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 from the cups will be donated to progressive nonprofit organizations once we make a profit. When you buy a cup, we'll ask you to vote on what issues you care most about.
Use Your Own Cups
Join our team and the conversation by applying one of our decals to your own work.
Give Us Feedback
Your ideas are deeply important to us. As we decide how to improve and make our project stronger, we're asking for feedback for new ideas. Give us your feedback!
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.