OUR VISION: An engaged, equitable community where all people have power to influence public decisions.
Foundations of Organizing - 3 Day Training
Whether you are new to organizing your institution, or are looking for new ideas and energy, join people from across the region to learn from national trainers about the tools that can help you be more effective as you build a core team, hold small group sessions to discuss issues, turn unsolvable problems into winnable issues, and build power to impact local and state issues that affect our families. Plan to attend all three sessions:
Fri, Oct 11 - 5:30-8:30pm at Phillips Theological Seminary
Sat, Oct 12 - 9am-8pm at Phillips Theological Seminary (includes lunch & dinner)
Sun, Oct 13 - 2pm-5pm at All Souls Unitarian Church
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Fundamentos de la organización - 3 días de entrenamiento
Ya sea que usted sea nuevo en la organización de su institución, o esté buscando nuevas ideas y energía, únase a personas de toda la región para aprender de los entrenadores nacionales sobre las herramientas que pueden ayudarle a ser más eficaz a medida que construye un equipo básico, celebrar sesiones de grupos pequeños para discutir temas, convertir los problemas irresolubles en problemas que se pueden ganar, y crear poder para impactar los asuntos locales y estatales que afectan a nuestras familias. Planee asistir a las tres sesiones:
Viernes, Oct 11 - 5:30pm-8:30pm en Phillips Theological Seminary
Sábado, 12 de octubre - 9am-8pm en Phillips Theological Seminary (incluye almuerzo y cena)
Domingo, Oct 13 - 2pm-5pm en la Iglesia All Souls Unitarian.
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Currently working on:
Student Loan Debt - There are over 44 million people who owe more than $1.5 trillion in the U.S. simply because they sought more education. The impact on students, new graduates, parents, and adults returning to school is staggering. Our Civic Academy highlighted problems such as students not understanding the full implication of their loan debt, and our meetings with OK Rep. Melissa Provenzano led to a legislative study to consider a Student Borrower's Bill of Rights.
If you have a story you’d like to share about how a debt collector has harassed you or a family member because of student loan debt, please contact ACTION at email@example.com
Criminal Justice Reform - At the District Attorney Candidate Accountability Session last year, our team was challenged by Tulsa County DA Steve Kunzweiler to see what really goes on in the courtrooms in relation to fair bail amounts and alternative sentencing opportunities. In response, we are training almost 20 Court Observers in partnership with Still She Rises. We plan to be in the galleries in October to collect data on how procedures and policies work in a variety of cases.
Immigration Issues - We continue to follow the impact of the 287(g) contract with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office on our immigrant community, and to ask County Commissioners for an accurate accounting of the cost to taxpayers of this program. Since OK State Statue 22 O.S. §171.2 (OCSN 2019) already requires an immigration status check for anyone arrested for a felony or DUI, the 287(g) program merely serves as a dragnet to subject low level offenders to deportation, often after many productive years in our city, requiring them to leave behind jobs, homes, and families.
Public Education Support - We are hearing teachers' stories of the impact the lack of children's mental health services has in their classrooms, and on the ability of many children to learn. We are talking with administrators and experts in childhood trauma to explore ways for children to get help and for teachers to be supported in the schools.
Member Institutions in action:
What is ACTION?
OUR MISSION: To strengthen institutions, build power, and advocate change by acting collectively to improve our quality of life in the Tulsa area.
ACTION is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a partner organization with VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) in Oklahoma City. It is affiliated nationally with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which is the oldest and largest organizing network in the United States. ACTION operates under the West/Southwest IAF Network.
Hear more about the work of ACTION on Tulsa Public Radio with Rich Fisher on Studio Tulsa