Non-Partisan Group Hosts ‘Hall and Oaths’ Event at State Capitol
Citizens encouraged to attend, welcome new legislators, meet representatives
OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 13, 2016) — Let’s Fix This, a non-partisan group focused on encouraging participation in the legislative process, is hosting a “Hall and Oaths” event on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
The event will be held during the swearing-in ceremonies of new Oklahoma State legislators, and is meant to encourage comfort with the legislative process. It also will provide an opportunity for every day citizens to meet with their representatives.
Andy Moore, executive director of Let’s Fix This, said it’s great way to welcome new legislators to the job.
“This is the perfect time for citizens to show their representatives that they aren't just some nameless voter – that they are a person with a story and that they have opinions legislators should consider,” Moore said. “The goal of the event is simply to introduce ourselves to our legislators and let them know that we're here, we're interested, and we're going to be involved this session.”
All citizens – Republicans and Democrats alike – are encouraged to meet at the State Capitol Building, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the 4th floor rotunda.
“This is a great chance to meet others who are interested in what’s happening at our legislature. Our members will be there to help others meet their legislators and find their way around,” said Moore. “If you're worried or nervous, take heart - this will be a new experience for all of us. Remember - we're all in this together!”
The Let’s Fix This organization began last legislative session with a simple idea from Moore that if enough people felt encouraged to visit with their legislators, some positive changes could occur. After creating a Facebook event one evening and inviting his friends, Moore witnessed interest in the event skyrocket to nearly 600 people.
Moore stressed that Hall and Oaths will be the first of several events from the group.
“Let’s Fix This is just a group of regular folks who’ve come together to help introduce others to the legislative process and help them find comfort in speaking to their representatives about issues that matter,” said Moore. “We’re looking forward to hosting several events throughout the legislative session to make sure the voices of the public are heard.”
For more information on the Hall and Oats event, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/LetsFixThisOK/?fref=ts
To learn more about Let’s Fix It, check out the website at https://www.letsfixthisok.org/