77 Series: Tulsa County
Tulsa: Oklahoma’s Wall Street
is hard to find up to date crime information from a government source for
Tulsa. I do however have nationwide crime statistics; given that this is the
only data available, I will use it as informative for our citizens in Tulsa. The
vast majority of our crime victims are people from ages 12-17. I am going to
stop right here and say that when I found this out, I had to walk out the door
and cool off. It is absolutely unacceptable that our youth are victimized the
most and I want to address this first and foremost in our largest cities, as they
have the highest concentrations of cases. We must be cognizant of the fact that
our youth are the most victimized and constantly be on the lookout for our
youth; we must keep both eyes on our children at all times. This means constant
supervision; our youth must always be under the supervision of trusted adults. Congressional
district one is densely populated compared to the other congressional
districts; we have enough eyes to make sure our youth are safe. We live in the
best Republic in the world, we must know this, and we must ensure our children
experience this; I would like to see Tulsa and Oklahoma City be the most safe cities in the United States.
Our youth have the hardest time growing up in Oklahoma than anywhere else. Many are born into this state and receive little education; they are exposed to hazardous waste and fill up our state hospitals with cancer. The survivors are exposed to unprecedented levels of violence and then we leave little opportunity for professional development. Our youth are everything, period, end of declarative statement. My number one goal as a United States Senator is now to protect our youth; that is the objective of congressional district one. We will protect our youth by finding our industry, building our economy, protecting our environment, improving our health, and focusing on our education; for our youth.
I know the Tulsa high schools, I went to OSSM and later the University of Oklahoma with many people from Tulsa; the city is doing a great job with its citizen education. I also cannot find any issues with your economy. I can say that we must always be on the lookout for ways to improve your processes; become more efficient and produce less waste. We must always be aware of our environmental impact and ensure we do not impact it; if we are, we must immediately fix it, make processes more efficient. Awareness is all I can promote in Tulsa County; awareness of our youth victims and awareness of our growing industry. Oklahoma is uniting under one vision; we are going to improve the health and education of our citizens; we are going to protect our youth and we are going to achieve all of this by focusing on our industry and building our economy.
I also want to instill confidence in our African American communities in congressional district one; I want to remind them that in the 1960’s, they had one of the strongest economies in the nation, arguably the world; they needed nothing other than themselves and their communities. This can be done again, we just need to rise up from our ashes and rebuild the economy that once existed as Greenwood. It is not easy, it is intimidating, but it is possible and it is real. There are abundant resources available to help start a business; I will plan on organizing a summit in Tulsa for our African American community to learn how to start a business, how to receive funding, and how to receive professional advice while you are beginning your operations.
The participation of African Americans in Oklahoma’s expanding industry is quintessential to our success; we are all in this together and we all make up the 77 counties in Oklahoma. We do not face the same challenges that we faced sixty years ago; we have even had an African American president. What I would like for congressional district one to focus on is raising the bar for our weakest links; we must pull each other up and ensure that no one is left out; we must ensure that no one has to feel insecure about their race. Red, yellow, black or white, we are all Oklahomans. But I must admit, some of the best businessmen I have ever come across are African American men; their handling of economic affairs is unparalleled; this is due in large part to their focus and determination and the nation can learn from these attributes exhibited by our African Americans who have defied all odds and have made it to the top: Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and the list goes on and on. I saw Colin Powel speak at the Civic Center while at OSSM and I was astounded at his focus; we have that in common, a laser vision when it comes to what is best for our nation.
My name is Bevon Rogers and I am running for U.S. Senate in 2020 as a Democrat. In order to support me in the Primary Election on June 30th, you will have to be a registered Democrat because Oklahoma has closed primaries. I have been closely examining each county in Oklahoma to discover where the weak links are in our state’s economy and I have compiled each economic essay in a project called the 77 Series. You can find the series on my campaign website, www.bevonforsenate.com. I have been designing an economic endeavor to decrease the crime and promote new businesses for our people in Oklahoma’s first congressional district. I named this Project D1 and I will have a project for all five congressional districts.
I want it to be known that I strongly support the African American community nationwide. I believe that many of our smartest, most talented people come from this demographic and I also know that many in this community face economic hardships with little help getting out; they have little help to stand on two feet and join everyone else in the race. I am not talking about a rat race, this is a human race; our thorough bred Americans against the rest of the world. We are racing to be the smartest, most economically sound, and the most competitive. We are well on our way.
Tulsa is strong, and we must keep it this way. We have a lot going on in 2020; we have a lot of plans and industry building. Please review the other congressional district projects as Tulsa County is in a unique position to help both. I know Tulsa is home to Governor Stitt; I look forward to working with him when we establish our own Oklahoma Federal Reserve Bank as he will be the one in charge over the state's money supply, as it should be. Currently, we are governed by two separate Federal Reserve Banks; the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank and the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. This is not conducive to success in Oklahoma; we need to facilitate solidarity among all 77 counties in order to become the most competitive state.