The #100DaysofDemocracy project is a movement dedicated to making information about civic participation and responsibility more accessible and inclusive so our government can work better for everyone. We're doing that by challenging design and design-adjacent professionals to create 100 days of art illuminating the hows and whys of participating in our Local government, State government, National government and Voting. The 100 days is broken down into 4 quarters; in each, we'll share 25 prompts, challenging each participant to find and design the answers based on where they live. These submissions will be gathered, organized and uploaded to a repository for citizens, educators, community leaders to access openly and use to advance the overarching goal.
project goals + tactics
This project has 3 big goals:
- Create an open-source repository of visual resources for use by civic organizers, activists, educators, community leaders and everyday citizens
- Simplify the complexities of voting and participating in local, state and national issues to break down the barriers to participation
- Get people stoked about becoming more responsible citizens
This project plans to achieve the above by:
- Activating our network of creatives whose influence might attract more interest and participation in the project and its overarching goals
- Breaking the 100 day challenge into 4 quarters: Local, State, National levels of government and Voting; Participants can tackle the full 100 or focus on just one quarter
- Engaging designers across the country to participate (and collaborate) so we can get more coverage and build a more robust library of information
- Creating online communities to encourage and mentor each other during the entirety of the challenge and after
- Using Peer Pressure + FOMO
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.