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OCTOBER 26, 2020, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  -  There are moments of great significance in our lives and there are moments of great urgency.  2020 is one of those moments. We recognize that the time has come for us to step up and lead the change. There is no going back to the days when we didn’t know better, as 2020 continues to barrel through our communities leveraging hate, division, and ignorance as wrecking balls demolishing the good with the bad, announcing that the time has come for us to UNITE as a collective in order to put a stop to the wreckage.  

 

With only nine days away from the Presidential Election, the stakes could not be higher. 

 

Bring on the Ballot, the Gen Z Voter project of Consciously Studio, has brought together Artists, young Filmmakers, Photographers, and Poets from across the United States for the virtual art exhibit Our Vote, Our Reality in order to come together as a collective to inspire our country’s voters and change-makers to continue the fight for democracy.  

 

OUR VOTE, OUR REALITY represents the coming together of citizens from across the country of varying backgrounds who are using our creative voices to amplify the message that now that we know better, we must vote better.  Our future is in our hands and this moment is ours to conquer and it is for our own democracy and that of generations to come that we must show up and VOTE.  That is how we change tomorrow’s history.  #VOTE

 

Participating artists include: Sanna Legan, Founder of the Choose Choice Project and Creative Director of AmplifyHer NYC; Washington D.C. based Ale Rodriguez-Gitler, Los Angeles Times Illustrator Hanna Carter of Portland, OR; fashion designer and illustrator Becky Pedroza of Brooklyn, NY; Orlando, FL based Disney Creative Group designer, Ty Rally, Oakland, CA founder of Kiss My Black Arts collective Rtystk Shavers, renown artist iris yirei hu of Pasadena, CA and more (full list below). 

 

As participating artist, Reid Wassmer of Cincinnati, OH, states in his artist’s statement:

“These pieces are products of quick, artistic reactions to our turbulent news cycle. As a voter in 2020, sometimes I feel like the only way I can cope and take action against what’s happening around me is to create something I feel passionate about. I used to not be that way; I used to hide in a bubble without sharing how I felt. But if a Trump supporter can openly back his racist, sexist, xenophobic policies why can’t I openly support the opposite? I want to be on the right side of history this year. “

 

The film shorts like the art in the virtual exhibit tackle, amongst many others, themes of discrimination, life during a pandemic, climate crisis, and voting--including "By Night" by Florida filmmaker Jeffrey Creightney who stages a voter intervention for a reluctant voter by his ancestors via his short. 

It is through this exhibit in combination with other digital and virtual efforts that Bring on the Ballot hopes to continue to encourage last-minute voters or undecided voters to participate casting a ballot in this year’s election--especially Gen Z.

For more information, please contact Siria Contreras (siria@bringontheballot.com) or Colette Ussery (colette@bringontheballot.com). 

Bring on the Ballot is a "by Gen Z for Gen Z" voter education and amplification campaign empowered by entertainment industry professionals that leverages our creative and marketing backgrounds that we typically utilize for the entertainment industry in order to empower our generation to take civic responsibility this election around the issues that we care about, because we know that if we don't vote, someone else will vote for us--and in 2020, that is not an option. (www.bringontheballot.com | IG: @bringontheballot

Consciously Studio is a creative and marketing studio of experienced and innovative like-minded entertainment-industry professionals and humanitarians who have come together to empower the entertainment industry, organizations, and our  local & global communities to take positive action towards a better world via collaboration, inspiration, & education. We are committed to creating content and campaigns that are authentic and that empower positive action, create social awareness towards a better world.  (www.consciouslystudio.com

 

Full list of participating Artists and Filmmakers: 

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