State Question 777 was a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution in 2016. Kirkpatrick Foundation provided these non-partisan resources to help with voter education. The ballot measure was not approved by Oklahomans in a 60/40 result.
"Right to Farm" and "Right to Harm" were both phrases used to describe State Question (SQ) 777, which appeared on the Oklahoma ballot on November 8, 2016, along with candidates for president. This bill would have affected everyone who lives in Oklahoma.
Our goal was to educate Oklahomans about what would happen if SQ 777 passed. How might our state's family farmers be affected? What about the safety of our drinking water? Would this have changed the way food animals are housed, slaughtered and processed—and what would that mean for the meat we eat? How might 777 influence foreign investment and foreign ownership of Oklahoma agricultural land? And, of equal importance, how has corporate agriculture influenced Oklahoma agricultural jobs? These questions and more were answered in the materials on this page.
We intended for this to be a dialogue and realized this was a complex constitutional amendment with far-reaching consequences. If you have any remaining questions that aren't answered here, please let us know. For both sides of the issue, please visit oklahomarighttofarm.com or votenoon777.com and okfoodfarmfamily.com.