Making Voter Suppression Personal
The Yes Men and The Good Liars are teaming up to draw attention to voter suppression tactics ahead of the 2020 Election by doing a series of actions/stunts/pranks, and releasing videos and images of them in order to transform people from apathetic viewers into motivated voters.
Davram Stiefler is half of the comedy duo The Good Liars, who’ve been pranking political figures for years to bring attention to important issues through comedy in the real world.
Jason Selvig is the other half of The Good Liars. Since Occupy Wall Street in 2011 The Good Liars have been causing the good kind of trouble in an effort to bring attention to important social and political issues.
Andy Bichlbaum is a co-founder of the Yes Men, an ever-expanding, increasingly diverse group that partners with activist groups on creative tactics to further campaigns, and occasionally do things independently, too.
Molly Gore is a member of the Yes Men, a longtime culture-jamming activism group that works to amplify campaigns and support movements through mischief-making responses to the changing political climate. She is a former food journalist and creative producer.
Creative Producers: Andy Bichlbaum, Molly Gore
Creative Producers/On Camera Performers: Davram Stiefler, Jason Selvig
Count all the fucking votes. #UnstoppableVoters
Originally tweeted by The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) on November 3, 2020.
Unstoppable Voter Projects Throughout the Country Will Bring Art and Entertainment to Voters and Polling Places; Artists Hope to Inspire Others in Their Own Communities
In this contentious election season, many people are wondering how we can move past division and tension to celebrate democracy and our freedom to vote. Artists, in the business of storytelling and culture-making, are working around the country to turn the focus to honoring and encouraging participation in our democratic process. With this in mind, the Center for Artistic Activism created the Unstoppable Voter Project. We funded 11 of the most ambitious, innovative collaborations between artists and civic organizations seeking to increase voter engagement after receiving more than 100 applications. Artistic events will take place nationwide, with a focus on states where voters are facing barriers to the polls.
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