A national passion for the Statue of Liberty has been ignited as seen here in our collection of protest actions and political cartoons. Lady Liberty sightings are rapidly increasing ever since our president revealed he believes he “can do anything, grab them by the pussy, anything,” and then illegally attempted to ban immigration.
When we published our book The Secret Life of Lady Liberty we thought the election of our first female president would ignite a new national passion for the Statue of Liberty as America’s Mom. How wrong we were! Our goddess Lady Liberty has a timeline and a purpose of her own and she is rising up, NOW! Join us!
“Land of Liberty,” June 2017, by Sousa & MachadoA message for world leaders at the May 2017 G7 summit. Organized by GreenpeaceKurt Woerpel, Bloomberg Magazine, May 2017MomsRising.org Mother’s Day Statue of Liberty Action, May 12, 2017Moms and Kids Rising, May 12, 2017@MomsRising Distributed Statues of Liberty to Congress, May 12, 2017Mom Power, Mother’s Day, 2017, https://www.facebook.com/MomsRising.org/MomsRising, United We Dream, and other organizations deliver thousands of Statue of Liberty figures to the Trump administration and every member of the Senate.Cartoon by Malcolm Draper, former assistant animator on the Popeye cartoon series, and lead animator for the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.We Make America, a group formed after the election, has been crafting art inspired by the Statue of Liberty for the January marches in Washington and New York.We Make America, visual creations for protestsWe Make America, making protest material great againProtest against Trump’s first 100 days in power sees 100 activists dressed as the Statue of Liberty outside the US Embassy in London, April 27, 2017London’s Protest on 100th Day in Office, April 27, 2017Amnesty International sponsored this protest outside the US Embassy in London, April 27, 2017A moment of Silence with 100 Ladies Liberty in Protest of the 100th Day in OfficeNew York Review of Books, March 2017: “When the Rich Get Richer”Adam Zygus. November 24, 2015Darrin Bell, October 11, 2016Hajo de Reijger, April 1, 2016Lady Liberty Protesting in Sydney, Australia, March 9, 2017Lady Liberty Protesting in South Brisbane, Australia, March 9, 2017Lady Liberty Protesting in Melbourne, Australia, March 9, 2017Patrick Chappatte, October 11, 2016“Please Don’t Go”@Rob_SheridanDer Spiegel Cover, Feb 2017 by Edel RodriguezNew Yorker Cover, Feb 2017 by John W. TomacNew York Daily News cover, January 28, 2017At the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017Sage Ross, Creative Commons.Joel Pett, September 11, 2015MAD Magazine, December 8, 2015New York Daily News, December 9, 2015Michael Ramirez March 14, 2016 @RamireztoonsMike Luckovich “Miss Liberty” May 12, 2016David Rowe, October 10, 2016David Rowe, November 9, 2016Victor Juhasz, October 14, 2016Joel Pett, October 11, 2016Protesters in New Orleans carried a coffin in a Jazz Funeral for the Statue of Liberty in protest against Trump’s inauguration, January 20, 2017At the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017Women’s March in London, January 21, 2017Glasgow protestor, January 30, 2017, during one of the many protests against Donald Trump’s immigration ban across several major UK citiesJD Crowe, email@example.com, January 31, 2017Joel Pett, March 1, 2017Dusseldorf, Germany Parade Float on Rose Monday, February 27, 2017@AltStatLiberty Protestors hang banner from the Statue of Liberty February 21, 2017 (no easy feat!)@AltStatLiberty Protestors hang “Refugees Welcome” banner from the Statue of Liberty February 21, 2017Sousa and Machado’s “I Got This” in response to the first attempted travel ban blocked in the courts, February 4, 2017, http://www.sousamachadoarts.comChildren Stand With Liberty, Rally in Battery Park, NY, February 3, 2017Cynthia Sousa Machado (theamat) and Sam Machado (samscenarist), “Cave Trump”Jamie @quiversarrowFaces of Liberty and Justice, an interactive, empowering, portable work of art currently residing at the Unitarian Church of Colorado SpringsI’m With Her Statue of Liberty protest signI’m With Her Statue of Liberty, Supporting Muslims in the Face of the Travel BansLiberty vs. Trump in protest signsClever Protest Signs using Lady Liberty to stand for us allThe People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street. Photo taken in 2016“Keep America Great”, Bob Ziller, Wilkins, PA. Stolen in the night by two unidentified men.Homemade Lady Liberty costume emblazoned with protest slogans. Photo taken in 2016“Liberty for the Homeless” mural, Michael McNeilly, Los Angeles. Photo taken in 2016