The Democratic Cup was conceived of as a slow activism project that used handmade cups to encourage people to become active and engaged citizens in our democracy. The intent was to foster person-to-person civil conversations about social and political issues. As a country, we need conversations and connections to reinforce the dignity and inclusivity of all Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and culture. The Democratic Cup created these cups to act as agents of social change by generating positive political discourse. The Democratic Cup was designed as a collaborative effort by 50 passionate artists across the country. Icons, heroes, and conversation-starters like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, bell hooks, Sojourner Truth, and Bernie Sanders adorn each cup.