ATLANTA - Chase Oliver will join activist Ericka Brown on Friday morning as she defies police demands and continues to feed the unhoused. Oliver also will make media and campaign stops in Columbia, South Carolina.
“I’m excited to once again travel through South Carolina,” says Oliver, 37, Rolling Stone’s “Most Influential Libertarian” and Libertarian presidential hopeful. “While I am in South Carolina, I will be taking a break from campaigning to help feed local unhoused people and pushing back against the police seeking to stop aid organizations from doing this work. This event, which is being held by Be Kind Be Great in conjunction with You Are The Power is the kind of citizen activism I love.”
Oliver will spend Thursday and Friday in South Carolina, then Saturday and Sunday in North Carolina. Throughout the weekend, he will join local activists and participate in local campaign events.
Combining his passion for activism at campaign stops and appearances, Oliver will join Brown, who founded Be Kind, Be Great. She is known as “The Fish Lady” for the monthly fish frys she sponsors for the charity. She continues to serve meals despite threats from Columbia police a month ago for serving meals on public property, according to a report by You Are The Power. She went before the City of Columbia City Council, where she was assured the city would help her find a permanent spot. She has heard nothing since then.
You Are the Power helped organize Friday’s protest. You Are the Power was founded by the 2020 Libertarian candidate for Vice President Spike Cohen, who lives in South Carolina.
FEEDING THE UNHOUSED PROTEST Sponsors: Be Kind, Be Great; You Are the Power 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201 Across from Richland County Public Library Friday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.
LIVE WITH KEVEN COHEN On 100.1 The Point for the drive-time show, co-hosting with Kasie Whitener Thursday, Aug. 3 from 4-6 p.m. Listen live: https://makethepointradio.com/
CAMPAIGN EVENT MEET & GREET AT BEEF O’ BRADY’S 4561 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC 29229 Friday, Aug. 4 at 4-7 p.m.
Highlights of the campaign so far:
Oliver became the first third-party presidential candidate invited to speak at the Iowa Political Soapbox after actively campaigning at fairs July 21-23. His time at the Soapbox will be 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Iowa State Fair.
Oliver spoke at two-panel discussions at FreedomFest in Memphis.
As Georgia’s first openly gay Senate candidate, he spent June marching and meeting with many people at Pride events in Chicago, Atlanta, and Kansas City.
Between those appearances, he joined the fight to stop the divisive and unpopular Cop City project in his hometown of Atlanta.
Oliver’s national attention grew following his debate with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and an empty podium set aside for opponent Herschel Walker. Oliver garnered over 80,000 votes and forced a runoff between the Republican and Democratic candidates.
Broadcast coverage includes PBS, CNN, Fox Business, and CSPAN. Print coverage includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Rolling Stone, which labels him the “Most Influential Libertarian.”
Oliver is available for media interviews, including for university journalism and communications students.
To learn more about Chase Oliver, visit votechaseoliver.com.