What Can Happen Over a Cup of Coffee?
The Democratic Cup is a slow activism project that uses handmade cups to encourage people to become active and engaged citizens in democracy. We encourage person-to-person civil conversations about social and political issues. The cups have been collaboratively made by ceramic artists and illustrators based in the US who want to counteract the Trump administration’s assault on civil liberties and civil rights. As a country, we need conversations and connections to reinforce the dignity and inclusivity of all Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and culture. The Democratic Cup believes that these cups will act as agents of social change by generating positive political discourse. Join us in our effort to catalyze conversation and bring empathy back into politics!
Buy a Cup
All proceeds are used to fund future projects and maintain website and online store expenses.
Looking for Illustrators
Submit an illustration that addresses a recent SCOTUS decision or how justices are chosen (or not chosen). Whether it's "Remember Merrick Garland", Muslim travel ban, gerrymandering or LGBTQ rights cup, we want to see what you've got.
Talk and Share
Help us create positive social change in the world by using these cups for civic discourse. Engage friends and strangers over a cup of coffee. We want to see and hear how you're using your Democratic Cup to have conversations. See some current posts here.