We’re using a shirt to gather people for a world record attempt which will ignite the creation of a community that influences change Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on September 19, 2012.
About this project
Having been affected by America's broken system, several friends got together and started brainstorming on how we could influence the needed changes in our country. We came up with the idea to design a t-shirt that would be meaningful and functional at the same time. The shirts design incorporates the 'V' neck shape on V neck shirts to spell out words beginning with the letter V, such as the word VOTE. Our next step was to create a vision around the shirt.
Our vision involves having the VOTE shirt become a catalyst that brings together like-minded people such as you, by attempting to set a world record for the most people wearing the same shirt on the same day. The attempt will be made a day before the elections, on November 5, and our goal is to set the record with 500,000 people (The official shirt to be worn for the attempt will be decided by a community vote). The purpose of the attempt is to gather citizens from around the country who desire a better America, and organize these individuals into a special community that influences major positive changes in our country. The community will exist online and on the ground for people to develop plans focused on moving America forward. Our intent is to gather passionate individuals and leverage the collective power of the community to give your individual voice power and the ability to make a difference. You can finally experience what its like to make a contribution that really matters.
THE VOTE SHIRT
How is a T shirt going to initiate change? The shirt will ignite change because it will be the focal point of a world record attempt that draws media attention. That exposure will be leveraged to inform people about the community we're building and the platform we're offering to those who are part of the community. This isn't just about motivating people to vote in the elections. Our entire mission is focused purely on BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. Initiating change in this country is extremely difficult when someone is alone in their attempt. But when people band together toward one purpose in a passionate manner, mountains start to move! TEAMWORK MAKES DREAMS WORK. This is the first step in our plan to make a difference in America...it is to gather and connect people who really want to do something about the problems we have in our country but don't know where to turn. Those that no longer want to live in a system that benefits a small group of people instead of the WHOLE. Those that don't want to rely on our government anymore.
By wearing this shirt, you are sending a message that you desire to:
- Eradicate the self-serving, self-focused mentality
- Get rid of ego based governments, politicians, and corporations
- Take power away from those who are destructive to America
- Have a more balanced system that benefits ALL citizens of our country and not just a few
The VOTE shirt is a unifying piece bringing you together with like minds, creating power and influence through a collective organization.
It is also an effective tool for spreading the word because it attracts attention to its intriguing design, creating an opportunity to share our vision find people to join our community. This shirt IS change for America and MADE in America.
Citizens of this country are having their freedom slowly taken away, jobs aren't easy to come by, and America is the most obese country in the world. There are many problems and we must band together to be effective in making improvements. This vision is meant to benefit EVERYONE, no matter your race, gender, political affiliation, sexuality, etc.
This is why we need you Kickstarters!
CALL TO KICKSTARTER
Our target is to raise $150,000 but we’re setting our goal at $15,000 on Kickstarter. $15,000 helps us get started on developing a site and hire staff to promote our campaign and make the shirts available for everyone to join us in an attempt set a world record. Raising our target amount of $150,000 gives us an ability to spread the word even farther and faster and purchase shirts for those who cannot afford them. A lot of support is needed to accomplish the lofty goal we’ve created to set this record, but we have so much faith in the Kickstarter community!
The first 300 people who pre-order a shirt will be rewarded handsomely with a king size surprise given to us by a big name sponsor.
I asked one of the 'backers' of our campaign "why did you decide to pledge to our campaign?"
Her response got me all choked up because I felt bad that she feels "irrelevant, useless, and in despair." NO ONE should feel that way and this is why we're on a mission to make this campaign successful. I know there are millions of you out there who probably feel the same. And thats gonna change. We're doin this for those who feel like this lady who kindly supported us even though she feels so hopeless. (By the way, we did get her permission to share the message for those wondering)
Below are photos of the vote bracelet and dog tags included in several of our reward tiers.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
You receive a video thank you card and a deep appreciation for your support in helping us attempt this world record. You are helping change America! ... free shipping included :)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
You receive a custom made VOTE bracelet that shows your support. Wear it with pride and never take it off. Show everyone how much you love your country. Shipping included (Please add $10 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
You receive a custom made VOTE dog tag necklace that shows your support. Wear it when you go streaking through the gymnasium and into the quad. Every vote counts! Shipping included (Please add $10 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
You receive the official record setting VOTE t-shirt. Wear the unifying object that connects you with like-minded people, who also desire to influence positive change in America. You will be apart of setting a world record while looking irresistible to the opposite sex! Shipping included (Please add $10 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
You receive the official record setting VOTE t-shirt and your choice of either the custom made VOTE bracelet or the custom made VOTE dog tag necklace. High fashion never came so easy! Shipping included (Please add $10 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $45 or more
You receive the official record setting VOTE t-shirt and a second VOTE t-shirt with your color of choice. Your friends will be jealous...and we're sorry. Shipping included (Please add $10 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)
You receive 4 official record setting VOTE t-shirts to share with your friends and 1 more VOTE t-shirt with your color of choice. You also get to join us for several meetings via Skype to discuss how we're going to build our online community! Now you're reducing the amount friends that will be jealous...and we're still sorry. Shipping included (Please add $15 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
You receive 30 official record setting VOTE t-shirts to share with friends and a personalized thank you video message for your support. We may even do the video message with nothing else on but our VOTE t-shirts.Shipping included (Please add $20 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,500 or more
You receive 100 official record setting VOTE t-shirts to share with friends, a personalized thank you video message for your support and a Skype call from Jay and Mike (Neither of us have Skype, but we will download it once this reward is purchased ;) ) Shipping included (Please add $40 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
You receive 350 official record setting VOTE t-shirts to share with friends, a personalized thank you video message for your support, a credit as a executive producer of this campaign, and spend the day working alongside us, as we attempt to set a world record, which includes a video documentary of your visit. We'll also 'shout out' your name during our TV news interviews and other media coverage. Shipping included for the shirts (Please add $50 for international shipping.) Travel expenses not included... though in our hearts we wish we couldEstimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
You receive 750 official record setting VOTE t-shirts to share with friends, everything from the $5000 reward, and an invitation to our yacht party to celebrate breaking the world record! We'll also have you join us for a news TV interview as the main supporters of our campaign or via Skype if you can't join us! Shipping included for the shirts (Please add $50 for inter national shipping.) Travel expenses not included...Must be over 21 and NOT a serial killerEstimated delivery:
- (21 days)