Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 general elections, NOW LOVErs gathered at the Superdome to project large scale messages asking viewers:
Believe in Justice + Equity?
Believe in Anti-Racism + Inclusion?
Believe in Honesty + Respect?
Believe in Integrity?
“The values of this network are who I am- and when I'm not, it's who I aspire to be. To have them projected throughout the city... gave me a greater sense of worth and belonging,” said Chita Manuel, NOW LOVE member. We hope that these projections will inspire others to vote their values.
“I am exhausted from the ‘Us’ versus ‘Them’ mentality of our current political dialogue,” said NOW, LOVE member Annie LaRock. “I appreciate our NOW LOVE focus on values, because we can connect with others around the ideals we have in common.”
In 2018, Petrice Sams-Abiodun reflected that the projections were an opportunity, “to engage others in our community in connecting to what really unites us, our values. Voting our values is important now more than ever given the current political, social and economic climate.”
Two years later, many of us feel more divided than ever -- so for NOW, LOVE members, these projections are a reminder to unite around our values. As member Susan Brower said, “NOW LOVE espouses the values that nourish a successful community. Our society can only survive on a foundation of honesty, respect, justice, and integrity.”