LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Former U.S. Senate candidate Abby Broyles has announced the launch of Grit for Democracy, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. She founded the organization in the hope of encouraging young Oklahomans to vote.
According to Grit for Democracy officials, Oklahoma only had 55% of 2.85 million eligible potential voters turn out at the polls in 2020. That’s compared to the national average of 66.4% says the organization.
Grit for Democracy plans to increase voter participation by launching statewide voter registration initiatives, developing digital voter education campaigns, and training volunteers to mobilize voters.
Broyles will serve as the CEO and President of Grit for Democracy. The organization will also include Mayor Jennifer Ellis of Medicine Park as a founding board member.