”
SQ 759: Ban affirmative action in state employment, education, and contracting
Governor Fallin’s statement of support: “Passage of State Question 759 would ensure decisions on state employment, education or contracting awards will be based upon individual merit for all Oklahomans.”
SQ 762: Removes the governor from parole process for nonviolent offenders
Governor Fallin’s statement of opposition to SQ 762: “As governor, I have been entrusted by the citizens of Oklahoma to serve as a safeguard in the pardon and parole process. I remain supportive of the general concept of removing the governor from the pardon and parole process in order to streamline the procedure for criminals with no history of violence.
However, recent events have led me to believe now is not the right time for the governor's office to be removed from its oversight role of the Pardon and Parole Board.
It appears State Question 762 would define non-violent offenders only by their current offense and would not mandate the consideration of past violent behavior. Since taking office, I have denied parole for 437 offenders, who would be considered ‘non-violent’ under the terms of State Question 762, keeping them off our streets and out of our communities.
In the interest of public safety and the well being of Oklahoma, the governor's office should continue to provide this oversight until additional reforms and changes can be made at the Pardon and Parole Board. Therefore, I do not support State Question 762.
My office will continue to work with the Pardon and Parole Board, the legislature and the legal and law enforcement communities to pursue reforms that will deliver efficiencies while protecting public safety.”
SQ 764: Creates a $300M bonding authority for the Oklahoma Water Resource Board (OWRB) in the case of water and sewage treatment loan defaults. Governor Fallin serves on the steering committee for the Yes on 764 campaign.
Governor Fallin’s statement of support: “According to the 2012 update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, there will be a significant need for updating and expanding the state’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs in the next 50 years. State Question 764 would allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to create a reserve fund to leverage available funding for future water infrastructure projects. Passage of State Question 764 would help ensure the delivery of and access to safe drinking water supplies and reliable wastewater infrastructure.”
SQ 765: Eliminates the commission overseeing the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) and transfers its powers to the Legislature and Governor.
Governor Fallin’s statement of support: “Currently, the Department of Human Services is largely governed by a volunteer board which, however well-intentioned, does not answer to voters. The passage of State Question 765 will put authority for appointing an agency director in the hands of the governor, who was chosen to represent the people of Oklahoma and whose job it is to be responsive to their concerns. I am supportive of State Question 765 because it offers the governor more flexibility to pursue the reforms and improvements needed to keep Oklahoma children safe and to deliver higher quality services.”
SQ 766: Exempt intangible property from property taxes; Gov. Fallin has been named the honorary chairwoman of the ‘Yes on 766’ campaign.
Governor Fallin’s statement of support: “Passage of State Question 766 will prevent a new tax on Oklahoma families and small businesses’ intangible property, which includes items like insurance policies, professional licenses, and retirement benefits. Oklahoma has fared better than most states through the recession and it’s important we keep that economic momentum moving forward. Passage of State Question 766 would protect Oklahoma families and small business from the largest tax hike in state history that would significantly hamper their ability to grow and create jobs in Oklahoma.”