Communications & Public Affairs
February 25, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: State Rep. Mickey Dollens
Dollens Releases Statement After MMIP Bill Passes Judiciary Committee
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Mickey Dollens (D-OKC) released the following statement after Ida’s law (House Bill 3345) passed through the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday with a vote of 14 to 0.
“Working closely with tribal members for the past year on legislation to address Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) in Oklahoma has been a transformative experience. The heartache and suffering that this community has gone through is brutal, and it is real. I am proud to see Ida’s Law pass through committee today, and I want to commend each of the fierce Native American advocates, especially LaRenda Morgan with the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes and Ashley Nicole McCray Absentee Shawnee for bringing this issue to my attention and now to the attention of our state. I commend each of them, and I thank all tribal members for including me on this journey.”