Politics and Policy:

    This is the rough draft of the candidate questionaire that the OK Green party is sending out to the state-wide OK candidates this year.

    If you have a moment and want to post any suggestions on them, please email me with your thoughts. (I need any responses by Tuesday, Oct. 7th as we’re putting together final drafts then.)

    BTW, if you’re unfamiliar with “Green” values, the questions are based on The 10 Key Green

    values
    .

    Thanks for taking a look at it for me!



      Governor and Lt. Governor:

      1. How would you work with the federal government to improve environmental conditions in Oklahoma, with situations like the Tar Creek superfund site in Oklahoma?

      2. Would you support decriminalization of marijuana and/or legalize the medical use of marijuana?

      3. Would you support a temporary moratorium on the death penalty in Oklahoma similar to that of Illinois?

      4. Would you support the effort to decrease the number of signatures required for independent or third parties to run in state elections?

      5. How will you support public transportation, especially rail travel within Oklahoma (Tulsa to OKC corridor) and among neighboring states?

      6. Would you enforce and expand regulation of corporate polluters?

      7. What will you do to support Oklahoma’s family farmers?

      U.S Senate and House races:

      1. How do we assure protection of civil liberties during a time of war?

      2. Do you support the elimination of the Selective Service?

      3. Would you support a requirement that broadcasters provide free air time to candidates, on an equal access basis?

      4. Would you support equalizing sentences for crack and cocaine possession/distribution?

      5. Would you support increasing US cooperation on accords such as the Kyoto accord, the elimination of land mines, Rights of the child, etc?

      6. What would you do to encourage the use of alternative fuels?

      7. What will you do to support Oklahoma’s family farmers?

      Superintendent of Public Instruction:

      1. What is your position on school vouchers?

      2. How do we work to lower the student-teacher ratio in public schools?

      Attorney General:

      1. Would you support a temporary moratorium on the application of the death penalty in Oklahoma similar to that of Illinois?

      2. Would you support an Oklahoma do-not-spam (email) list, similar to the current state “Do not call” list?

      3. How would you work to protect our state’s environment through the enforcement of existing environmental and natural resources law?

      Labor Commissioner:

      1. Would you support repealing the Right-to-Work law?

      2. How can the state of Oklahoma help to assure rights of immigrant workers, such as those at the Pickle factory in Tulsa?

      3. Would you support the living wage proposal?

      Insurance Commissioner:

      1. Please explain if, and how you would reduce the cost of insurance for Oklahomans?

      Corp. Commissioner:

      1. Please explain if, and how you would reduce the cost to rate payers in Oklahomans?

      State Auditor and Inspector:

      1. How will go about improving the performance and accountability for state and county governments in Oklahoma?