National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author Jim Hightower will visit Tulsa at a Bill of Rights Celebration hosted by the ACLU of Oklahoma on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The event will be held in the Manchester-Geneva Room of the Doubletree Hotel, 616 W. Seventh Street in downtown Tulsa. Festivities will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. A banquet will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Hightower broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 100 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, Radio for Peace International, One World Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. Each month, he publishes a populist political newsletter, “The Hightower Lowdown,” which now has more than 125,000 subscribers and is the fastest growing political publication in America. The hard-hitting Lowdown has received both the Alternative Press Award and the Independent Press Association Award for best national newsletter.
A popular public speaker who is fiery and funny, he is a populist road warrior who delivers more than 100 speeches a year to all kinds of groups. His newspaper column is carried in more than 75 independent newspapers, magazines, and other publications.
Hightower’s latest book Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country And It’s Time To Take It Back, is a New York Times Best-Seller. His previous books are If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote, They Would Have Given Us Candidates; There’s Nothing In the Middle Of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos; Eat Your Heart Out; and Hard Tomatoes, Hard Times.
Hightower frequently appears on television and radio programs, bringing a hard-hitting populist viewpoint that rarely gets into the mass media. In addition, he works closely with the alternative media, and in all of his work he keeps his ever-ready Texas humor up front.
In addition to Hightower’s keynote speech, the event will feature the presentation of the Fran Morris Civil Liberties in Media Award to Julie Delcour of The Tulsa World. Delcour will be honored for reporting stories that highlight issues affecting individual liberty.
Invitations to this special evening with Jim Hightower were mailed to ACLU of Oklahoma members at the beginning of October. For more information about the event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-524-8511 and use option six.