Something Good: Oklahoma's 'Kid Governor' Pushes For Healthier State

Tuesday, June 8th 2021, 11:17 am

Oklahoma’s "kid governor" is fighting for a healthier generation.

For Charlotte Anderson, she began studying the health of her generation and became concerned when she saw Oklahoma ranking 49th in children's health.

"There are four problems. There's low birthrate babies, no health insurance, kids dying and kids not being healthy or fit," Charlotte said.

For this incoming 5th grade kid governor, she said those four main issues are what stand in the way of having healthier children.

She wants adults and parents to see the importance of being a part of the change.

This large voice in a little body has not been able to go into school to create change but sends out bingo cards.

She wants kids to get active while having fun going on a walk, play basketball or just be an active kid.

Charlotte has been able to speak at luncheons, talk to Oklahoma leaders and be a leader in her school.

While Charlotte has been serving her time as kid governor in a pandemic, she also speaks out on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Vaccines are important, and everyone should get access to them because we can protect our parents, grandparents, younger kids, and we can protect everyone, and we can get through this pandemic," Charlotte said.

She has big goals to keep going and run for another term to help change the state.


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