OUR VISION: An engaged, equitable community where all people have power to influence public decisions. OUR MISSION: To strengthen institutions, build power, and advocate change by acting collectively to improve our quality of life in the Tulsa area.
It's a WIN!
Student Loan Debt Protections - SB261 Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights Signed into Law!
Thank you to everyone who contacted your legislator and the governor to ask for support! And thank you to Senator John Montgomery and Representative Melissa Provenzano who shepherded this bill through the process! Now, the over 463,500 Oklahomans who have student loans totaling $14.6 billion, and those seeking higher education opportunities in the future, will receive the same loan protections as other borrowers. You can review Senate Bill 261 and the Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights here.
This bill will improve lender practices for student loan borrowers, so students don't end up with challenges such as Lynn's: "I beat cancer, but I can't beat my student loan problems!"
Currently working on:
Tenant Rights and Resources - We're part of the Good News in Tulsa, watch here!
1. Rental and Utility Assistance
Restore Hope Ministries has been selected by the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County as the lead agency to administer an additional $19.6 million in critical federal funding to provide much needed rent and utility relief to Tulsa County residents through the end of 2021.
Applicants can learn more about this program and apply online at erap.restorehope.org
2. Eviction Moratorium
The CDC eviction moratorium remains in effect through June 30, 2021. Tenants can delay an eviction by filling out this declaration, giving it to their landlord and going to their eviction hearing (take a copy of the declaration with you to court).
3. Tenant Survey
Please fill out this brief, 4 question survey to help ACTION identify the needs of renters in Tulsa.
Follow Tulsans for Renters' Rights for more information.
5. News Stories
Oct 2, 2020: Love your neighbor, don't evict him: Tulsa World Editorial from Rev. Greg Taylor
Protect the Health of Tulsans
Provide Funding for Public Schools
Guard the Economic Capacity of Residents
Balance the Rights of Landlords and Tenants
Build Racial Equity
Holding candidates accountable -
ACTION drew more than 500 attendees to two online city candidate accountability ahead of the August city elections. The accountability sessions were framed with stories told by Tulsans about how they are impacted by the Health crisis, Economic recovery efforts, Racial inequity, and Eviction worries. City Council and Mayoral candidates were asked how they would address challenges like these for Tulsa families, and to pledge to work with ACTION for long-term solutions. “We are looking for bold leaders who are HERE for our families,” said Deanna Tirrell, ACTION president.
Candidates for state and federal office joined local education and community leaders for In the Shadow of the Pandemic: A Conversation with Candidates on Schools, Debt, and Eviction in October. Watch here
Member Institutions in action: