Our 12 Favorite Signs from Democracy Awakening

April 17, 2016

Today we were at Democracy Awakening, marching and rallying with thousands of people for a fair and inclusive democracy. We’re a little sunburnt, but it was a great day with partners from hundreds of diverse organizations.

Oh, The Sights You'll See

By now, we’ve been to more than a few of these mass rallies. And we always expect to see a few things: somebody on stilts, a drummer who won’t quit, a bearded prophet, a few fierce grannies, lots of ponytails, and the guy who got dragged there by his friends (but finds himself chanting along by the end). We saw it all today.

Oh, And Signs

We saw so many awesome signs. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the 12 best signs we saw out on the streets today.

The biggest issue facing our democracy is getting money out and people in. Simple, right? She totally gets it.

giant dollar bill saying Money Out Voters In

It’s so simple that this dog gets it, too.

Crowd with someone holding a sign that says Claim your Democracy

This guy knows that many politicians care more about their big-money donors than their voters…

Crowd with someone holding a sign that says Voters not Donors

…and that:

someone holding sign that says The Only Minority Destroying America is The Rich

…but some folks know:

someone holding sign that says Democracy is not for sale

…and they’re really passionate about it.

sign that says "There is something beautiful about being on fire for justice - Dr Cornel West

Because for many of us:

someone holding sign that says Money isn't the only Green we care about

…and it’s so important that we care deeply and act boldly.

two people holding signs that say Complacency Kills - coulda, shoulda, didn't and  Your greed is destroying our planet

The good news? Lots of people do, from every age…

two people holding signs that says Raging Grannies


someone holding sign that says Black girls want $$ out of politics

…and income.

someone holding sign that says I can't afford a politician so I bought this sign

So friends, wake up to the injustice. Whether we march, drum, walk on stilts, organize, write letters to the editor, or just talk with our families and friends, together we can make a difference.

As Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

sign that says Stay Woke