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February 2012
Calendar of Events
Happy 92nd Birthday LWV: Celebrate Feb.16!


Bring a friend and an appetizer and join us to celebrate tSheyl Loveladyhe League's 92nd birthday 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb.16 at The Sophian Plaza,1500 S. Frisco.

Sheryl Lovelady, director, Women's Leadership Institute at OU's Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, will talk about the dearth of women in elective office and why it matters. We'll also have a "Dress for Electoral Success" style show with hints on how to dress for each event on the campaign trail - from knocking on doors to meet the voters to the inaugural ball.

Read more about our exciting speaker.

We hope to see you and at least one friend at this very fun and special special event. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Oklahoma House District 71 - Special Election Primary Debate on Feb. 6th

The League is sponsoring a primary candidate forum for the House District 71 special election from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 6 at Wright ElVote Smart!ementary School, 1110 E. 45th Pl. The primary is Tues., Feb. 14. Two Democratic and five Republican candidates will be on the ballot.


HD71 encompasses Brookside, running from 21st to 81st streets south between the Arkansas River and Lewis Avenue. The seat has been vacant since December when Dan Sullivan resigned to become Chief Executive Officer of the Grand River Dam Authority.  


Read on. 

February Unit Meetings: Privatize What?!  

The February Unit meetings will focus on what municipal services or assets should never be privatized. Materialgovernment is closeds will include the executive summary of the KPMG study recently commissioned by the City of Tulsa as well as relevant excerpts from a research paper on privatization prepared for the Florida State Legislature.

See the calendar for unit meeting times and dates. Read on for an overview of the spring program schedule, as well as the February study materials.
Stillwater League Annual Dinner Features Oklahoma Water Resources Expert

The Stillwater League is holding its annual dinner Wed., Feb. 15.
Tickets are $20. We're invited!


Barney Austin, director of hydrologic services with INTERA, a geosciences firm working with the Choctaw Nation, will speak on "Challenges for Oklahoma Water Resources."   


Read on. 

Join the League Today!   LWV 20s poster

Invite your friends to join the Tulsa League of Women Voters! We're always looking for civic-minded individuals who want to help make a difference. Our membership dues is the best deal in town: $55 a year for an individual member and only $25 more for another member in the same household. Forward this newsletter to your friends. Ask them to be a part of something special. Ask them to help you make democracy work!

Read on for detailed membership information and to join online.
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In This Issue
HD71 Primary Debate
February Unit Meetings
Stillwater League Dinner
Get Your Directory Today
New Voting Machines Are Here
Conduct Exit Polls on Super Tuesday
Get Our 2012 Directory Today!

Want to know the name of Mayor Bartlett's new 28-year-old Chief of Staff? Maybe you want to send a message to your state senator but don't have a current e-mail address. What you need is our 2012 Directory of Government Officials.


One of the Tulsa League's most-requested publications, the Directory has contact information for Tulsa city councilors, Tulsa County officials, Oklahoma government officials and national offices, as well as information on voter registration, voter ID and voting. The new edition will be available Feb. 1.


New Voting Machines Unveiled


The Tulsa County Election Board recently unveiled new high-tech voting machines with an open house for voters to test the Hart International devices.

Tulsa League Board Vice President Gloria Caldwell checked out the long-promised technology and reports that voters should be pleased.

Be a Super Tuesday
Exit Pollster

Super Tuesday is on March 6 when 10 states will hold either primaries or caucuses to help decide the GOP nominee for president.

Want to help conduct exit polls? The League has been contacted by Edison Research in their roll as the exit poll provider to the television news networks and the Associated Press.

Interested? Contact Natasha Azar at 888-325-8683.