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StateImpact Oklahoma - KOSU EPISODE 177, 17th June 2021
"It's all about meeting people where they are:" Oklahoma legalizes clean needle exchange programming
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"It's all about meeting people where they are:" Oklahoma legalizes clean needle exchange programming

When a constituent first came came in to advocate for needle exchange programming, Oklahoma State Rep. Carol Bush wasn't sure what to think. That didn't sound like the kind of policy likely to succeed in Oklahoma's deeply conservative statehouse. She and other supporters focused on the policy's public safety benefits and leaned on famous Republicans who have supported similar legislation, including former Vice President Mike Pence.