DEAR PORTLAND GEAR FAMILY,
It's time for us to take a stand and use our voice to make a change. Several months ago we designed, planned, and even printed our yearly 4th of July collection but with the current state of our country, do not feel right launching it. We need change to happen and believe part of that change happens when you vote at the local, state, and federal elections. This year we're using the week to encourage you as an American to exercise your right to vote.
We've decided not to launch our 4th of July line filled with Stars and Stripes but instead, from July 1st to July 7th (or until supplies last), all Portland Gear orders will come with two “Vote” stickers. One for you, and one to give to a friend, family member, or even a stranger to help spread the importance of exercising their right to vote. Only 58.1% of eligible voters in the U.S. voted in the last general election, meaning just over half of American citizen's voices were heard.
If you've yet to registered to vote, please visit the link below to sign up or update your registration now. if you are registered, please forward this link to 5 friends who could use the extra nudge. Over the coming months, we'll be sure to link additional resources in our blog and Instagram posts to make voting easier to understand as we lead up to the general elections.
Register. And Go Vote.