OKLAHOMA, OK – This Saturday the 3rd annual Defenders of Liberty: Grassroots Activism Awards will take place in Tulsa. The non-partisan DOL Awards were launched in 2013 to honor and recognize everyday citizens who work to make a difference towards limited government and individual liberty in Oklahoma.
The DOL Awards is the largest event in Oklahoma for grassroots activist. Activists from around the state gather to network with one another while celebrating the hard work and successes of their peers.
This year over 37 nominations were submitted from statewide activists. That is the largest amount of nominations received, which naturally lead to the largest amount of awards to be presented. Over a two day process, 14 individuals were chosen as this year’s standouts. These 14 individuals worked tirelessly to promote the causes for which they believe. Although we may not all agree with everyone’s cause or viewpoint, we believe it is important to encourage everyone to get involved and stand up for what they believe to be right.
The DOL Awards seek to serve as an encouragement to activists across the state as well as allowing individuals to meet one on one and get to know each other better. None of the work DOL Awards does could be possible without sponsors. The 2015 sponsors of the DOL Awards are Tulsa 912 Project, Friends of Jim Bridenstine, New Valley Forge, Holly Gerard, Senator Kyle Loveless, Senator Anthony Sykes, Representative Jon Echols, Scott and Debbie McEachin, Elaine Leone, Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel, Americans for Prosperity Oklahoma, KFAQ and Heritage Action.
The awards ceremony will commence this Saturday, September 26th at 6:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Southern Hills, 7902 South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa. Today, Thursday September 24th is the last chance for you to purchase tickets. You may purchase tickets at www.DefendersofLibertyOK.Eventbrite.com.
This year they are urging all attendees to bring a box of cereal with you to awards ceremony. We will be collecting the donations for the Tulsa Day Center for the homeless. This is a specific need that they have, and we would like to help them fill it.