“Fallin has fallen,” Oklahomans demand answers from Gov. Fallin at rally

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OKLAHOMA CITY – It was noisy around the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday afternoon. 

There were a few different rallies going on, but the biggest was a group of Oklahomans demanding answers from Gov. Mary Fallin.

With their signs and voices, they made a strong statement, claiming Gov. Fallin is not doing her job. 

“Fallin has fallen. She has fallen to the needs of the people here in Oklahoma and I need to stress the fact that we need more people to stand up and start fighting for their rights,” Beverly Votta, a Moore resident, said.
Numerous people showed up to the rally to ask the governor for more affordable health care.
“I’ve been fighting for over 25 years for affordable care for single parenting families, handicap, veterans and we are not getting it,” Votta said.
Earthquakes and education were also hot topics.
Perhaps the most talked about issue around the Capitol Saturday was the fight over the Ten Commandments Monument.
“To get rid of the Ten Commandments Monument as our Supreme Court ordered her to do,” Tim Melton said
While some people are pushing for its removal others also gathered at the Capitol to argue it should stay.
“It’s part of our heritage, it’s part of our culture. If they remove this, then it’s going to set a precedent where they remove other things and it’s going to open doors that we don’t really need to be opening,” Eric Brinsley, a Ten Commandments Monument supporter,
Brinsley applauds Gov. Fallin for her actions.
“I appreciate her and the work she does,” he said.
We reached out to the governor’s communication director Saturday, but did not get an immediate response.
However, he did send NewsChannel 4 a statement earlier this week regarding earthquakes.

“Gov. Fallin has said the state is experiencing an unprecedented amount of earthquakes and that the increase is heavily linked to wastewater disposal wells operating in the Arbuckle formation. The Corporation Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, has been actively taking steps to reduce both the volume and depth of hundreds of disposal wells in Oklahoma. Additionally, the governor has formed the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity to ensure that government agencies, the energy industry, environmentalists, and academics are sharing data and developing solutions together,” Alex Weintz, communications director for Gov. Fallin’s office, said in a statement. The state is taking active steps to address Oklahoma’s earthquake problem, but we are not going to see improvements overnight. Scientists have been clear that successful policies will need to be in effect anywhere from six months to two years before we know they are working.”


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