Civil rights leaders and advocates are demanding an end to systemic racism, a reference to the systems in place that create and maintain racial inequality in nearly every facet of life for people of color. Though there is nothing new about systemic racism in the U.S., the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others in recent months have sparked a national reckoning on racial injustice that has extraordinary implications for the 2020 elections.
The fight for racial justice is neither a Republican nor a Democratic issue, it is an American issue—and one that will look worlds different under each administration.
Amplifier and Times Square Arts are proud to announce that Vote Your Future, an urgent new citywide campaign that directs voters to important voting and civic resources in the lead up to Election Day, November 3.
Now on view in Times Square and throughout New York, the Vote Your Future artworks feature QR codes for vote.org, where they can look up polling locations, find resources to request absentee ballots and vote by mail, volunteer to be a poll worker, fill out a 2020 census questionnaire, and access additional information about getting involved in the electoral process. For parties interested in bringing the campaign to their own neighborhood, Vote Your Future artworks can be downloaded for free at www.amplifier.org.
Vote Your Future features nine uplifting artworks commissioned by Amplifier by the following artists: Celeste Beyers, Gillian Dreher, Brooke Fischer, Shannon Finnegan, Kayla Jones, Laci Jordan, Never Made, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, and Carolyn Suzuki. This series of engaging, inclusive, and critical messages to the public will feature text in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.