Encourage others to make their voices heard at the polls.

By Laura Fenton
September 04, 2020
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Wherever you may fall on the political spectrum, we can all probably agree that this is a big election year. With so much uncertainty in our country (heck, our world!), there’s a lot at stake in this election. Expressing our right to vote in 2020 is more important than ever. So, when you get dressed over the next two months, opt for a tee, tote, or button that encourages people to make their voices heard at the polls.

Because apparently, we Americans need all the voting cheerleading we can get: Only 58.1 percent of our country’s over-18 population voted in the 2016 presidential election. If you aren’t yet registered to vote or are unsure of your voter status, there are many non-partisan organizations to help get you set up to cast your ballot before November 3, including I Am A Voter, When We All Vote, Rock the Vote, and more. Below are 11 wearable ways to encourage your friends and neighbors to get out the vote. P.S. Vote early if you can!

Darling Clementine

$40, darlingclementineshop.com

The “Your Voice, Your Vote” dove vote tees (and buttons) available through My Darling Clementine raise funds and awareness for When We All Vote, a nonpartisan organization that hopes to spark a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy. (Pro tip: Sign up for their email list to get restock alerts on additional T-shirt sizes: These keep selling out!)

FEED

$38, feedprojects.com

The Vote Tote from Lauren Bush’s do-gooder business venture FEED not only supports When We All Vote, but also provides school meals to kids in need (as all of FEED’s products do). Win-win!

$40, madewell.com

Madewell’s vote tee features illustrations of everyday people holding up the word VOTE. It’s a subtle reminder that every vote counts. One hundred percent of the purchase price will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union until Election Day November 3, 2020. (Psst… They made one for guys too!)

$30, gotvmoms.com

GOTV Moms, an online hub for get out the vote activism, reproduced a vintage political ringer tee that has all the retro '80s vibes.

Levi's

$30, levis.com

The graphic on this tee from Levi’s calls to mind vintage rock shirts (specifically, The Rolling Stones’s Sticky Fingers album cover). They double down on the throwback look with a cropped fit. Levi’s partners with Rock the Vote, a non-partisan organization founded in 1990 by a record executive (hence the “rock”) to encourage young people to vote.

$99, clarev.com

Leave it to Clare V. to add some je ne sais quoi to the usual white tee. The CV x When We All Vote Original Fit Tee reads, “I Vote, You Vote, She Votes, We Vote, They Vote" in French.

Colorful Vote T-Shirt

$38, michaelstars.com

Michael Stars commissioned this rainbow type design from Olivia Herrick Design (@oliviaherrickdesign). It’s colorful, joyful, and eye-catching—just what we need to inspire voting!

Etsy

$26, ForthePeopleBoutique.etsy.com

A minimalist design and clear message will make this super-soft cotton T-shirt a new favorite. Choose from 15 different color options. 

Rock the Vote

$20, bonfire.com

Rock the Vote sells its own merch through Bonfire, an online fundraising platform. What’s available varies by when you’re shopping, but we love the retro black tees that call to mind the era of the organization's founding.

Grayson

$148, grayson.com

Minimalists might like Grayson’s classic white shirt that raises funds for I Am A Voter, a nonprofit that promotes the message that our democracy works best when we all participate. The non-profit’s signature phrase is embroidered on the inside of the placket, for a subtle get-out-the-vote message.