Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Oklahoma Senate Appropriations Committee Shames Itself

The Senate Appropriations Committee today voted to pass Senator Shurden's bill to overturn the vote of the people on cockfighting. This outrageous bill now goes to the entire Senate for a vote. The sheer arrogance of the Senators that voted to ignore the vote of the people is amazing, even by Oklahoma Legislature "standards". We will have a list of those Senators who voted in favor of Shurden's bill here as soon as it is available. In the meantime, call your Senator at 405-524-0126 and let him/her know how outraged we are that they would even consider re-writing and weakening a law that the people just passed through the initiative petition process. We should also call Governor Brad Henry at 405-523-4232 and ask him to publicly say he will veto any bill sent to him that seeks to overturn the will of the people as expressed in their overwhelming vote to ban cockfighting a few months ago.

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