Okla. school shelter advocates launch new petition

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A new initiative petition drive has been launched by an organization that supports building storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school.

Organizers of Take Shelter Oklahoma gathered with civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Wednesday at the site of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, where seven students died when a massive tornado struck on May 20th, 2013.

Jackson says protecting students from destructive tornados is "a moral obligation." Mikki Davis, the mother of one of the students killed, Kyle Davis, says protecting students is the right thing to do.

The petition is the second launched by supporters seeking a statewide vote on their plan. The first effort was abandoned in April after the state attorney general made significant changes to the ballot title.

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