By Michelle Tilley, Yes On 802 Volunteer Outreach Director
WOW! We’re so blown away by folks from every corner of the state reaching out to get plugged into the campaign. On our first Day of Action alone, we trained more than 300 volunteers who are now out collecting signatures in communities across Oklahoma.
The campaign is really starting to roll, and we’ve been inundated with requests for more petitions, more trainings, and more places and times to turn in completed petition booklets and sign. Thank you so much for your energy, compassion, and commitment, and also for your understanding as we sort through the requests and ramp up our capacity to keep up with this powerful grassroots movement.
We’ve created the following FAQ to get you the answers you’ll need to be successful in your effort to help put Medicaid expansion on the ballot!
FAQ about Signature Gathering
Question: Where and when can I turn my signature sheets in and get more petitions?
Answer: For now, the campaign has weekly office hours for petition turn-in and notarization, check-out, and signature collection training on Mondays from 11 AM to 3 PM at the following locations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City:
Legacy Plaza East Tower
5330 E 31st St
From the main entrance, take the elevator to the the Lower Level (LL). The office is located in the Peggy Helmerich Room.
Oklahoma Hospital Association
4000 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK
****These spaces have been donated to us by our great partners at the Mental Health Association and the Oklahoma Hospital Association so please respect the office hours of the campaign.
Question: What if I live outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma City?
Answer: We are working with supporters across the state to host signature collection turn-in events, where you can have your petitions notarized and check out more petitions. Check the “Events” tab on the website and see if there is a signature collection event near you. If you don’t see an event near you and are willing to host a signature collection event in your community or provide weekly office hours for people in your community, please reach out to the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: Can I mail in petitions that have already been completed and properly notarized?
Answer: While we prefer for you to turn in petitions at a turn in event, or swing by the office during signature turn-in hours in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, we understand this might not work for everyone. If this is the case, please mail petitions to:
P.O. Box 12164
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Question: Will the campaign supply me or my organization Yes On 802 signs, stickers, buttons, flyers, and T-shirts?
Answers: We want to use our campaign resources where we know they make the greatest impact, so we’ve ordered a limited number of signs and lapel stickers that will be used specifically for official Yes On 802 events. If you are having your own event or meeting, consider making homemade signs with poster and markers with your volunteers. It’s a great way to get people engaged and connected to the movement! Also, we’re working on a solution to allow folks to purchase Yes On 802 merchandise, and we’ll let you know more soon!
That covers the majority of questions we’ve been getting from all our volunteers, but please check back regularly for more updates and information from the campaign.
We’ve got some exciting announcements coming up that will give you even more opportunities to help us grow this movement to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma, including how to order Yes On 802 merch!
Thanks again for your patience and good luck getting those signatures!
With you in this fight,