Wanda Hawman of Monte Vista, Colorado, runs a community garden in her backyard and hosted a League of Women Voters event late this summer. She wants to do her part to help increase voter turnout in the area.
"We have a very, very, very poor voter turnout here in Monte Vista," she said. "I don’t care they who they vote for, I just want people to vote. So I think people feel disenfranchised here and that they don’t have a voice."
Hawman said she's eager to see change happen in this November's midterm election because there are too many pressing issues like racism and sexism that those currently in power aren't addressing.
"I’m tired of talking about fake news," she said. "I want to talk about what’s really happening. I want to talk about infrastructure and education and jobs, clean jobs, in the United States. I don’t want to talk about the latest tweet from the White House. I’m sick of it."