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For those looking to help Regarding State Capitol
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in Oklahoma, OICA has that 145 interim study o
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two important deadlines applications were submitted
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62% need the public’s help and House of Representatives a
input on. First, we will be pertaining to children’s l
concluding our art contest issues. We greatly appreciate a
– Envisioning a Brighter those legislators who focused t
Future for Oklahoma’s on these issues and who p
Children – a collaborative responded specifically to t
effort with the Oklahoma OICA requests. They include D
Department of Health. We a robust offering of subjects, O
would like for young artists Joe Dorman touching on everything from
from across the state to in-classroom discipline to
enter this competition. The OICA CEO addressing and preventing c
top pieces of art will be Roberts People’s Choice childhood trauma. We will
displayed at Rainbow Fleet certainly be writing more w
Awards next week. This C
in Oklahoma City’s Paseo is our award given to an about these studies as they
District on Friday, July 5th progress. OICA is looking h
individual child advocacy t
during the First Friday Art leader or organization, as forward to working with the
Walk, and we will print House members discussing p
voted upon by the people of
artwork on each of the 365 Oklahoma on social media. children’s policy, and we hope
pages of OICA’s legislative the senators will file several c
We are currently receiving
calendar. Please encourage nominees and our board reviews of youth policies
children under 18 to enter prior to their deadline next t
committee will select finalists d
this competition and to by the end of next week. month.
make their submissions this I want to conclude this w
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week. Artists can go to our or a group that deserves column by thanking Rep.
website at (https:// Mickey Dollens for receiving a
recognition, then please submit their information a perfect score and perfect
and download the entry attendance in our legislator n
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form. Then mail the drawing anne-roberts-peoples-choice- report card. He was
and entry form to our offices inadvertently left off the list s
award/ to ensure they are e
(2915 N Classen Blvd, Ste counted! The award for when we published the result.
320, OKC OK 73106) by Thank you Rep. Dollens n
each will be presented at the d
Friday, July 28. OICA Heroes Ball on Friday, for your efforts this session
We are also about to close July 26th with our other to support Oklahoma’s
nominations for the Anne children! y

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