The Violet Protest is a public effort to send bundles of hand-made
textile squares to each and every member of Congress
in support of these core American values:
• Respect for the other • Citizenship • Compromise
• Country over party and corporate influence
• Courage • Candor • Compassion • Creativity
Whether we weave, knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. This collection of textile squares was first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, and were sent to the 117th Congress
in November of 2021.
We are focused on the values we hold dear as Americans, rather
than any political beliefs. The color violet symbolizes the literal combination of red and blue, long held as symbols of our nation's differing ideologies. Our common goal has been to send a physical message of friendly protest to demonstrate that if we as citizens are willing to come together, so then must our elected officials.
Click here to learn more
about how the extraordinary community
of Violet Protesters came together
through the unpredented events of 2020 and beyond.