Would you want to put your head between your legs in a hallway with wind speeds of 200 mph and hope for the best? I'm sure that if each one of you had to live through the horror of what those precious little souls endured, there would be no need for a petition and debates and studys. I sincerely hope you cannot sleep without hearing the voices of those sweet babies that can never speak again because you refused to make their safety our first priority - we are now their cry for help and refuse to be silent when of course this is destined to happen again and again and next time it might be your child or grandchild. Yes, your child or grandchild, and then you will act? No, yours are no more precious than ours - they all cost the same; priceless, not dollar signs. Ask their devastated parents and families whom generations are now permanently destroyed. Support State Rep. Joe Dorman and put a safe room in every single Oklahoma school, as well as community centers and hospitals, for when they are not in school and don't have access to a shelter in their homes. Daycares should be given incentives to have them too. Every child and parent deserves to have this peace of mind and should be considered an integral part of their education. Think about those children who cannot return to school now - their education is forever useless because THEY WERE NOT SAFE. Again, would you want to put your head between your legs in a hallway with wind speeds of 200 mph? YOU WOULD BE ENRAGED. The government is well-known for their double-standards but this cannot be one of them. PLEASE ACT NOW. We make countless laws to protect people, including inmates, and yet in tornado alley, we just hope for the best. Can you honestly not agree that this is absurd? It's your turn, and ours, to make the necessary sacrifices.
This petition closed almost 4 years ago
For those of you like me, just a concerned dad, you might be asking if a petition would really do any good. I've asked the same thing and truly don't know, but I don't care either. I refuse to sit...
For those of you like me, just a concerned dad, you might be asking if a petition would really do any good. I've asked the same thing and truly don't know, but I don't care either. I refuse to sit here and let this happen again, especially when one tornado was coming straight for my daughters. And if you're familiar with government, you'll know that it takes a rediculous amount of effort, as well as miracles, to get anything done. So this is going to take much more than just our signatures. We have over 13,000 souls who have signed but most of those were within the first two weeks and only 1,542 of those have shared this petition. State Rep. Joe Dorman has been working on this for several years now but even with these tragic deaths, some lawmakers want a "study" done instead of passing his $500 million bond issue to fund the construction of storm shelters at public schools and multifamilyfacilities. This is a recent news report from KOCO 5: http://www.koco.com/Oklahoma-lawmakers-considering-tornado-safety-options/-/9844716/20622586/-/fdvl95z/-/index.html I know of 9 studies that have cost us far beyond what we should have had to pay at this point.
The bottom line is that if we don't sign, share, and speak for those precious children who cannot, ever again, and even those future generations, possibly your children and grandchildren, the politicians will be looking out for their bottom line instead. As a legislator, it's usually safer to do nothing and say you were "responsible" than to live from your convictions and create change that will naturally be incapable of pleasing everyone. Joe Dorman is obviously our man, risking his popularity, but he cannot do this alone. Again, PLEASE, sign, share, and speak, and not just today but often, letting Joe know you're supporting him but more importantly, that you desperately care about your child and grandchild and your neighbor's children, and worth every penny we have to spend. SIGN, SHARE, AND SPEAK FOR THEM
Joe Dorman, State Representative
(405) 557-7305 (Pam King, Legislative Assistant)
(405) 962-7667 (fax)
(580) 476-3745 (home)
PO Box 524 Rush Springs, OK 73082 or
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.Room 54 Oklahoma City, OK 73105
And here is a list of all House Members who need to keep hearing their voices: http://www.okhouse.gov/Members/Default.aspx
As well as a list of all Senate Members who must continually hear their cries: http://oksenate.gov/Senators/Default.aspx?selectedtab=0
This past month, which has felt like a lifetime for some, we have said a lot of prayers and shown a lot of care, but honestly, we've only just begun. If we look at this as a political issue, it will be easily discouraging and we'll give up, but it's not, it's far greater than any politician - they will come and go but our families are forever. Love is forever. SIGN, SHARE, & SPEAK <3