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34.2%

Percentage of Oklahoma’s eligible voters who voted in the 2014 General Elections, the 2nd lowest voter turnout in the U.S.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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“If the Republicans truly cared about teachers, they would have used their legislative supermajorities to pass a teacher pay raise at any time during the past eight years — when teachers last had a pay raise. And that included years when oil was bringing $100 a barrel.”

– House Democratic Leader Scott Inman (D-Oklahoma City), speaking against a suggested special legislative session to use the state’s surprise $140 million surplus to fund a teacher pay raise (Source)

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