“Still of video”, 2020 by Jenny Holzer 

“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.” ― Sharon Salzberg 

The fundamental right of voting has not always been freely available to all citizens of our country. While the United States Constitution was written in 1787, women could not vote until 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment. It was not until 1957 that Native Americans in all 50 states could vote. The Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting, was not passed until 1965. 

Voting gives a voice to every citizen. With National Voter Registration Day last Tuesday and the US presidential election coming up in November, we encourage everyone to exercise their hard-fought-for right to vote. Every voice is needed for meaningful change to happen. This week we share links to images and art that reflect on the history and future of voting, along with and resources to help you cast your vote.  

“League of Women Voters” 1970 via The LWV (League of Women Voters of California) 

VOTE, from the Journal archives 

Native Americans Registering to Vote, 1940s via HISTORY 

“A Fearless Indomitable Womanhood. A Fearless Indomitable Race.” – William Rooney 

“Let My People Vote”, 1965 by Dan Budnick / Contact Press Images 

“Vote for Freedom” via North Carolina Public Radio 

“Get a Piece of the Action” via National Geographic 

“Women! Use Your Vote” via BBC UK 

Freedom Summer, 1964 via BlackPast  

Come to Vote, Stay for the Art” via NYTimes 

Get Out The Vote via AIGA 

Get Involved + Do Your Part 

Register to vote, check your registration, and sign up for text reminders at I am a voter®. 

Also these temporary tattoos from I am a voter® x Tattly. 

Our friend Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves has put together a list of resources on how you can make your voting plan to cast your vote.  

Organizations like Vote Forward and MomsRising have letter and postcard writing campaigns to encourage voter turnout. Vote Forward’s ‘Big Send’ is October 17th.  

Fill out the 2020 census.  

Support the USPS with these 19th Amendment Women Vote stamps.  

In Remembrance 

 “I am one of countless people she directly encouraged and deeply inspired to use reason and argument in service of justice and humanity. Justice Ginsburg also showed that it is possible to build deep and meaningful friendships with people despite severe disagreements. At this time of deep social and political divisions, there is much to learn from her life and her commitments. Above all, she changed the lives of millions as a lawyer and as a jurist by dismantling barriers to employment, education, and roles in families and society based solely on gender — and showed how law can, with persistence and vision, be a tool to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” ― Martha Minow, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Member of the Faculty of Education 

We encourage you to vote in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s honor and do your part, as all of us at Alabama Chanin will, to “bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” 

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@ Alabama Chanin 

Look for a Sample Sale of one-of-a-kind collection samples starting tomorrow.

Explore The Liminal Collection, an assortment of our favorite evergreen styles that transition seamlessly from one season to the next.  

Read our take on the CFDA RUNWAY360 fashion platform which features our upcoming Collection. 

@ The School of Making  

We’ve announced two new virtual sewing workshops in 2020 and our in-person schedule for 2021. View all of our sewing workshops here and sign up for a unique learning experience with our School of Making team.  

@ The Factory  

Due to COVID-19, The Factory is open by appointment only. Guests are required to wear face masks throughout the duration of their appointments and we have masks available if needed. Until further notice, we will be checking temperatures for all guests, team members, and anyone entering The Factory. Should you have any questions about our safety procedures, please reach out during our store hours Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm.     

Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with our sales team.     

Catherine Counts  
+1.256.760.1090 x 114    

Carlisle Sandy  
+1.256.760.1090 x 105    

Contact us to learn more about local same-day delivery on select pieces, or with any other questions.    

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