Pomona College, California
 10, 2004


At 9 am on Sunday October 10, 19 students from the Claremont Colleges arranged their nude bodies on the Pomona College quad to spell the word VOTE. Our photo was distributed around the campuses along with information on registering to vote.

With this photo we wish to convey that our democratic rights, like our bodies, are powerful but vulnerable. Many people find nude demonstrations an extreme form of political action, but we believe that the current crisis of voter apathy warrants such methods. We are a student body that will not watch silently while our democracy crumbles. Too much hinges upon the upcoming presidential election for anyone to forfeit his or her right to vote. We demand that U.S. citizens weigh their choices carefully and take action.

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