Create for the Future of Our Democracy

#DemocracyOpenMic is a social media campaign that empowers you to use your creativity, make your voice heard, and help build the future of our American democracy.

Choose from the variety of options below to do your part in the fight to ensure that all Americans can safely vote this year.

Please note: By participating in#DemocracyOpenMic you permit the Declaration for American Democracy to use your creations in our coalition’s social media posts, either by itself or as part of a compilation. Please contact aswar@dfadcoalition.org with any questions.

Record a Video

Its simple — and it has a major impact! A quick video recording of yourself, speaking to the camera, can go to millions of people across the country.

1. Think of what you want to say. You could talk about why you’re concerned about restricted voting (like we’ve seen in Wisconsin, Georgia and Kentucky) especially during a pandemic.
2. Get your smartphone or video camera.
3. Record yourself!
4. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote@DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Take a Selfie w/ a Sign

A picture is worth a thousand words — but let’s add some words onto a sign, just to be safe! These selfies taken with a handwritten sign work super-well on social, so…

1. Make a sign that expresses your thoughts.
2. Take a selfie with that sign.
3. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Perform a Song

You’ve got a song in your heart and we all want to hear it!

1. Record yourself performing your pro-democracy song.

2. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote@DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Draw/Paint a Picture

Get your paintbrushes, your pencils, your charcoals, whatever you’d like! And show us what you’re feeling and what you want to see.

1. Create a pro-democracy picture.

2. Take a photo of it.

3. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Write a Blog Post

Get your thoughts out on a post and influence millions of people.

1. Go to your blogging account (or make one for free!).

2. Write your pro-democracy post.

3.Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Compose a Poem

Poems have a profound effect — let’s use it to protect our democracy.

1. Compose your poem.

2. If it’s handwritten, take a photo of it. A digital graphic is a great option, too!

2. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Make a Playlist

So many great songs that celebrate American democracy (Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land, anyone?) but so few playlists gathering these great songs!

1. Go to your music-listening service (Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes, etc).

2. Make a playlist of your favorite pro-democracy songs.

3.Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media! Make sure to tag 
#DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Design a Graphic

Fire up that Adobe Illustrator (or any other design software or website, like Canva) and show us what you’ve got!

1. Make a pro-democracy graphic.

2. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Write a Letter

This is an almost-lost art — and that’s exactly why people stop and read when they see a handwritten letter on social media.

1. Write out your thoughts about how to protect democracy on paper.

2. Take a photo.

3. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Tweet About It

Keep it simple! And keep it to 280 characters or less 😉

1. Compose your tweet.

2.Post it on your Twitter (and you can do the same on Facebook, Instagram or other social media)! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Submit a Letter to the Editor

The world might be going digital, but newspapers — especially local ones — play a major role in shaping and guiding public opinion. Speak up to help protect our vote and our democracy by using this LTE tool here! dfadcoalition.org/LTE

Call Your Senators

Who says phone calls can’t be creative? Let’s prove ’em wrong!

Dial 1-888-415-4527 to get connected to your Senators and share your thoughts about protecting our democracy!

Details here: dfadcoalition.org/call

Organize an Action

Those are actual cars in the photo above! Get a bunch of volunteers together for a socially-distanced action that gets the word out about protecting our vote.

Visit here to get started: https://secure.everyaction.com/fj2qRv1RPkOoQJyEp2vvBA2

Make Chalk Art

Brighten up your neighbors’ day — and social media, too!

1. Make your chalk art.

2. Take a photo.

3. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Do a Little Dance

We’re just going to say it: it’s about time that someone (hint: you!) came up with a 2020 voting dance.

1. Go to your TikTok account, Instagram, or other video-friendly social channel.

2. Post your pro-democracy dance! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

Knit Something!

Get those needles out and help #ProtectOurVote! Knitting not your thing? Feel free to crochet, do needlepoint, or any other kind of art you wish —

1. Make your creation.

2. Take a photo.

3. Post it on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media! Make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote@DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

ANYTHING YOU WANT!!

Wait. Hold that thought — and just do it! There’s no limit to what can be done for the #DemocracyOpenMic, just like there is no limit to your creativity.

So unleash it, share something on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, but please make sure to tag #DemocracyOpenMic, #ProtectOurVote, @DFADCoalition and your Senators in your tweet/post!

 

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