There are two methods of nominating our next presidential nominee - caucuses, just as we witnessed in Iowa and primaries such as New Hampshire and Oklahoma have.
Unlike a primary, where residents simply cast their ballots, a caucus is a local gathering where voters openly decide which candidate to support. The caucus format favors candidates who have a dedicated and organized following because a small band of devoted volunteers can exert an outsized influence in the open setting of a caucus.
Voter laws vary from state to state. New Hampshire allows for you to be able to register at the polling place on Election Day as long as the polls are open. Oklahoma's deadline to register to vote in the March 1, primary was last Friday, February 5. New Hampshire allows "Undeclared" voters to choose either party's ballot in the primary election. However, if you are registered with a party you must vote that party's ballot in the primary election. Oklahoma was a "Closed" primary state until last year when the Democrats changed their rules to allow "Independent" voter participation in their primaries. Republicans MUST be registered as Republicans to vote in Oklahoma primaries. In the Iowa caucuses, you could register to vote the same day as the caucus, you had to participate in "your party of choice" caucus but you were allowed to change your voter affiliation on the same day as the caucus if you wanted to switch political parties.
Tulsa 9.12 board member Samantha Jones, went to Iowa to make phone calls and rally support for one of the presidential candidates as well as attended and spoke on behalf of her candidate at one of the caucuses. She will share with us her experience and talk about the differences between a caucus and a primary. We will also have representatives from different campaigns speak on behalf of their candidate. We have encouraged the campaigns to bring materials and signs for their supporters.
Oklahoma's Presidential primary is March 1, if you haven't decided who you will be voting for this will be a great opportunity to hear from candidate representatives and ask the questions important to you.
Thursday, February 11th
Spirit Life Church (Evangelistic Temple)
Destination Kids Building
5345 South Peoria Avenue(map)
Tulsa, OK 74105-6819
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Tulsa contingent who attended the Oklahoma Corporation Commission meeting on PSO proposed rate increase for Smart Meters (aka AMI).
Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 18th, 2014.
The Commission delayed a decision on the PSO proposal to some future date.
OK Corp Commission - PSO Rate Increase Case - Thurs, Dec 18
The case for the base rate increase PSO is requesting for the deployment of Smart (AMI) meters in its network is ready to be voted on by the OCC (Oklahoma Corporation Commission). They will make their decision based on the recommendation of the ALJ (Administrative Law Judge), who recommends permitting PSO to raise our base rates to cover the purchase and deployment of Smart meters. In her recommendation she failed to include public comment regarding health, privacy and safety issues associated with Smart (AMI) meters as well as documents filed with the OCC by Oklahoma citizens regarding this case.
If the OCC votes on the base rate increase, based solely on the recommendation of one judge with no consideration of public opinion, the monopolies that are our utility providers will gain permission to raise our rates to pay for their investment (the purchase of the Smart Meters), forcing customers to have a meter placed on their home or business with no option to refuse. We must stand up and oppose the ALJ's recommendations. Let's not forget, due to EPA regulations regarding Regional Haze, our utility bills will rise by a minimum of 11%, with most anticipating upwards of 20% in 2015.
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A little something about Smart (AMI) Meters and Why We Oppose Them:
Utilities in jurisdictions within Oklahoma are implementing the installation of "Advanced Metering Infrastructures" (i.e. smart meters). The meters are telecom devices that track and record details of customers' energy usages and automatically transmit the information wirelessly, via radio-frequency (RF) microwaves (MW) to the Utilities. The wireless system is designed to support two-way communication between a customer's meter and the Utility.
Individual "smart meters" can be upgraded remotely by the Utility, providing the ability to implement future innovations and proposed energy conservation add-ons such as Utility controlled thermostats. Utilities exercise the installation of "smart meters" without the customer's request or expressed consent.
Additionally, the Utilities fail to provide full disclosure for the following: privacy violation, due process of the law, cyber attack vulnerability of un-encrypted data devices, health side effects from repeated exposure to pulse microwave radiation, increased utility bills, inaccurate billing, danger associated with meter malfunction and overheating, and the customer's right to refuse the meter's installation.
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Speech at the Philadelphia State House on August 1, 1776.
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