Independence Day is an opportunity to reflect, to remind ourselves to embrace humanity, and use our democracy for good. I created this May Day Flag art in 2010 as a reminder that the flag represents many different cultures, identities, and philosophies that are constantly being reshaped and defined by this country’s citizens. Democracy allows us to play a meaningful role in shaping the ethos and policies of the nation, and democracy must be maintained through action. Action is ESPECIALLY important when there are many politicians pushing to suppress voting rights. This holiday weekend I hope you all have a moment to think about that and what principles you’d like the nation to stand for!