Wayne Coyne and others to be honored at the Tulsa County Democratic Party’s George Krumme Awards Gala
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 23th, 2012
Michael Whelan – Vice Chairman
Tulsa County Democratic Party
TULSA, Okla. – Flaming Lips frontman and native Oklahoman Wayne Coyne is being honored in Tulsa Thursday night. The inaugural Woody Guthrie Award will be presented to this Rock legend at the Tulsa County Democratic Party’s George Krumme Awards Gala on Thursday, March 29th.
The Party describes the Woody Guthrie award as and award to be 'given to Oklahomans who carry the democratic spirit of our state to a nationwide audience 'from California to the New York island.' Too often, Oklahomans are defined by a narrow stereotype. On the contrary, our population is ripe with free-thinking passionate folks who work tirelessly to move our state forward. Woody Guthrie’s legacy is truly a beacon for everyone who believes that our greatest strength is in our people. After all, 'this land was made for you and me.'"
Special guests and honorees at the event include Fred Harris, a former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and presidential candidate, and James Jones, a former Oklahoma Congressman and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
“The lineup for the George Krumme Awards Gala is an amazing one,” said Judy Eason McIntyre, chairperson for the Tulsa County Democratic Party. “We are so fortunate to have so many high profile democrats converge for one night only in Tulsa.”
The night includes a keynote address by Harris and special recognition of Jones, as well as the presentation of several awards. In addition to the Woody Guthrie Award to Coyne, the Legend, Millie Damron Top Democrat and Dennis Clark Volunteer Awards will go to several local individuals.
The George Krumme Awards Gala will be held at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel at 6pm on Thursday, March 29. Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.tulsacountydemocrats.org or by calling (918) 742-2547. Sponsorships are also available.
About Fred Harris
Fred Harris represented Oklahoma in the U.S. Senate from 1964 to 1973, serving the remainder of Robert S. Kerr’s seat after Kerr died in office, as well as a subsequent term. Harris ran for President in 1972 and 1976 and served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1969 and 1970.
About James Jones
James Jones is a former Oklahoma Congressman and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. A Muskogee native, Jones served U.S. House District 1 from 1973 to 1987 and was President Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997.