Oklahoma faces serious challenges. Together, we can rise to meet them

Throughout the past week, we’ve highlighted multiple facets of poverty in Oklahoma. We hope we’ve demonstrated that while poverty is a complex issue, Oklahoma has the power to provide real solutions. 

It’s true that it’s an uphill battle. As we’ve shared this week:

But while these situations were created and exacerbated by public policy, they’re also problems that we can leverage proven tools to solve:

  • By restoring refundability of the Earned Income Tax Credit, we can help more low-income working families cover basic expenses like school supplies and groceries;
  • By expanding Medicaid, we can ensure that parents get the health care they need to bring their best selves to their children and family;
  • By continuing to increase education funding, we can make sure every kid can attend a high-quality school; and
  • By continuing criminal justice reform efforts, we can free families from endless cycle of fees, fines, and arrests and help them get back on their feet.

OK Policy is committed to using these proven solutions (and others) to equip families to lift themselves into better circumstances. By joining our Together Oklahoma grassroots teams, you can work with us to ensure that every Oklahoman’s voice is heard at the Capitol and that we’re giving policymakers the help they need to take on our toughest challenges. 

Together, we can make a difference. Join us.

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Sabine Brown joined the Oklahoma Policy Institute as Housing Senior Policy Analyst in January 2022. She previously worked at OK Policy from January 2018 until September 2020 as the Outreach and Legislative Director, and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Before joining OK Policy she served as the Oklahoma Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Sabine also earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Health Science from the University of Oklahoma and was a physician assistant prior to discovering advocacy work. She grew up in Germany but has called Oklahoma home since 1998.

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