Concerns raised over donations to a lawyers' political action committee

Monday, August 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Some injured workers are upset that a group of workers' compensation lawyers is asking them to donate money to a political action committee.

The Sunday Oklahoman reported at least 160 injured workers are among this year's listed donors _ those giving more than $50. Other workers may be among the approximately 350 unidentified donors who gave smaller amounts.

Some workers told The Oklahoman they had no problem donating, but others said they didn't want to give. Some said they didn't even know they had made donations.

Attorneys say injured workers are not required to give, and some workers decline.

The Oklahoman reported the Working Oklahomans Alliance PAC has raised more than $32,700 dollars so far this year.

Judges at the workers' comp court and officials at the Oklahoma Bar Association say they have heard no complaints about the fund raising.