The Official Unofficial Motorcycle Voting Station, a collaboration with Aram Han Sifuentes, has launched! Keep your eye out for a motorcycle voting station, popping up at a Southern California public space near you through Election Day, November 3, 2020.
WHAT IS MOTO VOTO?
Launched during a pivotal election year where the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inadequate infrastructure of the U.S. sociopolitical system, MOTO VOTO harnesses the power of motorcycle culture to create a roadmap for social change. Basically we ride bikes and do good.
HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON A MOTORCYCLE?
Here are some ideas, or create your own!
- Take people to and from the polls on Election Day.
- Distribute informational flyers about community events.
- Deliver groceries and supplies to a neighbor.
- Deliver food and water to a protest.
- Take people to and from a protest.
- Organize informational rides about the history of your neighborhood/city.
- Organize a fundraising ride, clinic, or event for your local bail fund.
- Organize informative clinics and events where people can learn about motorcycle maintenance and voting.
MOTO VOTO actively positions ourselves against all forms of discrimination such as classism, sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism.
HOW DO I JOIN THE MOTO VOTO CREW?
WHAT ARE THE PERKS OF GETTING INVOLVED?
Swag. Sweet swag. You will receive a patch and a sticker to proudly display your MOTO VOTO membership. You will also be part of a community of badass, like-minded motorcyclists.
MOTO VOTO is in its early stages, but we would love to build out a cooperative model in which members get perks like reimbursements for motorcycle parts and maintenance. If you are business savvy and know how to make this happen, please reach out!
VOTING IS A SCAM AND I DON’T LIKE OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM!
I don’t disagree with you, but not a lot of social change words rhyme with MOTO. MOTO VOTO encourages year-round action that goes beyond the limitations of our voting system.
CAN SCOOTERS BE PART OF MOTO VOTO?
Yes, but you know that’s not a real motorcycle, right?
MOTO VOTO CREW
C-Monster, Los Angeles, CA (Tongva land), FOUNDER
C-Monster caught the motorcycle bug after renting a scooter for 40 RMB and riding with only ten minutes of instruction and no helmet through the majestic mountains of Guilin, China. She is an artist and community organizer by day and utopian dreamer by night. She rides a 2016 Yamaha SR400 named Carmilla.