We urge all opponents of the Eastern Oklahoma County Loop to email the following, or something similar, to any and all state legislators!  Emailing the two you voted for will not be enough.  When we visited the capitol last week we found that many were not even aware the Eastern Loop was being built.  Almost without exclusion, they claimed that they didn't know of the following statute.  We have been complacent and silent for too long!   Demand better for our state!  Feel free to copy and paste the following text.

Dear Legislator,

Eastern OK County needs you to act within your authority now!   Oklahoma deserves better growth than OTA can provide.  They've dominated this state's transportation infrastructure for nearly 70 years!  They've had many years to prove their value to the state as a whole.  We are tired of being held hostage by the failed policies of the past.  The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority was an idea that has grown beyond any conceivable bounds. Oklahomans know that something is intrinsically wrong with how we've been funding roads.  It's time to hold ourselves accountable....and act.   Please as my legislator act on my behalf.  Please do so before OTA scars the face of Eastern Oklahoma County with a Turnpike. 

THE LEGISLATURE,NOT WITHSTANDING ANY AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BY THE AUTHORITY, MAY REPEAL,ALTER,OR AMEND THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION,OR DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE OR LOCATION OF ANY TURNPIKE OR TURNPIKES,OR PORTION OR PORTIONS THERE OF,FOR WHICH BONDS HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD AT THE TIME OF SUCH LEGISLATIVE ACTION.
OKLAHOMA STATUTE .TITLE 69 CHAPTER1 ARTICLE17 SECTION 1732
 


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Jimmie Brown
02/22/2016 7:48am

I'll attempt being brief; If this proposed turnpike (nightmare) for those of us who live in this generally quiet area of mostly unincorporated NE Oklahoma county is approved and the OTA begins confiscating and seizing the property of land owners here, I'll reluctantly and necessarily be forced to move. Of course if this happens, I'll never consider buying any property in Oklahoma County. Governor Fallin and her (yes people) Gary Ridley and many more, whose property will be unaffected by this in some way will be financially rewarded with favors of some sort. Thank you.

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I'm against the building of this proposed turnpike from the very start. It would massively affect the people living nearby. The state government must stop this absurd project to continue. We need our voices to be heard by the local and state government. This proposed turnpike is gaining popularity from all around the world. We must start to act now! Failed laws and policies of the past should be corrected. We, Oklahomans, are not going to stop protesting to be finally heard. What I'm doubtful as of now are the current governing bodies. Business as usual, the government would ignorantly grant the permit to build the proposed turnpike. I hope this won't end as horribly as I think. Thank you for sharing this.

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03/02/2017 2:19pm

Nice Post.

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