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Oklahoma Approves Bill Of Rights Plaza Design

Nov 4, 2018 No Comments ›› Chris Bliss

Based on the recommendation of the sub-committee chaired by Architect of the Capitol Duane Mass, the Oklahoma Capitol ...

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Oklahoma CPC To Review Schematic Design Proposals

Aug 17, 2018 No Comments ›› Chris Bliss

Holly Kincannon of Kincannon Studios presented two schematic design options for the Bill of Rights Monument to the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission at their August 16th meeting. Several members of the Oklahoma Monument Committee were also in attendance, along with MyBillofRights.org Executive Director Chris Bliss. After the presentations, the Commission voted unanimously to form a ...

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Kincannon Studios Commissioned For Oklahoma Design

Apr 4, 2018 No Comments ›› Chris Bliss

The Oklahoma Monument Committee, under the leadership of former State representative Gary Banz, has commissioned Kincannon Studios of Austin, Texas to deliver two complete schematic design proposals for the site across from the east entrance to the Oklahoma Capitol which was approved by the Capitol Preservation Commission in late 2017. The proposals are expected to ...

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Bringing The Bill of Rights To All 50 State Capitols

Mar 18, 2018 No Comments ›› Chris Bliss

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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Building Monuments That Will Bring Us Together

Dec 13, 2017 No Comments ›› Chris Bliss

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 ›› Chris Bliss

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's preliminary budget is $850,000, and will be our largest installation to date. Our first fundraising target is ...

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Oklahoma Approves Prime Site At Capitol

Apr 28, 2017 No Comments ›› Chris Bliss

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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Alabama Designates Courtyard For Bill of Rights Monument Site

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

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 ›› Chris Bliss

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 Chris Bliss

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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