Final Two Weeks
October 23 Newsletter
We’re down to the final two weeks of this election season. The Senate is rushing through Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination while stalling on a new Covid relief bill to support the American people. The Republican Party in California has installed unofficial ballot collection boxes across the State to confuse voters. Biden and Trump held dueling Town Hall gatherings as opposed to debating together, and held one final debate on Thursday night.
The final presidential debate is schedule for Thursday, October 22 at 9pm ET. Topics that Biden and Trump will discuss are fighting COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership. The debate will be moderated by NBC's Kristen Welker. We wish her luck, and hope that this will be a respectful and civil debate. Let’s see.
Do you have a plan to vote? Voting is different this year because we all want to be safe while we participate in this most crucial election. Vote.org has all the reliable information that you need to make your plan today. https://www.vote.org/
Create Protest Organizes Get-Out-the-Vote efforts
Phone Banking in Partnership with Flip the West
Create Protest is partnering again with Flip the West on Saturday, October 24 from 10am to noon PST to convene a group of phone bankers to make calls to flip the US Senate. The call session will begin with a pep rally and a motivational speech by Emiliana Guereca, the Chair of Women's March LA, and then we'll make calls in swing states to Get Out The Vote! (Read about Emiliana here: https://bit.ly/3lVcYxg).
Join us Saturday morning by signing up here.
Postcard Writing Happy Hour
Special thanks to Holly for coordinating a group of friends to write postcards to voters on October 12 at Julienne Fine Foods and Celebrations. Ten dedicated postcard writers gathered on the patio to encourage voters in Ohio to vote blue. We wrote again on the fabulous postcards designed by our Create Protest artists. You can purchase your postcards here.
Create Protest Artists
Create Protest artist Florencio Zavala created new designs for our marketplace. In a call to gain attention to the urgent need for police reform, he created a “Police Humanity” line. He also created a new “Vota Azul” design to wear in these final days of this 2020 election cycle. Florencio is on a creative roll! Keep checking our site for new designs coming!
Create Protest artist Man One participated in Deborah Aschheim’s 365 Days of Voters drawing project wearing the “Vote” t-shirt he designed for our site. You too can have Deborah draw you when you send her a message saying why you vote. Message Deborah at @365daysofvoters and she’ll send you the link to participate. Many drawings together represent a movement!
Who’s Wearing It?
By wearing Create Protest artist-designed merchandise, people around the country are sharing messages encouraging people to vote, to participate.
Kristina Wong loves her RBG shirt by Robbie Conal. “Shitty pandemic made better by this RBG shirt!”
DHS Tokyo tweeted to her many fans that Melanie Green’s “I love 2 Vote” shirt is her favorite!
Janice Young in Brooklyn wears her “I love 2 Vote” shirt by the old Stone House and Park Slope where George Washington and the battle of Brooklyn took place.
Lanita wears her “Future is Female” shirt to the virtual Women’s March!
Paul in North Carolina sports his Stephen Glassman "WE" hat.
Kate Nash making sure everyone is registered to vote while wearing her I love 2 vote t-shirt!
Rachele (Paul's daughter) shows off her “Vota Azul” shirt
Gaby and Chris in Texas wear Gaby's design "Vote Blue Y'all."
Individual Creative Expressions
Artists are stepping up to activate in this last month of this critical election. There are so many creative and inspiring efforts taking place around the country. Here are a few that invite your participation, offer you a way to get involved.
Brave New Films seeks to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference. Their new film “Supressed 2020: The Fight to Vote” is a short, powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression to our 2020 election. Find more information here about hosting your own screening or how to watch.
The Wide Awakes are a network of thousands of artists, cultural workers, and activists driven by the most urgent social and political issues of our time. They’re organizing communities, sharing knowledge, building art, agitating for change, and getting out the vote. In this election year and beyond, they’re gathering all of their creative ventures under a common umbrella to unleash the power of art on an unprecedented scale. Check out their work here.
BIDEN x DESIGN, a project of Unite the Country, is a diverse movement of artists and designers united by a common goal: to ensure Joe Biden is the next president of the United States of America. They’re calling on the creative community—designers, artists, painters, illustrators, animators, print makers, photographers, and anyone with a maker’s spirit—to unite with them in visualizing a collective support of Joe Biden for president.
Thanks for joining us in our effort to Create Protest, and turn the White House, Congress and State Houses blue in 2020! Please visit our Resources page for ways to get involved.
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