'I voted' Sticker Contest
In spring 2022, VAI Community Site Leaders Nikita Akula ('25), Emma Roshan ('22), and Mina Snider ('25), organized VAI's first ever 'I Voted' sticker contest. We received 15 outstanding submissions! Keep an eye out 👀 ...the top 5 designs have been printed and will be handed out around campus during VAI events.
(Left to right, top to bottom: Natalie Kim, Sofia Maldonado Feliciano, Lazaro M Garcia, Sarah Matthews, Elli Maria Hernandez, Jessie Stepp, Kai Tiller, Orin Noel, Betty-Jean Fitzgerald, Mad Maule, Ollie Oliva, Jenny De La Cruz, Penn Eastburn, and Lydia Song.)
Disenfranchised Voter Project
Voting for All Who Legally Can't
MICA’s Voter Access Initiative organized a project about voter disenfranchisement for the 2020 United States presidential election. Our school campus is located in the United States, but many of our community members cannot vote in the next U.S. election. Everyone's opinions on this country are important, and we wanted to know what issues matter to those that couldn't vote in this upcoming election. We shared a survey with disenfranchised voters at MICA and created an infographic with their responses.
Infographic with responses from disenfranchised voters from the MICA community, created by MICA student Jenny De La Cruz.
This project is inspired by Aram Han Sifuentes’ Official Unofficial Voting Station. Sifuentes is an artist who creates socially engaged art focusing on immigrants and disenfranchised voters. She began the Official Unofficial Voting Station project in 2016 as a form of protest and a way to symbolically vote as a non-citizen immigrant. We activated one of her voting stations at Hot Sauce Collective’s Artober fest on October 31, 2020 and sponsored a kit for Soccer Without Borders Maryland (view pictures below).