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Sen. Kevin Matthews’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, helped pay tribute to the Tulsa Area United Way’s 100th Anniversary, honoring the organization during a presentation in the Oklahoma Senate Chamber on Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – In February of 2015 in Tulsa, an unarmed young Black man, Monroe “Trey” Bird III, was shot in a car in his apartment’s parking lot and left paralyzed by a security guard who reportedly was in possession of marijuana and had other medication in his system at the time. Bird, 21, died a few months later.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, has won Senate passage for his bill taking the next step in creating Oklahoma’s Civil Rights Trail. Senate Bill 1356, co-authored by Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, voiced his opposition to legislation ordering the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to end affirmative action at the Department of Wildlife and Conservation, even though women and minorities remain greatly unrepresented.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senators Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, and Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, were invited participants at a recent White House meeting to learn more about the positive impact federal investments are making throughout Oklahoma and share opportunities to seek bipartisan solutions to ongoing challenges facing communities and families. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, has filed legislation taking the next step in creating Oklahoma’s Civil Rights Trail.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Art therapy is a regulated mental health profession in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The Senate Business and Commerce Committee held an interim study Monday, requested by Sen. Kevin Matthews, to examine the multiple benefits the discipline could provide to Oklahomans.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill highlighting Oklahoma’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement has been signed into law. Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, and Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, are the Senate principal authors of Senate Bill 509, creating the Oklahoma Civil Rights Trail, and the House principal authors are Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep.

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Senate Democrats held a press conference on April 13, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. 

Speakers included:

Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa

Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa

Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, is inviting the public to attend the second graduation of the North Tulsa Community Construction School, which provides an educational opportunity to help former justice-involved Oklahomans rebuild their lives.

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