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Our infrastructure of organizations (OCPA, OCPA Action, People for Opportunity, the Advance Freedom PAC, and more)—all independent of each other but all connected and sharing one vision—has demonstrated with great clarity that it can get things done. Below are some victories in which OCPA’s research and advocacy played an important role—sometimes the decisive role—in changing public policy.

  • EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM.

    With a public-school open-transfer law and three private-school choice programs, every student in Oklahoma now has school freedom.

  • REOPENING OKLAHOMA.

    OCPA was a leading voice in calling for a prompt reopening of businesses during the government-imposed shutdowns of 2020.

  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORM.

    With this landmark reform, Oklahoma is protecting workers and saving money for employers—instead of enriching lawyers.

  • PROTECTING CHILDREN.

    Oklahoma law now keeps boys out of the girls’ bathroom and bans sex-change surgeries for minors.

  • TAX CUTS.

    Oklahoma has reduced corporate and personal income-tax rates and now has a roadmap for eliminating the income tax altogether.

  • PENSION REFORM.

    Oklahoma transformed its state-government pension system—the state treasurer called it “an important fiscal milestone in the history of our state”—and has resisted subsequent attempts to roll back the reform.

  • CLEAN SLATE.

    By allowing automatic expungement of certain lower-level criminal convictions, Oklahomans who have served their sentences can now become productive members of society, making them less likely to reoffend.

  • FREE SPEECH.

    OCPA is leading the effort to make sure Oklahomans have legal recourse against frivolous lawsuits that are intended to chill free speech.

  • STOPPING STATE-SANCTIONED RACISM.

    Oklahoma law now bans race-based Marxist instruction in Oklahoma classrooms.

  • TORT REFORM.

    After several years of progress in preventing lawsuit abuse (later partially rolled back by the Oklahoma Supreme Court), Oklahoma became a national leader in providing fair and balanced civil justice.

  • WORKPLACE FREEDOM.

    Oklahoma law now prevents labor unions from forcing employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

  • EXECUTIVE-BRANCH REFORM.

    State government is now more effective and efficient since the governor has the power to hire and fire certain agency heads.