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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aurora James We Make The Difference Crewneck Sweatshirt, $60
Other Super Cool Biden/Harris Tees
Do It For Ruth
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.
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.
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