qotd 09/14/17

“We’re not here to take anything from anyone, we’re here to be part of the community. We’re not here to hurt anyone; we’re here to take care of each other.”

– Oklahoma high school student Briseyda Amador, speaking at an Oklahoma City community forum to address  proposed federal action to end deportation protections for undocumented individuals brought to the US as children. Amador is one of about 7,500 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients living in Oklahoma (Source)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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