OKLAHOMA CITY – Rock the Native Vote and Latinos Unidos at OU is hosting an event for National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The event will take place at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel in the Wheeler District, located at 1701 S. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City from 5 to 7 p.m.
This is a nationally coordinated effort to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities. U.S. Census data from 2020 states as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote.
“Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register,” said the Rev. David Wilson, Director of Rock the Native Vote, a non-partisan organization that focuses on voter engagement among Native Americans. “We are very pleased to partner with Latinos Unidos at OU, which is a great group of young persons dedicated to the same cause.”
The event includes free food, tribal dancers and more. The organizers will also be giving away free tickets to ride the Ferris wheel.
Wilson says there are 73,500 eligible Native American voters in the Oklahoma City area alone. This is the second year that Rock the Native Vote has sponsored this event.
For inquiries, please contact Ginny Underwood, Rock the Native Vote communications coordinator, at 405-229-7210.
About Rock the Native Vote
The Rock the Native Vote is administered by the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of The United Methodist Church. The project is funded by the National Urban Indian Family Coalition in the first ever Urban Indian Civic Engagement Project. The Project focuses on voter engagement.