lasted 262 hours.
Earlier today, at hour 91, Hold Out participants held a press conference to advertise that it had been 39 days since we first submitted a request to speak with Senator Coburn in person about his opposition to our bill without a response from the Senator or his office. (Sidenote: does this man still not understand how far these absolutely inspired activists will go to demand that he at least respect our basic democratic institutions?)
Oklahoman Mark Nehrenz and Resolve Uganda Legislative Fellow Kenneth Transier led the proceedings, with three local news agencies on the scene to cover:
Oklahoma News9 aired this piece on the evening news:
It seems right now that - even though this issue is blowing up in the Oklahoma press - Senator Coburn's strategy is to refuse to acknowledge their existence in an effort to out-hold-out the activists and destroy their morale. Obviously, that won't be happening any time soon.