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In the last two years, young women have discovered the power they can wield in society. They’ve marched in the streets. They’ve witnessed high school students take over the gun control debate. They’ve ended the careers of sex offenders with #metoo.

And more young women (and women of all ages) have chosen to run for office than in any other time in American history.  AND YET, according to a new survey from CBS News, only 30% millennial women said they will “definitely” vote in November

Downtown for Democracy has launched an ad campaign to engage young women in the political process and inspire them to use their voice for change.



D4D invites you to the Protest Factory at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, opening this Wednesday, Oct 31 and continuing through Monday Nov. 5th. Daily readings, discussions, and artists making Protest art the week before the midterm elections.

Featuring: Marilyn Minter, Richard Hell, Ryan McGinley, Cecily Brown, Nan Goldin, Michael Cunningham, Wolfy Part II, Katherine Bernhardt & many more.

New exclusive t-shirts by Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger and Richard Hell available ONLY at the event.

Join us and get ready to vote 11.06.18.


New editions available by Paul Chan, Rashid Johnson, and Richard Prince.  All proceeds raised will support Downtown for Democracy’s grassroots voter education and registration efforts in key swing districts in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. 

Downtown for Democracy announces Gun Control Grades, a website which rates candidates based on their positions on gun safety issues. See ratings and fill out your voting card here:

Original Artworks by Katherine Bernhardt


Untitled, 2018
24" x 18”
Acrylic on paper
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The first work in this series was a hand-painted cardboard sign featuring toilet paper and a poop emoji which, like so many others, was produced for the Women's March in NYC in January 2017. The sign expresses Bernhardt's antipathy for the sitting president and wish for a better future.  Protest signs have played a pivotal role in activism and online media in the aftermath of the recent election. Bernhardt's artwork commemorates this moment and the impressive creative force behind it.

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