OKRSOL membership helps our organization create a louder voice for reform, but it is also useful and rewarding for the member. Membership connects you with others who understand registry issues and is a great way to learn valuable information on how to live with the registry laws while learning how to advocate the change of those laws.
OKRSOL has three working committees at this time.
The legislative committee is responsible for lobbing the legislature on behalf of the organization and its members to pass beneficial laws and prevent harmful laws from being passed. The work of this committee includes researching current law, introduced bills and facts regarding the laws for use in lobbying; preparing talking points and position statements on specific bills; communicating regularly with lawmakers by email, phone, and in person meetings; attending meetings of the legislature and committees on relevant issues, and drafting bills to be presented to the legislature.
The communications committee is responsible for media communications such as creating and distributing press releases, corresponding with important media figures, replying to articles by presenting accurate facts, developing media campaigns, and producing and distributing the OKRSOL newsletter. In addition to media communications, the committee is responsible for public education initiatives including developing and distributing informational materials to the general public, speaking to community organizations about the issues, and other public education activities. There are several roles for committee members, with people serving as “monitors” (searching for articles), “responders” (responding to these articles), as well as writers and public speakers. As programs develop, the public education functions may be assumed by a separate committee dedicated to those tasks.
The outreach committee is responsible for recruiting and engaging new members and maintaining the membership database. This includes developing information and marketing materials for the organization in conjunction with the communications committee as needed. This committee may develop and work on other projects, for example, developing resource lists for registrants and their families to include employment and housing opportunities.
New committees will be developed in the future with membership growth and the development of interest in new areas. Research and writing is always needed within all committees. If you have interest in any of these areas, please indicate within the space provided within our membership application.
OKRSOL has an online discussion group where many of our topics and issues are shared and discussed. This group can be a great tool to connect with other members and learn about the work we do. Any questions, that you may have, can be quickly answered within this group when you become a member and get connected. Indicate within the application if you would like to be added to this group.
(If you are unable to utilize the internet or email, as a member you can still connect with us when we have conference calls.)
To make a donation to OKRSOL, click the link below.
If you would like to become a member of OKRSOL, start the process today and complete the application on this page. One of our volunteers will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
There are so many ways you can be a part of what we do.
We look forward to hearing from you.