“Everyone selling alcohol is to be licensed through ABLE. We pushed hard for that,” Bice said.
Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.
The State Capital Publishing Company building, formerly a museum, remains vacant as recent plans fall through.
“The rhetoric of ISIS against the LGBT community isn’t much different from a lot of people on the Christian right,” Schonauer said.
“Other people have 2- to 3-foot hurdles to jump, but you get a 10-foot-tall hurdle,” Knight said.
Oklahoma Policy Institute’s Do Something OK campaign educates voters about budget cuts and interacting with lawmakers to encourage change.
“We decided we can no longer continue down this road until we get to the point where the whole system just breaks,” Gomez said.
Despite raging debate from state officials, the outcome of State Question 777 rests in the hands of voters.
Hate and extremist antigovernment group activity is on the rise across the nation. PLUS: Twenty-one years after the Oklahoma City bombing, Elohim City’s founding family is done talking about its alleged association with convicted antigovernment and white supremacist domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh. But the Millar family’s views on race and the genetic superiority of whites…
“I want to buy wine where I buy the rest of the stuff I need for dinner, and I want it on Sunday,” Dodgen said.