Working Oklahomans Petition: 

Begin reopening Oklahoma by May 1

Sign the petition today to tell your elected officials to begin reopening Oklahoma by May 1

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Whereas governments are established by the people and derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; and
Whereas government power at all levels is limited by the state and federal constitutions; and
Whereas even in a crisis, the rights of the people must be respected and government must remain accountable to the people; and
Whereas a good rule of medicine and public policy is to “first do no harm,” but shutdowns and “shelter-in-place” policies are doing extensive and serious harm to many Oklahomans; and
Whereas a growing body of evidence suggests that government imposed shutdowns and “shelter-in-place” orders go beyond what is necessary to protect Oklahomans from the coronavirus; therefore
 
We the working people of the State of Oklahoma
 call on all of our state and local elected officials to begin the process of lifting all “shelter-in-place” and similarly oppressive orders by May 1, 2020. This does not mean that social distancing or other less-restrictive measures should be curtailed, but that working people must be allowed to earn an honest living so that we can care for our families and communities. Any government-imposed restrictions should be targeted, limited, and justified by findings that they are necessary and proper within Oklahoma.

 Working Oklahomans Petition: 

Begin reopening Oklahoma by May 1

Sign the petition today to tell your elected officials to begin reopening Oklahoma by May 1

Sign the petition today to tell your elected officials to begin reopening Oklahoma by May 1

Whereas governments are established by the people and derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; and
Whereas government power at all levels is limited by the state and federal constitutions; and
Whereas even in a crisis, the rights of the people must be respected and government must remain accountable to the people; and
Whereas a good rule of medicine and public policy is to “first do no harm,” but shutdowns and “shelter-in-place” policies are doing extensive and serious harm to many Oklahomans; and
Whereas a growing body of evidence suggests that government imposed shutdowns and “shelter-in-place” orders go beyond what is necessary to protect Oklahomans from the coronavirus; therefore
 
We the working people of the State of Oklahoma
 call on all of our state and local elected officials to begin the process of lifting all “shelter-in-place” and similarly oppressive orders by May 1, 2020. This does not mean that social distancing or other less-restrictive measures should be curtailed, but that working people must be allowed to earn an honest living so that we can care for our families and communities. Any government-imposed restrictions should be targeted, limited, and justified by findings that they are necessary and proper within Oklahoma.

13,931 signatures

*as of May 7 at 12:08 p.m.