Pins Won't Save the World
With Trump as our president-elect, the safety and rights of women, POC, the LGBTQ community, and refugees are in jeopardy. Hate crimes have mounted since Trump's election. Planned Parenthood and access to safe abortions are under threat. Climate change, which Trump and his appointed EPA leader denies, could take a serious toll on our planet lasting much longer than his time in office.
In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, we created 50 illustrated works protesting Trump, encouraging people to register + vote for Hillary, and promoting love, tolerance & kindness. We collaborated with several top illustrators and designers, including Adam JK, Brian Rae, Coucou Suzette, Jean Jullien, Jon Contino, Olimpia Zagnoli, Ro & Co Studio, Timothy Goodman, Ward Sutton, and Will Bryant for this first round. We have already raised tens of thousands of dollars through this initiative, and donated 100% of the proceeds from the first round of this project to Amnesty International's #AmericaIBelieveIn.
We knew we had to continue the project after Trump's election. This time, we reached out to Jan Buchczik, Jing Wei, John Slade, Matteo Pani, Paola Saliby, Timothy Goodman, Virginia Zamora, Vittorio Perotti & Giulia Zoavo, and Zipeng Zhu to produce 70 new products. With this second batch, we are continuing to donate 100% of the proceeds to socially progressive causes, including Planned Parenthood, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, International Refugee Assistance Project, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Trevor Project. Now, more than ever, we have to resist Trump's racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and homophobia becoming the new normal. We need to stand up for tolerance, equality and unity.
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