David Blatt, PhDOklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety
...David Blatt, PhD - Director of Public Policy, Community Action Project . David Blatt has been the Director of Public Policy for the Community Action Project since November 2000.David
is responsible for overseeing the work of the public policy program, which is committed to providing timely and effective information and advocacy on issues affecting low and moderate-income Oklahomans.His
work involves conducting research, writing papers, and giving public presentations on topics including state budget and tax policy, the legislative process, family economic self-sufficiency, health care, child care, food assistance and consumer protection.He led a statewide committee that helped develop and release The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oklahoma in February 2002 and organized the Oklahoma Budget Summit in January 2004.Currently he is chairing the steering committee that is creating the Alliance for Oklahoma's Future, a broad-based coalition geared at promoting responsible and equitable tax policy and fighting TABOR.David was a budget analyst for the State Senate for 3 years prior to joining CAP.He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta.