“To choose the date, to come to Tulsa, is totally disrespectful and a slap in the face to even happen,” said Sherry Gamble Smith, president of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, an organization named after the prosperous black community that white Oklahomans burned down in a 1921 attack.
No women. No young adults. No representation from the Northern region of the state. No civil rights leaders who have been on the frontlines of this movement in Oklahoma.
“If those vetoes stand, there will be a $111 million cut to public education,” Thompson warned.
While our position is unwavering and clear, we are calling upon the State of Oklahoma to repeal this unconstitutional and discriminatory law, that violates the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth or we will aggressively challenge their decision in court.
“It is irresponsible to do nothing about the lack of health care facilities in minority and lower-income communities,” Susan Porter said.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday defended the state’s $2 million purchase, saying the drug was showing some promise. His health secretary attributed buying the 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills to something that happens in the “fog of war.”
More than 2,000 Oklahomans from nearly 200 cities and towns across the state sign letter calling on Governor Stitt to extend and expand executive orders to protect Oklahomans.