Update Friday, October 23 (6:13): The nameless artist is from Houston, Texas, and identifies as “they/them/womxn”.
Although the message was originally coined by music mogul Diddy, the group We Vote or Die, initiated this message to mobilize and radicalize the votes of the youth and maximize voter turnout for the upcoming election in November.
The Instagram user @certifiedradical is standing loud and proud in her message about the election and painted the words “Vote or Die” on the Interstate 44 bridge in Houston, Texas. She claims she wanted to revitalize and launch what Diddy did in 2004. Since, the rapper Diddy reposted her work and stood with her.
The slogan was used to put young people at the front of the political movement because “after years of elder power, we now have the opportunity to lead change.”
Check out her artwork, powerful words and message behind the statement below.