Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tulsa Democrat John Harlan on SB 507

A bill is sitting on Governor Henry’s desk that he will either sign or veto by week’s end. The bill is called Senate Bill 507. The bill strips working people of very important rights and gives corporations the ability to avoid being held accountable when they injure and kill innocent Oklahomans. The bill was pushed through by the big companies because they do not want you and your family to be able to hold them accountable when they are careless.

There are too many problems with the bill to list here. It is opposed by AARP because it discriminates against the elderly. It is opposed by farmers and ranchers because it strips them of their ability to seek redress from manufacturers of farm equipment. It is opposed by consumer groups because there is nothing in it that is good for consumers. It is purely for the benefit of large corporations and insurance companies. If you want to learn more about the bill, you can click here.

The Governor’s office is taking a poll to see whether more people oppose or favor the bill. It takes about 10 seconds to voice your opinion.

All you have to do is call 405 521-2342. When they answer, tell them you oppose Senate Bill 507. They will not ask you for your name or any other information. It’s as simple as that. Additionally, tell them that x number of people in your family also oppose the Bill and ask if they need to call.

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