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The New American, the magazine of the John Birch Society, reports that the capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, has left ICLEI!  I seek confirmation of that from a local official; however, I regard the New American’s report as reliable as Oklahoma City is no longer on the ICLEI member list and they quote one who should know:

The New American magazine spoke with Jennifer Gooden, the Sustainability Director for Oklahoma City, who confirmed that the city was no longer a member of ICLEI. When asked as to why Oklahoma City is no longer part of ICLEI she stated that the city had just decided not to renew its membership.

Now only Tulsa in Oklahoma is still a member of ICLEI!  (I am researching whether Norman, OK was ever a member of ICLEI!)

The New American reports that the successful anti-ICLEI campaign in Edmond, OK was a large part of the reason OKC decided to get out:

Robert Semands, the spokesman for Govern Edmund Locally (GEL), which played an instrumental role in Edmond’s withdrawal from ICLEI, suspects that Oklahoma City’s departure from ICLEI may have more to do with what happened in Edmond rather than just a simple decision not to renew official membership.

“We suspect that we did in Edmond had an effect on Oklahoma City’s decision to withdraw from ICLEI,” said Mr. Semands.

According to Mr. Semands, whom The New American was able to interview, the resistance put up by the residents of Edmond during the city’s second meeting on Sustainability may have had a larger ripple-effect than originally anticipated.

At the town meeting, person after person testified against ICLEI and cited its ties to Agenda 21.

Present at this venue was Shannon Entz, the Community Development Manager for Edmond, Oklahoma. Her husband also happens to work for Oklahoma City’s Planning Department.

Semands believes that she may have tipped off her husband of the opposition to ICLEI and sustainable development, which may have led to Oklahoma City hiring rent-a-cops during one of Oklahoma City’s business meetings on sustainable development that was open to the public.

When confirmed, this will be the FOURTEENTH US municipality to leave ICLEI.  OKC is still in the thrall of Agenda 21, but getting rid of ICLEI is a crucial start.

PS:  I have heard directly from patriots in two different states about fighting ICLEI in their community.  Keep fighting!  ICLEI must go.

I did get an email from an official in OKC and she confirms that her city did get out of ICLEI!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


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