There are a number of great ways to get involved with legislative advocacy efforts at the Chamber. Attend any of the legislative events, listed on the Chamber events calendar, or participate in a OneVoice task force, or travel with the Chamber on lobbying trips to Oklahoma City or Washington D.C.
OneVoice Legislative Agenda
OneVoice is the regional advocacy effort lead by the Tulsa Regional Chamber. OneVoice includes more than 70 partners across the region, ranging from municipalities to peer chambers of commerce and community organizations. Through OneVoice, nine task forces identify and prioritize key issues every summer. In the fall, these issues are brought together at the Regional Legislative Summit, where attendees vote to define the top 15 state and top 15 federal issues. These priorities are then shared with state legislators and Congressmen via the regional OneVoice legislative agenda, announced before session begins each year.
Since 2007, the OneVoice agenda has been the primary advocacy tool utilized by the Chamber and its partners to communicate top-priority issues to its state and federal lawmakers . The OneVoice coalition has taken a comprehensive approach to these challenges, and identifies solutions that impact all levels of Oklahoma competitiveness: a business-friendly tax structure, a talented and healthy workforce, and a safe and reliable transportation infrastructure.
To ensure that the Tulsa region and the state of Oklahoma are positioned for success in the years to come, 70 organizations joined together to create the 2017 Regional OneVoice Legislative Agenda . The top priorities selected for the year can be found in the following section of the agenda.
Stay informed on the progress of these issues, and many more, by subscribing to the Chamber’s Legislative Update emails. Updates are sent each Friday during session. They include helpful links, bill tracking, notifications on OneVoice priorities and are a free benefit to our Chamber members.
Your participation is essential for ensuring our unified voice, and guarantees the best resolutions are made for the Tulsa metro and state of Oklahoma. With the support of our respected partners, we are confident the 2017 session will result in positive outcomes which will place Oklahoma on the road to success.
Check back soon for a copy of the 2017 OneVoice Regional Legislative Agenda.