Speak Out

submission by JessieHerzfeld
Speak Out

Describe your work and why you think it could inspire people to act on this issue.

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My drawing is a simple visual metaphor of the issue of money in politics. The thumb over Benjamin Franklin's mouth symbolizes the silencing effect of money on democracy. The slogan "Speak Out" tells people that we can solve the problem together and the first step is just to make our voices heard.

What do you think is the biggest issue of money in politics today?

The influence of money on our political system forces the exclusion of 3rd party candidates who are able to represent the interests of ordinary people rather than corporations and rich donors. It is especially important to hear from 3rd party candidates today because the two corporate funded parties are not addressing climate change, and won't prioritize the environment because it would financially hurt the companies they like to subsidize.

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To see my drawing at a higher resolution please go here https://picasaweb.google.com/105607851217990029845/SpeakOut?feat=email#5802214715268047570

by JessieHerzfeld
almost 2 years ago | Reply
by JessieHerzfeld
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is the clearest, easy to understand image. Even without the words, in communicats the message instantly. The words are direct and motivate action. This could be used in so many circumstances to instantly communicate the issue.

by byhppnstnce
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This one is my fave!

by honest.buckeye
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I believe that the influence of money on our democratic system in the electoral process is an obscenity. The principles of democratic choice based upon intelligent and free consideration of the options directed at the best interests of our society should be the prevailing issue. Lila Held

by lila.held.5
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Love the symbolism and the opening of discussion on the politcal system's suppression of ideas outside of the two parties which "own" the electoral vote.

by carolscooking
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great work!!

by mikesdelites
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Good one!!

by freedomhouseart
almost 2 years ago | Reply

But I also like that there's more than one layer here - it's uncomplicated without sacrificing complexity. Case in point: the thumb over Ben Franklin's mouth.

by lorcalives
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I voted for "Speak Out" because it conveys an important message with uncomplicated eloquence while remaining refreshingly positive and proactive. Who says you have to go negative to be a winner? I suspect many others will feel inclined to vote for this design as well.

by lorcalives
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Spending more that 3 billion dollars between the two major presidential campaigns is a travesty. Your illustration is straightforward and says it all - vividly and effectively.

by Garson
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Another thing that I like about this image is its humanity. A human hand drawn by a human hand, not by a computer.

by skaysee
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks! I think some of my delicate lines pixilated a bit when I shrank the scan to upload it, but I'm pleased with the way my drawing turned out. Glad you guys like it!

by JessieHerzfeld
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I like the detail in the dollar and the hand! very well done! plus the slogan isn't as anti-gov't and it's more pro-action than the rest imo. good job!!

by joey.patrone
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I like your positive message. Nice, bright colors!

by skaysee
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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$3,000 for Jury Winner and $1,000 for Top Voted
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Submission Began
Friday, September 21

Submission Ended
Thursday, October 11
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Friday, October 12

Voting Ended
Monday, October 22
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, October 23

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