Regina Goodwin was elected to serve in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa, House District 73, in 2015. Guided by “The Power of We,” Rep. Goodwin fights for economic equity, criminal justice reform, health care and improving public education. She authored several bills now law, including HB 3393, which bans the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women during labor and delivery, and HB 2253, which clarifies voting rights for persons convicted of a felony. She has worked diligently on bills to mandate the use of body cams by police, revising the use of excessive force, banning jail time for fees and fines, and making hate crimes a felony.
Rep. Goodwin led the blocking of HB 2328, where law enforcement would not be held to same standard of law as other citizens concerning excessive and deadly force, and aided in the removal of Live PD from the Tulsa community. Rep. Goodwin currently serves as Assistant Minority Floor Leader and Chairwoman of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus.