Questions still unanswered at the OESC as thousands still without unemployment money

KFOR

MAY 21, 2020

“Our families can’t hold on for much longer,” said U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn.
Horn and State Senator Mary Boren say they’re personally going to bat for the state’s most vulnerable.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Unemployed Oklahomans say they still have many unanswered questions about why their bank accounts are still empty, many of them not receiving any money from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

“Our families can’t hold on for much longer,” said U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn.

Horn and State Senator Mary Boren say they’re personally going to bat for the state’s most vulnerable.

“I really do believe we’ll find a vaccine for COVID-19 before we solve the institutional infrastructural problems,” said Boren.

But some legislators say that help could be in jeopardy.

KFOR acquired an email sent to the entire House of Representatives from another representative, who KFOR is choosing not to name.

The representative had allegedly just gotten off of a conference call with the OESC, saying OESC employees are being told not to work directly with legislators, saying, “If you are actively promoting on Facebook or any other networks or avenues for your constituents to contact you if they are having issues, your claims will not be submitted.”

“I know that there’s certain people that might be upset with a legislator making themselves so available, but that doesn’t pay a person’s bill,” said Boren.