11 Fashion Finds to Get Out the Vote
Encourage others to make their voices heard at the polls.
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!
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!)
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!)
GOTV Moms, an online hub for get out the vote activism, reproduced a vintage political ringer tee that has all the retro '80s vibes.
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.
A minimalist design and clear message will make this super-soft cotton T-shirt a new favorite. Choose from 15 different color options.
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.