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We the People

Sheryl Oring
Year Grant Awarded 2006

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The goal of Sheryl Oring’s “We The People” project is to bring the voices of the American people to the national stage. In her role as performance artist, Ms. Oring set up an office in various public places and invited people to dictate cards to the President stating their views on major issues. A photographer took portraits of each participant. The cards were distributed as yard signs prior to the presidential primaries in Iowa and served to remind politicians about the concerns of their constituents and to provoke voters to think about their priorities.