OKHPR Candidate Questionnaire

As the 2022 elections are quickly approaching, OKHPR is beginning to send out candidate questionnaires! We send a candidate questionnaire to every state and federal legislative candidate from Oklahoma. We also send the questionnaire to as many city council and school board candidates as possible. Since city council and school board candidates file for candidacy locally, it is difficult for OKHPR volunteers to locate contact information for each candidate. Due to this, we ask that members reach out to your local candidates and ask that they request a questionnaire from OKHPR or send their contact information to info@okhpr.com.

The next election takes place on February 8th and includes the Board of Education primary and other special elections. If you are unsure if your area has an election, check using this link.

Once you locate candidates running for office in your local area, send them this link to request the OKHPR Candidate Questionnaire. We will send them the questionnaire as soon as possible. We ask that all questionnaires be turned in by January 7th to give our volunteers enough time to grade each questionnaire, determine endorsements, and put together the OKHPR voting guide.

Which Senators Supported a Special Session?

The Senators listed on the left side of the above photo are the legislators who signed on to the call for a special session. Please send them a quick thank you! On the right side of the photo are those Senators who did NOT sign on. Two of those Senators will be terming out at the end of 2022. Six Senators are up for re-election in 2022, and eight will be up for re-election in 2024. Please contact those legislators who did not sign on to let them know your disappointment.

As a reminder, there was enough support from the State House of Representatives, including from Speaker Charles McCall and Governor Kevin Stitt for a special session. The following Oklahoma Senators chose not to sign on to a special session.

Senator Treat

Senator Hall

Senator Haste

Senator Simpson

Senator Howard

Senator Taylor

Senator Stanley

Senator Thompson

Senator Rosino

Senator Pugh

Senator Paxton

Senator McCortney

Senator Jech

Senator Garvin

Action Alert! No on H.R. 550!

“On November 30, H.R. 550, a federal bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill, “Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021,” would expand state and local health department vaccine-tracking systems to monitor the vaccination status of American citizens. States would provide the information to the federal government.
The bill may be difficult to stop as it already has bipartisan support. It passed the House with the support of 294 U.S. Representatives, including all Democrats and 80 Republicans.
H.R. 550 is now under consideration by the U.S. Senate where, if passed, it could be implemented in under 12 months.
H.R. 550 would lead to a monumental invasion of our rights as American citizens. It would set an incredibly dangerous precedent and could lead to more vaccine mandates, and more restrictions of services and healthcare for the unvaccinated.
The bill also creates a mechanism for federal, state and local governments to enforce vaccine passports and possibly no-fly lists. And it would be costly to taxpayers — it appropriates $400 million dollars to expand vaccine tracking.
Part of this money would be spent on grants and cooperative agreements to state or local governmental entities that agree to adopt the new data collection guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s imperative that we work to educate our Senators on why this legislation poses an unprecedented threat to freedom and liberty, and how it will lead to an unconstitutional invasion of privacy and loss of medical freedom.
Once freedoms are lost, they’re nearly impossible and extremely costly to regain through legal action. The time to act on this is now!
Please take a few moments to call and send an email explaining why you oppose this legislation to your Senator Inhofe and Senator Lankford.
Here is a sample phone script:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to tell Senator ____ my views on H.R. 550, which would unnecessarily appropriate hundreds of millions of dollars to expand vaccine tracking systems. This is an unprecedented invasion of the medical privacy of American citizens. This bill violates the traditional principles of consent for sharing an individual’s medical information. It’s bad enough that many state and local departments share our health data without our consent, but now they would be sharing our data with the federal government also. Adults are fully capable of keeping their own and their children’s vaccine records. Americans should never be required to allow the government to access their private medical information. I urge the Senator to stand up for medical freedom and protect Americans’ medical privacy; especially for those individuals in our state.
Senator Inhofe
Senator Lankford
This is an invasion of privacy and freedom that no American citizen should be comfortable with and it’s critical that we all take action now!

Call for an Immediate Special Session!

Breaking News! House Republicans support special session on overreaching federal vaccine mandates.  Thank you to Speaker Charles McCall and the House for publicly calling for a special session.
Dec. 3, 2021
Oklahomans for Health & Parental Rights is calling for an immediate special session of the Oklahoma legislature to provide health privacy and health choice to Oklahoma’s workforce.
Too many Oklahomans this holiday season are being confronted with the difficult choice of getting a COVID-19 vaccine or booster that they do not want or being fired from their jobs.
A large number of members of both the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House are also in agreement. We are incredibly grateful for those lawmakers who have publicly called for a special session as protecting Oklahoma jobs saves lives, our economy, and the holidays for many families that are depending on a steady paycheck this season.
This call for Oklahoma follows states like Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa, Arkansas, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Alabama, Utah, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North & South Dakota who are moving swiftly to protect their healthcare industry, their supply chain and the unemployment benefits and jobs of their hardworking citizens.
We now ask that all Oklahomans stand together with their fellow Oklahomans who are facing job loss this holiday season and support our elected officials in calling for an immediate special session of the Oklahoma legislature to protect Oklahoma jobs. You can find the contact information of all your elected officials at oklegislature.gov at the bottom right of the above website after entering your specific Oklahoma address.
Oklahomans for Health & Parental Rights Political Action Committee & Foundation
ACTION: CALL AND EMAIL THE YOUR STATE SENATOR AND ASK THAT THEY SIGN ON TO THE CALL FOR A SPECIAL SESSION! Do not forget to tell them that you are a constituent!  Here is the new call from Senator Casey Murdock. Notice how it addresses privacy and discrimination.