OKLAHOMA CITY – Rock the Native Vote is hosting a family friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 to bring local candidates together with Native American and Latino communities in south Oklahoma City. The “Meet the Candidates” event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. outside in the parking lot of Angie Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 601 Southwest Grand Boulevard.
“We want our Native American and Latino communities to be informed voters,” said the Rev. David Wilson, Rock the Native Vote director. “We did the leg work to get folks registered the past several months and now we want voters to know issues facing our community and the positions of the candidates they will be voting for.”
Organizers say both U.S. representatives for District 5 in Oklahoma county, Stephanie Bice (R) and Kendra S. Horn (D), are scheduled to speak. The forum is open to all candidates. Spanish translators will also be on hand to share information about ballots and state questions.
“We invite folks to bring a lawn chair,” said Wilson. “We are providing free hot dogs, chips, drinks and activities for children.”
Wilson says there are 73,500 eligible Native American voters in the Oklahoma City area.
For inquiries, please contact Ginny Underwood, Rock the Native Vote communications coordinator, at 405-229-7210.