I have a family member planning to not vote in the US presidential election and you might, too. Or you, yourself, might be planning to not vote. My anger, frustration, and disappointment propelled me to take an action, so I made this book. (October update: thanks to months of internal family advocacy, this person ended up casting their ballot!!! WOOHOO.)
The days of trying to separate politics and business are over. In order to defeat the mass abuses of power, continued racism, and further polarization of the country we’ve seen during the last four years, it’s going to take collective effort on behalf of business, tech, startup, education, non-profit, political, scientific, legal, and spiritual leadership. It’s up to all of us to hold our government accountable.
I can remain quiet and continue to be complicit in systems of oppression and racism or I can make my opinions known and try to do something about it. I choose the latter.
Human rights are on the table in this election cycle. What’s the cost of inaction this time around?
On Android, this is best viewed on Chrome (:-( as much as I love Firefox) and on iOS, Safari or Chrome.
I’m not here to profit on this. It was a labor of love and anger that I happen to be sharing with the world now, in case someone else will benefit or find inspiration.
You can buy a paperback copy of the 7×7 inch, 256 page book through Blurb at cost for $77.74 plus shipping. If there is enough interest, I will consider placing a bulk order to make pricing more affordable. If you like what you see but don’t want a hard copy, please consider donating to the ACLU or sharing this link with friends and loved ones who might be in the same boat.
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- ACLU Let People Vote | voting information for all 50 states, including how to vote by mail in your state
- Volunteer to phone bank with the ACLU
- What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones TED Talk
- Voter registration information through Vote.gov
- Voter suppression: ACLU Block the Voter Suppression in 2020
- What happens to your vote after it gets cast? Learn more through the Lincoln Project’s podcast episode, “Explained: Vote Counting & The Election Results Delay”
- FastCo’s This essential chart explains why election night could last a month”
- TEDEd’s Does Your Vote Count? The Electoral College Explained
- Digitally Accessible Vote-By-Mail Applications | Deque
Links for Republicans Who Won’t Vote for Trump but Might Be on The Fence About Biden:
Process and Tools:
- Hand lettering and some doodles created on iPad Pro using the Procreate app with the Apple Pencil
- Scanned doodles produced on a mix of watercolor papers, using a mix of materials including, but not limited to, vintage gouache, Sakura gel pens, Posca and Pentouch markers
- Layers merged in Photoshop
- Layout designed in InDesign and uploaded using Blurb/InDesign plugin