new yorkers on why they're voting today

Polling centres are as ubiquitous as babies in "The Future is Female" onesies on Instagram. So take a cue from these young creatives and go vote today!

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08 November 2016, 3:15pm

"I can't vote but if I could I'd vote to avoid Brexit round two. That happened partly because young people were too apathetic and didn't realise the power of their political voice. Every vote counts."

Honey Dijon, DJ

"I'm voting today because this is one of the most important elections I will experience in my lifetime. We cannot allow our country to be run as a reality TV show and undo all of the social advancements that have been made for women and people of colour that one of the candidates would like to destroy. We have come too far to let such archaic ideals take root again. I hope our country does the intelligent thing and elects a person who has experience, even though there are flaws, and not destroy the choice for women to own their own bodies, for queer, gay and non-binary people access to their human and equal rights, and choose not to support and champion racism and antiquated patriarchal values and ideals."

JD Samson, musician

"I'm voting today because it is my responsibility as an activist to enthusiastically participate in all forums that engage in democratic political change."

Michael Bailey Gates, photographer

"I'm voting today because it matters."

Aurora James, creative director

"I can't vote today because I'm Canadian. So I really really need you to. I'm asking on behalf of me and also my ovaries."

Lucas Goodman, musician

"I am voting today because it is my right and responsibility to take part in helping direct of our country."

Ian Bradley, art director

"I'm voting today because I love a narrative with a strong female lead. I'm with her!"

Cassie Goodman

"I'm voting today because I really don't want a xenophobic, racist, misogynist half wit running and representing America."

Chloe Wise, artist

"I actually voted last week! Because I'm ready to elect the first female president!"

Gabe Rodriguez 

"I'm voting today because the future of the world as we know it is hanging precariously over the abyss."

Ian Darin 

"I'm voting today because I think it is important to practice civic responsibility."

Olivia Bee, photographer

"I'm voting today because I deeply care about our freedom as Americans. I want to continue to love my country." -

Ondine Vinao, artist

"I'm voting today because it's my civic duty and moral responsibility."

Susannah Liguori, model

"I am voting today for the future."

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Credits


Photography Eric Chakeen

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