Location: Blackbird Gastropub -- upstairs couch area!
Does our current political climate have you all tied up in knots? Maybe you feel like you want to do something and aren't sure what to do or where to start. Maybe there's an issue you're super passionate about and you are afraid your voice won't be heard. Whether you just started paying attention to politics or you've been marching since the '60s, we want to help you get more involved in our state government.
Let's Fix This is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps regular folks become involved by creating opportunities for you to engage with your government and your legislators in meaningful ways. We value people over political parties - after all, we're all in this together, and this republic was founded by a bunch of regular folks who most certainly didn't see eye to eye on every issue. But they agreed on one thing: democracy is not a spectator sport, and it works best when the people are involved. Somehow along the way, people forgot that. And now we want to help bring that back.
We know it's hard for Normanities to make the drive up to OKC on a weeknight, and we REALLY want you to be involved, so we're hosting our first event in Norman. We'd love for you to come meet us and other fellow "Fixers" who share you desire to make change in our state. We'll share some information about us, our events, and what you can do to become more involved.
As an added bonus, our friends at Together OK are coming, too! (There's a lot of us who pull double duty in this grassroots organizing thing. We're all just one big, happy family.)
Here's the thing: Our state budget is in bad shape and there are a LOT of bills that have been filed this session, some of which are kinda wacky. All politics are local. This is where you start, right in your 'hood. Your legislators can't represent you if you don't talk to them. (And good news: Representative Emily Virgin will be joining us!)
Remember: Decisions are made by those who show up!