Closing Guantanamo and ending violence against women were two key issues advocated during Amnesty OKC Spring legislative visits to the offices of Senators Inhofe and Lankford, as well as Congressman Russell. It was the first visit the chapter made to Lankford and Russell in their new roles representing Oklahoma in Congress (Lankford was previously a Representative).
The highlight of the day was having a face to face meeting with Congressman Russell himself, who gave generously of his time and attention to hear our concerns. Generally we only meet with an aide, in this case we met with the both the Representative as well as his chief of staff, his top level staff. It was an honor to have our Amnesty connections recognized and respected.