Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever

We Need Conversations

We Need Conversations

To Find Understanding

To Find Understanding

And To Make Positive Change

And To Make Positive Change

What Can Happen Over a Cup of Coffee?

The Democratic Cup is slow activism and a resistance to all divisive rhetoric in our culture today. It aims to stimulate dialogue, energize individual voices, and raise money for progressive causes through the sale of handmade cups. The cups have been collaboratively made by ceramic artists and illustrators based in the US who want to counteract hateful speech, which goes against our progressive values. 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 find common ground and mobilize the best in people!
What Can Happen Over a Cup of Coffee?
"A cup is a vessel: small but effective. A continuous container of space with the potentiality for sustenance, pleasure, productivity...a wake up call with coffee and a comfort with tea for two. This project centers around small gestures with a big aim for an election that will have an enormous impact on our future. This project honors those who carry potential, who seek sustenance, who wish to live a life of pleasure and productivity. The act and the object is small but the consequences could not be greater." - Artist Lauren Gallaspy

Timeline of Support

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. Check out our new discounts for orders of more than five cups!
Have a Conversation
Help us create positive social change in the world by using these cups to understand more deeply and engage friends and strangers.
Share Your Story
We want to see and hear how you're using your Democratic Cup to have conversations. See some current posts here.
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