On November 6th 2018, the people of our great nation will once again be called to exercise their right to vote. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be contested. 39 state governorships and numerous other state and local elections will be contested, as well.
Terez is inspired by American ideals including freedom, independence, individuality, inclusivity and freedom of expression. We’re also a brand that empowers women to stand tall and fun. It’s incredible to think that just 98 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. We feel it is our duty as Americans and as women to exercise our freedoms, express ourselves, use our voices, and VOTE. NO EXCUSES!
Why Are We Encouraging You To Vote?
The Presidential election of 2016 had record low voting numbers. As theSkimm so perfectly put it -- Americans ghosted the polls. Estimates show that only 58 percent of eligible voters went to the polls during the 2016 election. Voter turnout dipped to one of its lowest point in two decades.
If you’re thinking that the midterm voting turnouts are even worse -- you’re right. Typically, only 40% of eligible voters use their voice and vote during the midterms. What’s even more shocking is that only about 20% of millennials showed up to the polls for the last two midterm elections. C’mon people!!!
Through our “No Excuses. Vote” campaign, we hope to get 100,000 people to the polls this November. theSkimm is here to help you get registered, get informed, and cast your ballot, while Terez is here to make you feel confident, beautiful and empowered doing it! Believe us: your vote matters.
It doesn’t matter who you vote for -- it just matters that you do.
Here’s what our founders had to say about this campaign:
“I have been inspired by theSkimm and what they have stood for since the moment they launched. Campaigns like this — for women, by women — are emotional for me and really hit home. Having a young daughter of my own, I will be proud to share with her that it's our honor and duty to get out and vote, and you can bet that I will be taking her with me to the polls come November! If you look closely at our No Excuses legging, you'll see mantras from the campaign, like "Voting is Tight", "Walk the Walk," and, of course, "No Excuses" repeating continuously, serving as a powerful background. The buttons and stickers overlaying these slogans are a homage to the signs, posters, and pins that women activists would wear at the turn of the twentieth century when they were campaigning for this indisputable right.” - Zara Terez Tisch, Co-founder of Terez
“When the opportunity came up to work with theSkimm on their No Excuses campaign, we could not have been more excited. One of the core pillars at Terez is female empowerment, and there are few things more emboldening and inspiring than exercising your voice -- whether that's among friends and family, on social media, or exercising our privilege to VOTE. When I put on our No Excuses leggings, I'm reminded of the women who came before us, who fought for us to be recognized as equals in our democratic system, and I am filled to the brim with pride! It is beyond exciting that Terez will be a tangible representation of theSkimm's campaign and you'll no doubt catch me voting in my No Excuses leggings come November 6th!” - Amanda Schabes, Co-founder of TerezYour vote matters. Make sure you’re registered here.