Tory Burch has released a limited-edition "Vote" t-shirt, available in all of her U.S. stores and online. It was created to encourage voter participation in the upcoming midterm elections, and all of the net proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to actor and activist Yara Shahidi's non-partisan political platform Eighteen x 18 and it's upcoming summit. Eighteen x 18 is a platform Shahidi created in order to engage youth to get politically active and vote.
“Voting is an issue I care passionately about. It is a pillar of our democracy and something we can never take for granted," says Burch. "We need to do what we can to ensure that everyone registers and makes it to the polls. I’m thrilled that our t-shirt will benefit Yara’s innovative efforts to bring younger voters into the conversation. It’s not about political affiliation, it’s about having a voice.”
Yara Shahidi also has a message about the collaboration: “I’m honored by Tory Burch’s support for Eighteen x 18 and our upcoming Summit. She understands the importance of engaging my generation in our political process and taking action. The t-shirt says it all: Vote!”