We fight for the rights and opportunities of every Oklahoman.
Our team began OK Appleseed in 2022 with the belief that Oklahoma can become a more just and fair society. Since we launched we have uncovered truths about the system we couldn't have imagined, and worked to right decade old wrongs.
Public education is the bedrock of our democracy. If we don't have citizens that are educated enough participate in our democracy, then all is lost. The reality is that 15.6% of Oklahomans live below the poverty line. We have to ensure they have free, fair, reasonable access to good education.
Oklahomans have a comparatively low voter turnout, and many Oklahomans aren't sure if they're eligible to vote due to old felony convictions. We're launching a landscape analysis of election laws and working with advocates in the space to understand and bring the most value to working in elections and election law.
Our projects in Election Justice are coming soon!
Our Board of Directors has settled on the strategic areas OK Appleseed can work on that will make the biggest difference in the lives of Oklahomans. For the next three years we will focus on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Education Justice, and Election Justice.
Having clients with mental health issues in criminal court presents unique challenges. Oklahoma Appleseed's practical guide will help answer common practice questions and present useful statutory references so you can give your client the best defense possible.
Our latest articles profile hot topics on big issues in the Oklahoma landscape and what you can do to improve the quality of life of those who continue to struggle against oppressive systems.
We're devoted to the sanctity of public education. Public education is the bedrock of our democracy--when public schools win, we all win. More people are able to attain economic mobility, pursue happiness, and reach the ideal of the American dream.
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