Constitution Amendments Mobile Tour goes through districts to promote Special Election
Gila River Indian News
The “Constitution Amendments MobileTour,” traveled throughout the Gila River Indian Community to provide information on the upcoming Special Election. Due to the pandemic, outreach to the Community has required alternate ways to engage with Community members while the Community still maintains the mask-up and stay-at-home orders.
On Saturday, Aug. 15, in a parade-like style, three vehicles lined up and made announcements through a PA system while driving through some of the Districts’ residential areas and Service Centers with information and promotional items on the Constitution Amendments that are up for vote in the Special Election on Nov. 3.
The tour kicked off on Saturday morning, in District 7 at the Pee Posh housing subdivision and D7 Multi-purpose building parking lot. The tour moved on to District 6: 51st Avenue housing and swap meet, Lone Butte housing, District 5: Sacate housing and ended the day at the Arts & Crafts parking lot on Casa Blanca Road.
A brief history on the upcoming Special Election, Constitution and amendments, important upcoming dates and contact information was announced during the tour and 230 t-shirts, cups, pens, clips and hand sanitizers were given away.
The tour continued Sunday morning, Aug. 16 in District 4 Goodyear housing/Snaketown, George Webb housing, Gila Butte housing, D4 Service Center parking lot. District 3: South housing, Sacaton Supermarket parking lot, East housing, and the Post Office parking lot. District 2: Hashan Kehk housing, D2 Multi-purpose building parking lot and District 1: Veteran’s Building parking lot and D1 Service Center parking lot.
This mobile tour approach allowed members to stay safe at home or in their vehicles while volunteers for the mobile tour wore masks and gloves to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by the Community.