Back when he was still somewhat culturally relevant, Sean “INSERT NONSENSICAL NICKNAME HERE ” Combs attempted to herd disenchanted youth into the election booth by spearheading the hyperbolic “Vote or Die” project.
A band of Florida-based activists known as Dream Defenders is sounding a similar alarm leading into the upcoming midterms. But its message is deadly serious.
Sale on bulletproof vests for kids! Pick yours up today! Visit http://t.co/mKHWBsh24z or call 1-800-462-2405 pic.twitter.com/0zmt1ASZgd — The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) October 14, 2014DD, which rose to prominence in the aftermath of the killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, is urging minorities to protect themselves from future gun violence via the provocative “Vote or Vest” campaign.
“No one wants to live in a world where bulletproof vests are the norm. Vote on November 4th (and earlier, in Florida and most states), and let’s together take a stand on laws, like Stand Your Ground, that create fear and insecurity in our communities,” Team DD says on its website.
The latest marketing blitz, which comes on the heels of the cop-led shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., this past summer, includes the powerful image of a priced-to-move, child-sized bulletproof vest — the most depressing must-have accessory of this, or any, election season.
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