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OK-5 candidate Tyson Meade remains upbeat as 6/26 primary approaches

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Tyson Meade performing live, recently, at H & 8th in Oklahoma City.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – In the current issue of The New Yorker, in a lengthy and informative article “The Teacher’s Strike and the Democratic Revival in Oklahoma,” 5th Congressional district candidate Tyson Meade tells political reporter Rivka Galchen that the sorry state of political affairs - both at the 23rd & Lincoln, and on Capitol Hill in Washington – inspired him to throw his hat in the ring in this tumultuous Year of Our Lord Two-thousand-and-eighteen.

“I just said to myself, ‘I have a platform, I have to use it, I can’t take this stuff anymore,’” Meade told the magazine.

And while Meade is campaigning on a shoestring budget and with little name recognition outside of Oklahoma’s arts and music community, the former frontman for both Chainsaw Kittens and Defenestration,  remains committed to talking about the needs of those who are overlooked and ignored by those currently in power.

Talking to the upbeat Democrat, it is clear he wants healthcare for all, as well as the legalization of marijuana, due to its ability to improve the health of people who are sick. Meade, who is pro-choice and anti-war, wants to improve education for Oklahomans – and all Americans – and wants an immigration policy that is smart and compassionate. One that does not rip children out of the arms of immigrants seeking to better their lives.

Meade tells Red Dirt Report that he could not simply stand by as the situation in Washington deteriorated under the dictatorial and fascistic influence of Donald Trump and the current GOP leadership.

He added, in a recent interview with RDR: "I want to change our country for the better."

And while he may not be getting much attention in the district, outside of Oklahoma City, Meade continues to maintain a positive attitude as he talks directly to voters.

If you want to see Tyson Meade, as he works toward the goal of “rocking Congress,” may we suggest stopping over at the Guestroom Records store at 36th and Western this coming Monday at 6 p.m. Meade will be performing a solo set and will be available to talk to folks who have questions about his policy positions or what he wants to do when he goes to Washington.

And don’t forget to vote on June 26th!

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