ROCK THE VOTE: Rebecca Minkoff has teamed with America Ferrera to promote women making their voices heard and voting in the upcoming presidential election.
They have created a T-shirt aimed at Millennials. A Los Angeles native, Ferrara, 32, is known for her leading roles in “Ugly Betty” and “Superstore.” She is also a producer and philanthropist.
The “Make America Ferrera Again” slogan was designed to inspire young voters to get involved and get educated about the 2016 election. The T-shirts, which sell for $48, are available starting today at rebeccaminkoff.com and Minkoff’s stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Sizes range from small to XL.
A portion of the proceeds from the T-shirt go to Rock the Vote, the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the U.S. driving the youth vote to the polls.
Ferrara has been outspoken in her support of Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign. At the Democratic National Convention in August, where she gave a speech with Lena Dunham, Ferrara said, “The truth is that this country was founded on the belief that what sets us apart — race, language, religion, sexual orientation — should not dissolve what binds us.
“As a child of Honduran immigrants, I am profoundly grateful for the access and opportunity that exists in this extraordinary nation. I was educated in public schools; my talents were nurtured through public arts programs and occasionally I needed a free meal to get through the school day. Not everyone looks at the millions of young people like me — children born into struggling families, children born to immigrant parents, children who are immigrants themselves — and sees an investment. But Hillary has spent the last 30 years proving what she sees in us. Not our color, gender, or economic status, but our capacity to grow into thriving adults able to contribute great things to this country,” Ferrara said. “Donald’s not making America great again, he’s making America hate again. The vast majority of us cannot afford to see his vision of America come to be.”
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