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Hear Me Out: A Youth Driven Guide to Voting in Ohio

This artwork by Youth Apprentice Miles Brueggemeyer (left) was developed in tribute to this original suffrage artwork (right) created by Cincinnati artist, Cornelia Cassady-Davis, in 1915 (image courtesy of the Ohio History Connection).
This artwork by Youth Apprentice Miles Brueggemeyer (left) was developed in tribute to this original suffrage artwork (right) created by Cincinnati artist, Cornelia Cassady-Davis, in 1915 (image courtesy of the Ohio History Connection).

 

When we vote we represent our values. When we vote, we represent our future. When we vote, we exercise our power, the people’s power. We are the people.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. 19th Amendment, and all forms of equal suffrage, Hear Me Out is a call to action by the young artists of ArtWorks.

Hear Me Out is a guide for young people, ages 16-27, in Ohio. Our hope is this guide empowers young people to get involved in the future of our country and our community.

As part of this work, ArtWorks has joined the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative, an informal, nonpartisan collaborative of local organizations who believe in amplifying safe voter engagement and advocacy efforts as well as sharing comprehensive voter resources throughout Greater Cincinnati.

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Meet the Team

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Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist & Leader

What Youth Apprentices Are Saying

The ArtWorks Hear Me Out Youth Apprentice team are working together to educate and empower youth voters through creative outreach. We want young people to live in a community they have faith in, because our city comes alive when everyone gets a chance.

Youth Apprentice Statements:

“My name is Ruby, and I am going to raise voter awareness, to create a better future for my friends, family, and peers, because everyone deserves to feel safe and heard in their community.”

“My name is Makiyah, I’m a Youth Apprentice for ArtWorks, informing everyday people about their right to vote, so that they can cast their vote with as much knowledge as possible. I hope to educate more young people about voting and its process.”

“My name is Gray and I’m a Youth Apprentice for ArtWorks. I hope to find creative, and engaging ways to educate and empower young voters. I believe young people have to take hold of their futures and create a government that reflects their experiences. I want young people to live in a world they have faith in.”

“My name is Tamia, and I am creatively working towards aiding and encouraging everyone, especially young voters, to get out and vote. I believe everyone should have all the necessary tools and information to do so. This will help them avoid obstacles that discourage voting especially within younger adults.”

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Hear Me Out is a project of ArtWorks with a special thanks to Reverb Art + Design. Thank you to our Project Funders: Arts Midwest, Ohio Arts Council ArtsNEXT, Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell and the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation. Thank you to our ongoing sponsors: ArtsWave, City of Cincinnati, City of Cincinnati's Youth to Work Program and Ohio Arts Council.

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorksCincinnati.org

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