October 22 2018

#STANDARDVOTES: Not Voting Is Not Acceptable!

Here at The Standard, we’re not just hotels, we’re the thousands of people who stay, work and create with us. Together, our vote is our voice. Let's not stay silent on the things that matter.
“Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters,” said Abraham Lincoln about democracy and the importance of voting. 

We don't like our behinds blistered, but if you do, that is 100% your choice and just another reason why you should go vote; to protect your freedom to express yourself in whatever way you want! 

Everyone is familiar with the "I VOTED" stickers that are handed out at polling stations around the country. But in order to optimize voter turnout, we have joined forces with Pincause and created a limited edition t-shirt to raise awareness about the election before November 6. The t-shirts will not only be up for sale at our Pincause pop-up on October 23, they are also worn by The Standard staff (as seen in the images) around the country. The pop-up turns into a happy hour gathering at Narcbar from 4-7pm, featuring a specialty cocktail that will benefit the ACLU.

Tuesday, 10/23
Narcbar, The Standard, East Village
Pincause Pop-Up at narcbar terrace: 10am - 7PM.
T-shirts are $30 each with a portion of the proceeds benefiting ACLU.
Starting at 4PM, shop will move inside for a special happy hour party with shirts on sale and a specialty drink with a portion of those proceeds also benefiting ACLU.

RSVP here

Saturday, 11/3
Join us for a phone bank to make calls into one of three key states where the ACLU is fighting for key ballot initiatives on civil rights and civil liberties. All you need to bring is your cellphone, charger, headphones, and laptop or tablet. We'll show you how to do everything else! Help us call as many voters as possible about these ballot initiatives so that civil rights and civil liberties win on November 6th!

Volunteer here

As we said: the politically engaged staff at The Standard is taking voting very serious. We caught up with some of them to find out why participating in our democracy is so important to them.
"So many people have been jailed, beaten or killed so that I can have the privilege to vote and so I honor their sacrifice every time I cast my ballot." - Taryn Copeland
Taryn Copeland, Guest Experience Coordinator, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach shot by Chris Carter

Taryn Copeland, Guest Experience Coordinator, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach shot by Chris Carter

“I’m ready to hold leaders accountable for putting the safety of Americans first!” – Clifton Williams III
Clifton Williams III, Purchasing Assistant, The Standard, Hollywood shot by Martha Galvan

Clifton Williams III, Purchasing Assistant, The Standard, Hollywood shot by Martha Galvan

"The power to choose, the power to speak up, the power to vote." - Xhejn Pulaj
Xhejn Pulaj, Junior Sales Manager, The Standard, East Village shot by Piya Chitsamra

Xhejn Pulaj, Junior Sales Manager, The Standard, East Village shot by Piya Chitsamra

"Besides being our right, I see it as a privilege to contribute our individual voices to our democracy. When you think about how many people had to fight for this privilege, I also see it as my responsibility to cast my vote." - Darryl Gibson
Darryl Gibson, Director of Culture & Programming, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach shot by Chris Carter

Darryl Gibson, Director of Culture & Programming, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach shot by Chris Carter

“Too many women before me have fought long and hard for the right to Vote – it is of utmost importance to do these women justice and exercise my rights.” – Sara Sterling
Sara Sterling, Marketing Manager, The Standard, Hollywood shot by Martha Galvan 

Sara Sterling, Marketing Manager, The Standard, Hollywood shot by Martha Galvan 

"I have to vote. Everything I believe in is at stake. Women and LGBTQ rights, civil liberties, immigration, environment, health care, you get it! Go vote, our lives depends on it." - Lori Bell
Lori Bell, Astrologer and Acupuncturist, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach shot by Chris Carter

Lori Bell, Astrologer and Acupuncturist, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach shot by Chris Carter

Photographer
Martha Galvan
Photographer
Chris Carter
Photographer
Piya Chitsamran