Visit http://www.gerrymanderjewelry.com to get one of our six pre-made districts in exchange for a donation to OMG WTF. You can also request your own and we’ll send you a quote. And also visit https://www.omgwtf.vote to make sure you’re registered to vote.
ABOUT: Forget circles, squares, or rectangles — the modern district approaches a hectagon (a shape with 100 sides). With our one-of-a-kind pieces, we outline every border your state legislators or commissioners drew and your governor approved. Straight lines? They’re so 2011.
OUR STORY: Gerrymandering began 200 years ago — but in 2011, it was born anew. With sophisticated technology, Republican state legislators, commissioners, and governors redrew Congressional maps across the country. On one hand, they minimized Democratic votes — particularly those from Americans of color — by ‘packing’ those voters into one district (so their votes wouldn’t impact other districts) or by ‘cracking’ them so their votes were spread across many districts. But on the other hand, they inspired some incredible jewelry.
TX-35 runs 100 miles from Austin to San Antonio. MI-14 connects Pontiac to Detroit with a big zig-zag. FL-4 carves out the city of Jacksonville. LA-6 tip-toes around African-American neighborhoods in Baton Rouge. OH-1 adds on the Republican-heavy Warren County. And NC-6 splits the largest historically black public college into two separate districts — so if you move across campus, you have to re-register to vote. And that’s just our first offering!
If you want your own district, you can custom order it on our Contact page (we’ll send you a quote). And don’t forget to watch and share our commercial for gerrymander, and please tell your friends about us. Because in 2021, new lines will be drawn for 2022-2030. So if you’d like to turn these pendants into relics, vote for governors who can veto Congressional lines so they no longer resemble our jewelry. Thanks for reading, thanks for voting, and thanks for wearing Gerrymander™.
“Gerrymander Jewelry Ad” Director: The Dads (Parker Seaman and Evan Scott) Writer: Ben Sheehan Jewelry Concept by: Arielle Yuspeh Producer: Rob Hatch-Miller Editor: Chris Poole Cinematographer: Sten Olson Production Designer: Sage Griffin Jewelry Designer: Romy Devack and Sincerely Jewelry Gaffer: Nasser Akkari Key Grip: Alexander Barrett Asst. Camera: Austin Millinder Hair & Makeup: Nayari Navaz Production Assistant: Frankie Paulino Voter: Shukri Abdi Politician: Harrison Kiernan
Special Thanks: Brent Butler, Mickey Meyer, Brett Kusher at Jash; Athan Stephanopoulos, Suzanne Kolb, Jeffrey Wisenborough at Group Nine Media
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