Advocacy

Citizen planners, neighborhood leaders, business owners, and interested residents are able to advocate for their communities to grow and thrive. These resources provided here are designed to give you a head-start when you decide to reach out to elected officials and other decision making bodies in your community.

APA Advocacy 

APA is committed to providing members with an array of convenient and useful resources to help them carry the planning message to Congress and state legislatures, starting with an advocacy network based on APA's state chapters. Legislative liaisons in each chapter can help coordinate members' legislative advocacy for both federal and state priorities.

For resources on effective advocacy and current issues visit the APA Advocacy webpage.

Legislative Research Links

Oklahoma Municipal League

American Planning Association Issues & Policies – Most of the resources on APA’s site are receiving national or regional attention.

American Planning Association Current Action Alert Federal Legislation

Oklahoma Legislature - http://www.oklegislature.gov/

Oklahoma Constitution - http://www.oklegislature.gov/ok_constitution.html

Search Oklahoma House & Senate Bills - http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/Webapplication2/webform1.aspx

OU School of Law Statute Search - http://oklegal.onenet.net/statutes.basic.html

TO FIND: Your House and Senate representatives:
Oklahoma House of Representatives -  http://www.okhouse.gov/FindMyLegislator.aspx
Oklahoma State Senate -  http://www.oksenate.gov/FindMyLegislature.aspx

TO FIND: Your elected federal officials, E-mail for local media, or Status of current federal legislation.
US House of Rep find - http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
US Senate find - http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm