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BUILDING MONUMENTS THAT WILL BRING US TOGETHER

Dec 13, 2017 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

Today, December 15th, is BILL OF RIGHTS DAY, the 226th anniversary of when this cornerstone of our free society became part of the Constitution. In a testament to the power of its ideas, principles once considered radical like freedom of expression and belief, the presumption of innocence, due process and equality under the law, are ...

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Oklahoma Monument Fund Announced, First Target Set

Sep 18, 2017 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

Gary Banz of the Oklahoma Monument Committee, accompanied by MyBillofRights.org Executive Director Chris Bliss, announced the committee's first fundraising target today during a news conference held at the monument's site on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol.                                The project is budgeted at $850,000 and will be our largest installation to date, with an initial goal of ...

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Oklahoma Approves Prime Site At Capitol

Apr 28, 2017 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

The Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission has approved a prime location just across from the East entrance to the Capitol as the future site of the Bill of Rights Monument at the Oklahoma Capitol. The site was first suggested by State Capitol Restoration Project Manager Trait Thompson, and subsequently won the support of Dan Ross, Capitol Assets ...

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Bringing The Bill of Rights To All 50 State Capitols

Aug 18, 2016 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

Our Matching Fund Endowment is a historic effort to bring monumental displays of the Bill of Rights to all 50 State Capitols. We've chosen these locations because almost every school child takes at least one field trip to his or her State Capitol. Completing this unprecedented legacy project will give millions of impressionable young Americans, ...

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Alabama Designates Courtyard For Bill of Rights Monument Site

Aug 14, 2016 Comments Off on Alabama Designates Courtyard For Bill of Rights Monument Site chrisbliss

MyBillofRights.org is excited to announce that the courtyard on the east side of the Capitol, between the south wing and the south terrace, has been granted as the future site for the Bill of Rights Monument at the the Alabama Capitol. The site was chosen after reviews by the Alabama Historical Commission, the Building ...

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Governor Fallin Signs Bill of Rights Monument Authorization

Apr 14, 2016 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed SB 14, the bill authorizing placement of a privately-funded monument of the Bill of Rights on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol. The legislation was modeled after MyBillofRights.org's Arizona and Texas authorizations, and was co-sponsored by Senators Anderson (R-Enid) and Sparks (D-Norman) in the Senate and Majority Whip Gary ...

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Oklahoma House Passes Bill Of Rights Monument Authorization

Apr 7, 2016 Comments Off on Oklahoma House Passes Bill Of Rights Monument Authorization chrisbliss

The Oklahoma House today unanimously passed SB 14, MyBillofRights.org's initiative to authorize a privately-funded monument of the Bill of Rights on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol. Our special thanks and appreciation for the leadership of Rep. Gary Banz (R-District 101), who has been a supporter of the monument proposal from when it was first ...

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Newman’s Own Foundation Continues Their Support

Mar 10, 2016 Comments Off on Newman’s Own Foundation Continues Their Support chrisbliss

Newman's Own Foundation has continued their support of MyBillofRights.org with a 7th consecutive annual grant, which will be used to support our efforts in Alabama and Oklahoma. We remain proud and grateful to have the ongoing support of this outstanding organization.     *About Newman's Own Foundation Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. ...

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SJR 9 signed into law by Governor Bentley

Feb 29, 2016 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

Senate Joint Resolution 9, which authorizes a privately funded monument of the Bill of Rights on the grounds of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, has been signed into law by Governor Bentley. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Cam Ward in the Senate and Representative Arnold Mooney in the House, with additional support from Representative Thad ...

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Oklahoma Senate Bill 14 passes 46-0

Feb 16, 2016 No Comments ›› chrisbliss

SB 14, which authorizes a privately funded monument of the Bill of Rights at the Oklahoma Capitol, has unanimously passed the Oklahoma Senate. The vote of 46-0. Co-sponsored by Senator Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) and Senator John Sparks (D-Norman), SB 14 is the first bill to pass the Oklahoma Senate in the 2016 session. It now ...

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