Communications & Public Affairs
Aug. 12, 2021

Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus

Minority Leader Supports Parents, OSMA in Suit Against Governor

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed to overturn portions of Senate Bill 658, which strips away local control from Oklahoma communities.

“It is shameful that parents have to sue the Governor and the Legislature to keep their children safe.

“We have reached a point in this pandemic where some elected leaders are choosing political talking points over sensible responses that will save lives.

“I applaud the petitioners of this case, and I hope that it will help state leaders realize the severity of this situation.”