Sally’s List is committed to making Oklahoma’s Legislature more reflective of the people it serves. Our vision is to see lawmaking bodies where women’s presence more closely aligns with their 51% of the population versus the current 14% serving in the legislature. We know that more progressive women serving in office are key to a government that supports its people in health, education, and a strong economy.
Since 2010, Sally’s List has prepared candidates and campaign staff to run viable campaigns, and advocated for change in Oklahoma. We recruit women who know the importance of supporting public education, healthcare, a strong economy, and core government services.
Sally’s List namesake, Sally Rae Merkle Mock, passed away in 2009, but her legacy of working diligently to empower women and improve Oklahoma communities lives on through our work.
Our record of success includes former candidates who are now serving in the Oklahoma House, Senate, and on the Tulsa School Board. We take a long term strategic approach to recruitment. From our first small class of candidates, Sally’s List has grown exponentially – identifying, recruiting, and preparing women to run for office at the state and local level. We know that change does not happen overnight. We also know that changing the face of Oklahoma politics takes time and dedicated effort. Sally’s List is constantly looking for and training the next generation of female leaders.
Women from all backgrounds and walks of life come to Sally’s List for support and training, with one driving question: How can I serve Oklahoma? We assist them in answering this question – prepared to make a difference and confident in their ability to do so.