Oklahoma Policy Institute has grown a lot in the past few years. From humble beginnings in 2008, we now have a staff of 20, including talented individuals who focus on a wide range of policy issues, intensive data analysis, outreach, communications, events and operations, and more. To give you a better idea of who we are and what we all do, we are running an OK Policy Blog series highlighting our staffers.
For this edition, here’s Jacobi Crowley, our Southwest Oklahoma Field Organizer:
What do you do at OK Policy?
I am the Southwest Oklahoma Field Organizer for Together Oklahoma. As a Field Organizer, I am able to organize, engage, and educate citizens on current issues throughout the state and local communities. Here in Southwest Oklahoma, I hope to bring more awareness to citizens on concerning issues throughout the state.
What’s your favorite thing about doing this work?
I have always had an interest in grassroots organizing. I enjoy connecting with everyday people about many issues throughout the state. Connecting with different citizens and hearing their concerns helps me to know that the work we do is more than any issue its life-changing circumstances.
What would you most like Oklahoma to become a “Top 10 State” in?
I hope to see every issue we advocate for become Top 10, in the best way! Oklahomans have seen enough of our schools being poorly funded, our jails being overcrowded, our infrastructure dilapidated throughout time and our health not taken seriously. We have made great strides in the right direction but we still have so much more to go. With the focus of these issues, you will see Oklahoma become even more of a great state.
What else should OK Policy’s readers know about you?
I am a licensed and ordained Minister. Every Wednesday I am able to teach my church youth group and help build their relationship with God!