Quote of the Day 8/14/2015

“Over 100 years ago, a young woman named Kate Barnard took our state by storm and motivated the people of Oklahoma to improve children’s lives. Thanks to Barnard’s efforts, the Oklahoma Constitution banned child labor and required public education. The welfare of Oklahoma children was addressed and the lives of poor and working poor children were improved. It’s time for another ‘Kate Storm.”

-Jim Priest, CEO of Sunbeam Family Services, and Terry Smith, executive director of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, writing about Oklahoma’s high poverty, food insecurity, and child abuse that rank the state low for the well-being of children (Source)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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