The praise I have received most about the blog over the last six months is how timely we are with our posts. You wish for the most stylish RBG and Vote tees to wear in the run up to this November’s election. We give them to you. I swear this post was already planned for today before we received the devastating news a few nights ago that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had left this world.
May her memory be a revolution,
What Can You Do to Channel Your Grief?
- You can vote. Registering can take less than 2 minutes online if online registration is available in your state. Take advantage of early voting in your area, send in for an absentee ballot now, or show up on election day with water and snacks. Prepare for long lines. Washington, DC is sending every voter a mail-in ballot the first week of October. If your state offers drop boxes (usually at City Hall and other spots) for mail-in ballots, use those to avoid the post office if possible.
- You can donate money to help elect politicians that represent your views and values. I donated to 11 different races on Saturday. Don’t have money to give? Consider working a phone bank!
- You can WEAR YOUR POWER. Those of you who have been around here awhile will recognize this phrase as the title of both our presentation on dress in the workplace and our on-demand e-course.
Vote tee purchased from The Outrage before the Midterm Elections in 2018
I was so angry around the midterms (ok and for the previous two years) that I went to The Outrage in Washington, DC and purchased a lot of tee-shirts. There was a huge march in DC that we could not attend because we were traveling. The least we could do was express our feelings with our attire. The best part was going to the airport and seeing that a lot of other people had the same thought.
My uniform for months became a blazer with a political tee. Struggling with your work from home uniform? Struggle no more. Here are ahem…more than a few ideas. I apologize in advance for being completely out of control in this blog. I almost forgot number #4. Use Your Platform.
CV x When We All Vote Original Fit Tee, $99
CV x When We All Vote Canvas Tote, $25
10% of the purchase price of the above items will be donated to When We All Vote.
Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is an organization dedicated to increasing participation in every election and closing the rage and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy and through strategic partnerships to every American. Please join Clare V. and When We All Vote together in taking action, registering to vote, exercising your right to vote, and by visiting whenweallvote.org to see how you can get involved.
The future is in your hands.
Equality Day, August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. To celebrate, Phenomenal has partnered with Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker, a whisky that celebrates the achievements of women and all those pushing boundaries to create a more equitable future.
This special-edition VOTES FOR WOMEN shirt will support the nonprofit Monumental Women in their efforts to honor the women who paved the way by breaking the bronze ceiling. Monumental Women will unveil the first-ever statue of real women – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony – in NYC’s Central Park, where there are 23 statues of historical figures but not one honoring a real woman.
PHENOMENAL IMMIGRANT T-SHIRT, $35
Go to www.phenomenalwoman.us to see their other t-shirts: Phenomenally Black Owned, Phenomenal Mother, Phenomenally Muslim, Phenomenally Jewish, Phenomenally Asian, and Phenomenally Trans, among others.
The Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, inspired by Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” poem, brings awareness to social causes.
100% of net proceeds will benefit I am a voter., a nonpartisan initiative that aims to increase voter participation nationwide.
Bloomingdale’s When We All Vote Face Masks, Set of 2 – Exclusive, $18
Treasure & Bond Tie Dye Vote Sweatshirt, $45
yes and Anna Long Sleeve Sustainable Vote Tee. $43
For every Limited Edition T-shirt sold, Rebecca Minkoff will make a donation to Vote Run Lead, a non-profit organization that empowers and trains Women to run for office. Connect with Vote Run Lead @VoteRunLead, www.voterunlead.org.
Famous Fashion Designers For Biden/Harris
Aurora James We Make The Difference Crewneck Sweatshirt, $60
Gabriela Hearst Purple Tie Dye Ladies Boyfriend Tee, $45
Vera Wang Vote Joe Hoodie, $60
Thom Browne Believe in Better Scarf, $45
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez – Flag Tee, $40
Carly Cushnie Joe Cropped Tee, $45
Other Super Cool Biden/Harris Tees
Aviators Heather Grey Tee Shirt, $30
Science over Fiction Navy Tee, $30
Do It For Ruth
HIPSTORY x PHENOMENAL COLLAB (RBG VOTER) T-SHIRT, $50
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leggings from Phenomenal Woman, $45
PLANK LIKE RBG Sweatshirt from The Outrage, $52
Naturalizer x The Outrage Collab Callie Boot, $150
The Outrage is a hub for activism and community. They donate with every single purchase. They also have the best merchandise! Please shop there in person and online.
If you have made it to the end of this blog post you really love this blog. If you want even more, check out the blog from earlier in the summer, What to Wear To Your Next Protest. It was the most popular of the season! Let me know which is your favorite item from this blog in the comments, and also what you are doing to help make our country a little bit better.
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Regardless of your political affiliation, the vote related t-shirts you show seem to be for the democratic candidates only. Certainly, your blog is just that, “your
blog”. Unless all of your clients are Democrats, you might want to consider being a tad less biased.
As a registered Democrat, I find your blatant one-sided “sales pitch” insulting. If you want to be a cheerleader for certain candidates you might want to do it on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
I have always thought that your blog was supposed to be to enlighten and educate us on clothes, clothing resources, and style.
Thank you for your feedback. Yes, it is my blog and I think I’ve made no secret lately that it is very personal to me. I publish blogs on many topics that are not relevant to all of my readers, and I trust them to ignore the ones that are not right for them. For instance, we have always published a ton of content for moms. However, I know that a lot of our readers and clients do not have children. I can’t write for everyone so I write for myself and trust the reader to do their own editing. Thank you for understanding.
I’ve read that if you’ve requested a mail-in ballot and decide to vote in person, you must bring the mail-in ballot with you and turn it in sothat your vote is not marked as provisional. At least this is my understanding for Virginia.
Thank you for that information, Elizabeth! I supposed if anyone decides to vote in person after requesting a mail-in ballot, they should look up their states rules. My plan is to use the mailed ballot (mailed to all DC voters automatically, thank you Mayor Bowser!) and drop it in a drop box, not mail it through the USPS. I am going to fill it out as soon as possible.