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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sally’s List is hosting Move the Needle, an event to support the organization, honor past, present, and future women leaders, and highlight Sally’s List’s efforts to help “move the needle” in women’s representation.

“Women make up 51 percent of Oklahoma’s population, but only 14 percent of the state legislature.” Horn said, “We [Oklahoma] are currently 48th in women’s representation. Sally’s List knows we can and should change this.

“We are committed to doing our part by recruiting and preparing more women to run for office in Oklahoma. Women’s voices have been severely underrepresented in policy-making.

“It’s time to change the face of politics in Oklahoma. It’s time to move the needle towards equal representation.”

Move The Needle will take place 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 29 at The Hart Building on historic film row, located at 726 W. Sheridan Avenue. The event will feature a silent auction and raffle with bids and prices based on significant achievements and dates for women throughout history.

This theme will continue throughout the evening, and include speakers representing current, past, and future leaders.

Horn continued, “This event honors the 96 years since the 19th amendment was signed, recognizes the additional 45 years it took for women of color to get the right to vote with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, and the work that countless women have done to move the needle throughout history.

“We know equal representation doesn’t happen overnight, and that it will time and dedicated effort to affect change. We also know that when the government reflects the citizens it serves, everyone benefits.

“Move the Needle is about all women and the value they bring to the table in policy-making, governing, and serving their communities.”

With its largest class of candidates to date and advocacy work for Equal Pay, Sally’s List has moved the needle quite a bit in 2016. Ten Sally’s List trained candidates will be on the General Election ballot in November.

Additionally, Sally’s List is already preparing candidates for 2018.

“We are in this for the long haul,” Horn stated. “We know that women who run for office change their communities, redefine what’s possible and realign priorities. They change the world.”

Sally’s List invites the public to join them in moving the needle in women’s representation. Tickets can be purchased for $96.00 at http://sallyslist.nationbuilder.com/_move_the_needle.

Move the Needle sponsorships for individuals and businesses are available now, with packages including marketing, promotion and tickets to the event. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. More information on sponsor level packages can be found at http://sallyslist.nationbuilder.com/move_the_needle_sponsors.

All proceeds of the event will go to supporting Sally’s List.

For more information about Move the Needle visit http://www.sallyslist.org/move-the-needle-fundraiser/.

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