OKIES (Oklahoma Coalition of Independents), the parent group of Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform (OBAR), is holding a meeting in Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 5, at 4 pm. The location is the Oklahoma City Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., the Jim Thorpe Room. The proposed initiative to ease the ballot access laws will be discussed. Contributions to the initiative are being raised. If you wish to help, please send a check to OBAR, PO Box 14042, Tulsa Ok 74159-1042. A fund-raising letter is about to be sent to a large mailing list.