How dare the Republicans talk about fear?

September Newsletter

54 days until Nov 3, the most critical election in our lifetimes. At the Republican National Convention, FEAR was the rallying cry, the attempt to scare the populace into fearing for our safety, our very well-being. But, as LA Clippers Coach Doc Rivers emotionally asked at a press conference, “…how dare the Republicans talk about fear? We're the ones that need to be scared. We're the ones having the talk to every Black child. ..It's amazing why we keep loving this country, and this country does not love us back."

Let’s remember that it’s Donald Trump’s America that led us to the place we are right now.  Covid cases and deaths raging out of control, BLM protests in the streets, people out of work, fires raging out of control. It’s Donald Trump’s chaotic America that we should all fear.  Let’s all vote and turn the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives BLUE on Nov 3.

Create Protest Virtual Phone Banking Happy Hour

Calling is the new canvassing. Activists are pivoting from knocking on doors to making calls to voters, especially in swing states. We invite you to join us for a phone banking happy hour on Tuesday, September 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring a beverage!

Sign up here for Tuesday, September 22nd and you will receive an email with all of the details. If you have questions or are nervous about phone banking, let us know. Cynthia and Julie participated in last week's session and can let you know what to expect. 

Who’s Wearing It?

By wearing Create Protest artist-designed merchandise, people around the country are sharing messages encouraging people to vote, to participate.

Janice Littlejohn
Vote Blue Colorado
Melanie Green
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shirt

Andres Cano
Janice of LA wears "There is no community without liberation" t-shirt by Naimah Thomas. Darol encourages Colorado voters (a swing state) to “Vote Blue" in a t-shirt designed by Emily Mulvey. Melanie is wearing the “I love 2 Vote” t-shirt she designed that pays homage to the great, late Milton Glaser (designer of iconic “I love NY”).  Leigh in Tucson is a proud RBG supporter, with his "Supreme" shirt by Robbie ConalAndrés, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, supports Arizona turning blue with his t-shirt by Alex Jimenez.

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If you would like to see a design on a different product or color, let us know. Our print supplier has multiple options!  

Individual Creative Expressions

Artists are stepping up to activate in these last two months 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. 
Artists 4 Democracy was founded to help promote democratic and progressive ideals by mobilizing artists to involve themselves in political action.  Their goal is to inspire more students to participate in November 2020. They are producing a series of talks with internationally recognized artists who will speak about the importance of voting and the significance of political engagement for them and their work. Tune in to their next lecture with artist Ruben Ochoa, Wednesday, September 16 at 5pm PST.
Artist Deborah Aschheim is creating a visual diary of voters and posting on her Instagram account. Submit your picture and a sentence or two about why you vote, who inspires you to vote, and what community you represent. Find the form here.

Color Jax Blue
Color Jax Blue is an initiative by the 6 Ft. Away Gallery in Florida to bring local black artists and voter advocacy groups together to inspire Jacksonville citizens to unite and turn out the vote in August and November.
Art Save The Vote
A creative collective driving votes for the 2020 election.  Their IG site provides links to help you check your voting status, register to vote, get your mail in ballot.

Creative Capital (CC) is a national nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, gatherings, and career development services.  CC is producing a free online conversation, Tools for Artists in Civic Engagement and Turning Out the Vote, on Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00-5:00pm ET.  Join artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez and electoral strategist Cristina Uribe as they discuss the role of artists in powering political and cultural change.
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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