Let's adopt a NEW flag for Oklahoma City!
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Flags are important. Roman Mars of the 99% Invisible podcast summed it up a lot better than I can in his TED Talk on the subject. Flags are symbols of who we are and what unites us as a people. That's why there are country, state, and even city flags all over the world. Oklahoma City has its own city flag, but it falls short of inspiring and uniting the citizens of OKC. But don't take my word for it: it was actually ranked 130th out 150 city flags by the North American Vexillological Association.
Oklahoma City is a fantastic place to live, and it's getting better every day. It wasn't always like this though. We all know there's been a renaissance in our own backyard. Our downtown is thriving. Bricktown is booming. Uptown is coming alive again. Families are moving back from the suburbs. The artists in the Paseo and the Plaza District are making our city a more beautiful place. We have beautiful trails along lakes and rivers. The Thunder are always in the playoff race, and world-class athletes train on our river. OKC is a "Big League City," but we're still the "Big Friendly." Oklahoma Citians are proud, and they crave a symbol of that pride. But our city flag is not only uninspiring, it's largely unknown. Further, it violates one of the five rules of good flag design because it is just the city seal on a white flag (albeit with a red border). Put simply, it's a bad flag.
So, while artists' unending imagination have given us plenty of OKC-themed t-shirts and decals, our city's de facto symbol has become the Thunder logo . . . which itself is ranked dead-last in the NBA. So let's tell City Council that we, as a city, support adopting a new symbol for OKC. Tell everyone you know to sign this petition.Take ownership in your city. Check out our website, and submit your design to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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