Get Out the Native Vote Selects Poster Contest Winner
Tatum Andon, age 9, is the winner of Get Out the Native Vote’s (GOTNV) poster contest. She won a $100 gift card and her artwork was made into a poster. In her spare time, Andon likes to color, create art and play with unicorns. She is aware of the importance of voting because of what her parents, Michelle Andon and Gary Folger, have taught her.
Her delightful and a tad bit frightening portrayal of why we should vote captured the GOTNV Facebook audience’s approval when asked to choose a winner. Andon was asked to answer a series of question about voting, and her answers are shared below.
- Why is voting important?
You can help people and save things. Because it is good for people. You can help people by giving extra food.
- What would you like to see in a candidate running for public office?
To like the same stuff as me. They are magical like a unicorn and they give wishes.
- Why is this important to you?
They will make the world a better place because they are magical.
- What is one issue happening today that affects you?
Hungry kids at lunch time. That makes me feel bad because they are hungry because our lunch time changed to a later hour to 12 p.m. and was at 11 a.m. before.
- What solution would you suggest to solve this problem?
Have free lunch. People should give them healthy food.
To sum up why we all should vote, Andon said, “People who vote will be able to make this world a better place.”
For more information about Get Out the Native Vote or to get a copy of Andon’s GOTNV’s poster, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 459-2110 (in Fairbanks) or 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2110 (toll-free).