On October 25, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Ardmore Young Professionals and Leadership Greater Ardmore Alumni will be hosting a State Issue Forum. This event is designed to increase your involvement in and knowledge of state legislative issues that have an impact on all of us as Oklahomans, and to improve your advocacy efforts at the state level. The programming will focus on four of the seven different state issues certified to appear on the Oklahoma ballot on November 8, 2016. The issues we will be focusing on include:

State Question 777, which was designed to establish a constitutional guarantee for farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices. State Question 779, which was designed to increase the state sales tax by one percent to generate revenue for education funding. State Question 780, which  was designed to reclassify certain property offenses and simple drug possession misdemeanor crimes and State Question 781 which was designed to use money saved by reclassifying certain property and drug crimes as misdemeanors outlined in State Question 780 to fund rehabilitative programs. State Question 792, which was designed to allow grocery stores and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine.

You will hear from influential public policy makers and other advocates on both sides of each issue. Presenters will be able to present their argument for or against the state question, and inform the public of the pros and cons. The floor will then be open to questions from attendees.

Please join us for this free event on October 25, 2016 at 7 pm at the Ardmore Convention Center.