Leading and Engaging Oklahoma
It's just noise, but policy work still needs to be done! This is the mission of The Oklahoma Academy for State Goals. 

Heading into another election year, it’s pretty clear the ideological and partisan sentiments of the parties are in many ways over shadowing the work that needs to be accomplished. And in times likes these, frequently what is best for the people and the state is lost in the partisanship of the moment. 

This is why the Academy is so important for the future of our state. By getting past the noise of the times and engaging the citizenry through information, education and raising awareness, the shaping of public policy is truly accomplished, as Academy board member Mark Kinders often explains, in a grass-roots, grass-tops approach called the Academy Town Hall process.

Lynn Thompson | Oct 7, 2019

Voter Engagement is Key to a Prosperous Oklahoma
This past Tuesday, Americans celebrated National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday that celebrates our democracy. Established in 2012, this holiday coincides with an effort to register citizens to vote across the country. The work being done by many organizations to improve voter engagement is admirable; however, research shows that, when it comes to voter registration, private action cannot be substituted for legislative change.

According to The Brookings Institution, reg...
Lynn Thompson | Sep 30, 2019