The Lady Liberty Collection™
Vote Lady Liberty!
A Woman’s Place!
Pass the Torch!
V is for VOTE!
Vote with Heart!
Wear Them! Start a Conversation! Share Them!
The “Lady Liberty Collection” – designed to inspire voter engagement and to support getting more women into political offices nationwide – is the first in a series of original, inspiring conversation & action-starters.
We sell only in multiples, so that you can wear them and share them with your friends, associates, fellow campaign volunteers, and activists of all kinds! All pricing includes shipping. Each 1.5″ pin is affixed to a business card for easy sharing. All orders are shipped USPS, unless other arrangements are made.
Get all 5! Each set comes in its own pouch.
Vote Lady Liberty!
The Statue of Liberty represents important core values of America worth fighting for - unity, strength, diversity, compassion, decency, truth, opportunity and inspiration to contribute to make the world a better place, and be a beacon/example for the world.
This design is affixed to a card that includes the Womxn’s March Denver logo.
A Women’s Place is in the House…and Senate!
Women work well together, seeking compromise and progress against important issues.
The US capitol dome represents the rule of law and our representative democracy.
National Park Service Description: The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. It stands today as a monument to the American people and their government.
Pass the Torch… (…to Women!)
The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty Enlightening the World."
V is for VOTE!
The enthusiastic V invites everyone to make their vote count! Because it DOES! Your vote matters!
Vote with Heart!
When leaders vote with empathy and compassion, they arrive at different decisions and,with better outcomes for all stakeholders. Women work well with others, seeking compromise and progress against important issues.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DESIGNS
We sought to ‘reinvent’ the traditional flag pin with something more interesting yet clearly patriotic, which also captured the spirit of the wonderful posters at rallies in communities throughout the world. We also sought to offer a set of designs that may be worn together, or each can stand alone..
Given another ‘Year of the Women’, I was especially drawn to the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty represents important core values of America worth fighting for – unity, strength, diversity, compassion, decency, truth, opportunity and inspiration to contribute to make the world a better place, and be a beacon and example for the world.
We are fighting for what lady liberty stands for – and the known truth that more women at the table will produce better outcomes for all, not just privileged few.
History shows that if we change the trajectory for women, the whole family, community and society benefit. From Muhammed Yunus’ microloan revolution to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation investments in women and children health, we see these positive incomes.
Working with a local female artist, Patricia Appelfeller we created images inspired by American democratic icons, as well as posters seen at women’s’ marches.
The designs are intentionally non-partisan, so they may be worn in any environment and not offend others. Plus, men can wear them, too! At a minimum, they are intended to spark a conversation about the importance of voting and that each vote does matter.
WEAR YOUR VOTING PRIDE!
They are collectible, attractive AND (easily and affordably) share-able.
I have direct experience using artist-designed pins during the 2008 Democratic National Convention to trigger relevant and timely conversations. Several talented artists created interpretations of donkeys in Denver as a way to highlight the growing local arts scene and its importance to this city. This sparked many conversations about the Denver arts scene, and its importance to building a vibrant city. This 13-button set was gathered by the Smithsonian as part of their political buttons collection. Several of the artists were pioneers from the emerging arts district RiNo, which is now recognized/reknown nationally for its art quality, arts leadership and its role to transform a neighborhood, as a state-certified creative district. I hope to offer more artist-created pins to follow.
I hope to drive even more conversation and action for voting with this collection.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”