Black Lives Matter Youth Division Hands Out Care Packages To Voters


Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 3:56 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A group of politically active young people handed out care packages to voters Tuesday in northeast Oklahoma City.

“We just want to do our part and show our appreciation for getting out the care packages,” Ciara Patterson said while organizing the packages.

The teens involved are with the Black Lives Matter Youth Division and had support from the My Life After Foundation.

Local teacher Rodney Cox organized the event for the young people.

“We understand that people will be waiting for hours. We know they have to find rides, find a bus whatever it is to get there. So, we just want them to know that everything they go through, we appreciate it,” Cox said.

With dozens of packages full of food to hand out, the group took safety measures at the location, of the intersection of Northeast 36th Street and Kelley Avenue.

“If you’ll stay in the car, we have our masks on, we’ll hand it to the car,” Cox said.

While the young women involved can’t cast ballots yet, they said it was still an election day they won’t soon forget.

“It’s just really important to be really politically active now at our age so we can be prepared for our future,” 17-year-old Jalyn Gardner said.

The group will continue to hand out care packages to anyone with an “I Voted,” sticker until 7 p.m.