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April 2012
Calendar of Events
Privatization Consensus Meeting on April 10: Come One, Come All!


Privatization is nothing new. It permeates all levels of government affecting the prison system, the education system, the way our roads government is closedare maintained and the very water we drink. These attempts at government cost saving will not likely vanish in the near future, so how do we make sure it is done in our best interests?


Join us at a consensus meeting focused on the LWVUS Privatization Study being held from 6- 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at the Tulsa Opera offices, 1610 S. Boulder. All members are encouraged to attend. Rides will be provided for any members who are unable or do not wish to drive after dark. Please contact the League office at 918-747-7933 to schedule a ride.


Read more and link to study materials. 


April Unit Meetings: State Income Tax

On Sunday, March 18, a headline in the Tulsa World read:


The House and Senate last week passed measures to reduce or eliminate the state income tax, but the final plan won't be known for weeks.


state capitolThree bills have made their way through committee and are currently under consideration by the Oklahoma legislature. All three would alter significantly the rate and brackets for state income taxes and would eliminate certain credits, exemptions and deductions.

The League of Women Voters--at all levels--has stated positions on fiscal policy which will serve as a backdrop for the April Unit meeting discussions.

See the calendar  for unit meeting times, dates and locations. Click here for the full article and for links to April study materials.


Annual Meeting is May 7: It's Time to Mix Business and Pleasure!  

Join us to hear what "The Capitol Missteps" have to sing and say The Capital Mistepsabout the current political scene and some very interesting commentary on the history of the Tulsa League. You won't want to miss the song and dance shenanigans of Susan Swatek and Wayne Hardy!

We'll also take care of business at our annual meeting Monday, May 7, 5:30-8 p.m., at Fellowship Congregational Church, 2900 S. Harvard. The Call to Meeting will be sent by the third week of April. 


The cost is $10 to cover your buffet meal. A vegetarian option is available. Please contact the League office to reserve your seat and select your meal.

Meet Your City Councilor   

There are still three council districts holding "City Hall in Your Neighborhood" events.
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District 8: April 24,
Peggy V. Helmerich Library,
5131 E. 91st

District 9: April 30, Whiteside Park Community Center, 4009 S. Pittsburg

District 6: May 14,
Martin Regional Library,
2601 S. Garnett 
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Annual Meeting
Meet City Council
Planned Giving
LWVOK Council
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Giving to the League

Thanks to all who contributed to the League's 92nd Birthday observance! We are grateful for your thoughtfulness!

Because dues alone can't finance the work of the League, the generosity of time, talent and treasure from members and friends help us provide the voter services and participation in the public policy process the public expects from us.

We've been honored this past year with numerous bequests, honoraria and memorials. One long-time member tells us she has the League as one of the beneficiaries of her I.R.A.  (and hopes the League won't get that for years!).

There are lots of ways to leave a legacy for the Tulsa League--everything from honoring or memorializing a friend or family member to a simple beneficiary to a charitable  remainder trust. 

Please contact the office if you'd like to discuss making arrangements.


LWVOK Council

LWVOK Council is May 19 in Stillwater. All members are welcome to attend. We need one more voting delegate. Please contact the office if you'd like to join us.
New Office Printer Needed     

Our multipurpose office printer is on its last legs. Frequently corporations in town will donate "older" office equipment, furniture and other office supplies. If you ever hear of anything like this or have an office printer to donate, please contact the office. We'd be happy to give it a good home.

Join Us Today!

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!
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