Young Conservatives of Oklahoma Host School Choice Event

Young Conservatives of Oklahoma are not camping out on the occupied streets of Wall Street. They are on campus’ working to bring school choice to all Oklahoma parents and students. These events are open to any wanting “to learn more about education reform.” The press release follows the photo.

Young Conservatives of Oklahoma Mission Statement:

Mission Statement: Young Conservatives of Oklahoma, a non-partisan conservative youth organization, was founded to fight for conservative values in the great state of Oklahoma.

YCO and its members participate in the entire spectrum of Oklahoma politics, attempting to shape the policies of the state of Oklahoma through a number of means including educating students and the public, advocating conservative fiscal and social policies, campus activism, and rating the Oklahoma legislature.

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Young Conservatives of Oklahoma to Host School Choice Events

Norman, OK – During the first week of November two events will be held at the University of Oklahoma and Langston University by the Young Conservatives of Oklahoma to promote education reform. These events will be the first of their kind and will target bipartisan audiences as they seek to promote policies that will benefit Oklahoma’s most valuable asset – students.

The first event will be held in the Associates Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union at the University of Oklahoma on November 2 at 6:30pm and will be cosponsored with the OU Young Democrats. Speaking will be Bob Bowdon, an award winning documentary filmmaker who produced and directed The Cartel and Larry Sand, director of the California Teachers Empowerment Network.

On November 3 at 6:00pm a second event will take place at the Langston University – OKC Auditorium also featuring Bob Bowdon and Larry Sand in addition to Brandon Dutcher, the Vice President of Policy at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

The events will highlight education policies that seek to give both parents and students more choices and opportunities to meet their educational needs. In Bob Bowdon’s documentary, The Cartel, viewers are given an unforgettable look at the educational failures and frustrations of individual communities. The film’s message is that if we care about our children’s futures, we must insist upon far-reaching and immediate reform NOW.

Asked about what inspired the Young Conservatives of Oklahoma to host such events the organization’s founders, Tyler Roberts and Taylor Stair, had this to say, “As avid followers of politics there is only one issue we can always wholeheartedly stand behind – school choice. We believe school choice policies if allowed to work will bring new life to American education and ensure American leadership throughout the 21st Century.”

The events will be open to anyone interested in learning more about education reform. All questions and inquiries should be sent to and more information can be found on the Young Conservatives of Oklahoma Facebook page and website at

Young Conservatives of Oklahoma is an independent nonprofit political organization founded by a group of concerned students seeking to develop the next generation of Oklahoma’s leaders. We advocate for Oklahoma values while promoting a return to intellectual political discourse across the state. YCOK supports free-market values, principled leadership and a commitment to long-term solutions.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook