For Immediate Release
June 11, 2012
Contact: Trav Robertson
Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance has First Meeting
Oklahoma City– In a blatant disregard for the Human Rights of Oklahomans, the Republican-led legislature and an executive order from the Governor has dissolved the Human Rights Commission and other commissions that affect various special interest groups. Fortunately, the Oklahoma Democratic Party stepped in to facilitate the first meeting of the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance to fill the vacuum left by the elimination of the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission.
The Alliance made several productive steps towards establishing long-term goals and objectives. The Alliance voted to establish a working committee to create a mission statement and to meet on the second Monday of every month at noon. The Alliance also decided to bring suggestions for new subcommittees to the next meeting.
The Alliance was composed of representatives from a wide variety of organizations. In attendance were representatives from the American Association of University Women, American Federation of Teachers, Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance, Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, Cimarron Alliance, Divine Wisdom Church, Faith Church, Human Rights Commission, J.O.Y. The Free Resources Clinic, Labor Council, Mainstream Baptists, National Alliance for the Advancement of Colored People, National Association of Black Social Workers, Office of Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Democratic Party Affirmative Action Committee, Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Oklahoma Federation Democratic Women, Nuestra Comunidad, and The Peace House.
If you want to be involved with the OUHRA please contact the Oklahoma Democratic Party.