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Susan McCann talks with local Democrats

 

October 7, 2016

Susan McCann of Oklahoma City visited with Woods County Democrats on Thursday, Oct. 6.

McCann provided information outlining her views of various state questions.

She opposes SQ 777 because it will make a change in the Oklahoma Constitution that would benefit big corporations.

"American Petroleum Institute, American Chemistry Council, Bayer Corporation, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning Corporation, DuPont, Eli Lilly and Company, ExxonMobile Chemical Company, and the Chemical Manufacturers Association are all in favor," McCann said. "That should give you pause to think."

The Tulsa World wrote against SQ777: "The first rule of constitutional amendments should be: first, do no harm, and in its potential for unintended consequences – especially the state's ability to project its own environment – we fear harm in SQ777."

Another concern McCann expressed was outlined in a hand-out authored by the Kirkpatrick Foundation that demonstrated "The Decade Oklahoma's Agricultural Jobs Vanished: 1990-2000." The article read, "The rise of corporate-industrial agriculture in Oklahoma coincided with the largest decline in the agricultural workforce in Oklahoma's history. Seventy-seven percent of farm and ranch jobs disappeared in Oklahoma from 1990-2014, greater than the decline in subsistence farming during the Dust Bowl."

Among the most "I have no clue" moments in elections are the judicial retention ballots. McCann is voting against Douglas L. Combs, James R. Winchester, Robert L. Hudson, Tom Thornbrugh and Larry Joplin.

She is voting in favor of Clancy Smith and John F. Fisher. Among those are both Republican and Democrat appointees.

A video of McCann's talk is available on the newspaper's website, http://www.alvareviewcourier.com.

 

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