qotd 12/01/17

“Sometimes change is hard to accept, especially here in Oklahoma. Change is a positive thing. It’s good for Oklahoma. We cannot stay the same as in the late ‘40s or ‘50s. We have a new community now, and we need to learn how to accept that community. By learning about each other, I think it will make it easier for the immigrant community and the nonimmigrant community as well.”

– Francisco Trevino, president of the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, reacting to a study showing that Tulsa’s growing immigrant population is responsible for significant economic gains (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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