I Vote Because – Get out the Vote Poster Show

I Vote Because is a poster show organized to contribute unique submissions to the 'Get Out the Vote' national AIGA poster campaign by reminding us all of the importance of getting to the polls this and every political season, no matter who's name you put on the ballot. You can participate below by answering the question I vote because:.

In addition you can show us your design skills by taking one of the community messages listed below or your own message and submitting a poster design to both the National Get Out the Vote campaign and our local Chapter's I Vote Because: poster show – all at the same time!

Share your voice
If you haven't shared your response to why you vote yet, don't worry its not too late! Jump down to the bottom to share your response with us and we'll add it to our list.

Submit a Poster
We need you to take action and design a beaufitul poster for us to share with our community. Be inspired by  one of our community messages below, or use your own unique message for your poster. 

Community Messages:

I vote because I CAN!
I vote because it is my responsibility as a citizen and contributing member of our society.
I vote because progress requires participation.
I vote because I exist, I care, and I should be heard.
I vote because not everyone can.
I vote because no one should live in the margins.
I vote because others fought hard for my right to vote and I owe it to them and to future generations to show up.
I vote because women's rights matter.
I vote because I want to have a say in my future.
I vote because I want a better future for America.
I vote because I care about the environment and it's future for my children.
I vote because our planet deserves a future.

Submission Details
Please format your poster to 11x17 (portrait) and follow the guidelines and template to submit to the National AIGA Get out the Vote Campaign. The submission guidelines, and template can be found below: 

To submit a poster visit: AIGA: Get Out The Vote 

By submitting your poster to the national AIGA Get out the Vote campaign, you are also submitting your work for the I Vote Because gallery show here in Pittsburgh on November 3rd. 

Gallery Show the posters will be displayed in a free gallery show along with live letterpress printing demonstrations where visitors will have the chance to print their own voting poster. Stay tuned for additional details!

Poster submissions will open October 10th and remain open through October 30th

Share your voice 
Tell us below in a simple 144 character or less statement. Please make sure to keep your response nonpartisan. On our end, we’ll keep everything anonymous, your name will not be recorded or associated with your statement in anyway. 

When & Where
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
5740 Baum Blvd.
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206