The Oklahoma Public Employees Association is fighting to keep private the birth dates of state employees. However, SB 1753 is becoming a source of controversy in the state’s leading newspapers with the president of the Oklahoma Press Association lobbying against the bill.
On Friday, The Oklahoman ran an op-ed piece from OPA President Mark Thomas, who argues passage of SB 1753 interferes “with the founding principles of this country.”
The OPEA also responded with an op-ed article from Executive Director Sterling Zearley. Click the links below to access the editorials, and respond with your own comments.
Bill Conflicts with Founding Principles
OPEA Won’t Bend