Monday, June 19, 2006

RAISE Oklahoma

Watch your local news channels today for coverage of the RAISE Oklahoma rally at the state capitol this morning.

Campaign organizer Linda Gray Murphy was emcee for the event. Speakers included Senator Cal Hobson, Senator Debbe Leftwich, Representative Jari Askins, and Representative Richard Morrissette.

I saw these other supporters:UAW representative Judy Calhoun; Jim
Huff, Oklahoma Chapter of Americans for Separation of Church and State; Reverend Bruce Prescott, Mainstream Baptists; Pastor George Young, Holy Temple Baptist Church; Deacon John Morris, St. John the Baptist Parish; Rex Friend, Attorney, Quaker and Community Activist; Pam Maisano, Legislative Liaison for Oklahoma Conference of Churches; Shirley Cox, Director of Social Action for Catholic Charities; Reverend Scott Keneda, Wesley United Methodist Church; and Rabbi Barry Cohen, Temple B’nai Israel.

I also saw the following candidates there: Hal Spake, CD4; Christine Byrd, HD 97; Casey Davis HD 88; Rhonda Rudd, SD 46; and Will Andrews, SD 22.

Each of the speakers emphasized that the campaign to raise the minimum wage IS a MORAL ISSUE. For more information about the campaign go to


Lisa Pryor said...

Larry Gooch was there too!!

Lisa Pryor said...

Bruce Prescott has provided a copy of his remarks as prepared for deliver today. He called it Payday Someday and it can be found on his blog at