We are a common sense, grassroots, moderate Oklahoman movement with friends in all parties, sick of hyperbolic bickering and embarrassment, prepared to step up to find common ground and get things done. Many of us have been dissatisfied with mainstream party representation for a long time, others more recently, and all of us want to do something about it.
To advocate for common sense initiatives and solutions that move Oklahomans forward economically and socially in measurable, incremental ways.
We support voter registration, objective data and fact-based issue education, advocacy for sensible governance, programs, and improvements, fiscal and social reforms, and the distribution of trustworthy information for well-informed citizens.
Be a founding member of a group of citizens who share a vision of non-partisan solutions to real problems Oklahomans actually care about.
If we're going to fix this, we have to roll up our sleeves today, and we need you.
Make a difference and bring politics back to the Middle, get in touch and let's talk!
Democracy only works when we all support it. But too many Oklahomans don't feel they can make a difference.
Only 54.8% of ELIGIBLE Oklahomans voted in the November 2020 election.
Dead last in the US.
We must do better.
And why do we have low turnout?
Let's face it: we're not exactly enthused about our choices, right? And the outcome seems a foregone conclusion?
But while we obviously have a dominant Republican party these days at 50.69% of total registered voters, we also have nearly 16.47% Independents, and 32% Democrats.
Most interestingly, 34% of new voters are currently registering Independent, and that number is trending higher every quarter. This, despite that fact that OK Independents are shut out of Republican primaries.
Everywhere, folks are saying: “I just want to vote for the PERSON.”
OKUnited believes that sensible, centrist candidates and solutions can prevail in Oklahoma with effective support.
So let's energize our voters with better choices.
Facts and common understanding underpin progress.
OKUnited seeks to calm the rhetoric, weed through the self-serving fabrications and hyperbole, present reliable information, and encourage serious discussions that lead to solutions to our biggest challenges.
OKUnited supports innovative and practical steps that improve our political world today.
Our current system has brought us here, and we have to change the rules to get a different result.
Opening all primaries to Independents is not just the fair thing to do, since taxpayers fund the primary elections; it will increase participation in the entire process, and bring new voters and candidates.
Other reforms could include: non-partisan primaries, top-2 primaries, ranked choice voting, no-excuse absentee ballots, generous timing and realistic procedures for early and absentee voting, and strong, independent districting commissions.
“We often ask “Who are these people?”
Mona Charen, Policy Editor of The Bulwark, answers here. Her article says it all. We must not permit party hack revisionists to continue to manipulate the public, subvert democracy, and tack back and forth in convenient service to their personal agendas and ambitions.
These politicians claim to speak for us, and we know they don’t. We ARE better than this.
We’re adding new members and supporters every day at OKUnited, but our mission will require every one of us.
Help us grow by forwarding our website and emails to those you know who might share our concerns and crave issue-based, deliberate political discourse and policies. We need better candidates, we need better choices, and we need better representation. We can do this if we step out of the shadows together!
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