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Every day, a new issue. Every day, a new choice: either stay paralyzed with fear and anxiety or do something.
So you want to take action?
Here’s how to get involved by strategically—and responsibly—taking your activism to the next level.
Level 1: Newb
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First, focus. What issues are important to you? When you’ve found the cause that lights the fire in your gut, get ready. Educate yourself. Research the issue from all sides. Identify your friends and foes.
Then put on your battle garb. Whether it’s a button, a t-shirt, or a hat, make a statement with your body. Once you’ve geared up, you’re ready to level up.
Level 2: Multiball
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You’ve got your passion and your pins. Now it’s time to bring out the designer in you.
Say you’re going to a march. Grab some poster board and paint and get creative. Be yourself, but consider opportunities to multiply your efforts. Your sign could show up on Twitter, Instagram, or even on national news—so make your message legible, make it unique, and make it count.
Extending your reach means you’re ready to level up again.
The Quest Continues
Now you know how to go from passive to active in three levels. But the fight is never over. This is not a game. It’s your world—you’ve got to stay involved. As marketing professionals, designers, and decent humans, we need to use our powers for good.
We invite you to keep walking the talk. If you’re a marketing agency looking to get involved, join your fellow next-level activists at visibleresistance.org.
For more inspirational words, Mike Montiero speaks all over the world about how to fight fascism with design.
This world belongs to the many, not the few. Activism is our responsibility. See you out there!