Wedgwood’s medallion cut through the rhetoric to the truth at the center of the abolitionist cause. It also provided an identifier. By displaying the logo one became publicly affiliated with the movement. As the movement grew, the ubiquity of the medallion provided a sense of inevitability. The culture shifted, and afterwards, William Wilberforce and his companions in the legislature successfully changed the nation’s laws.
Symbols still matter.
When I moved to Washington I noticed these small blue stickers with two yellow lines permeating the city. They were on cars, t-shirts, and lamp posts. It wasn’t long before I Googled “blue sticker yellow lines” and discovered it is the logo of the Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation's largest gay rights organizations.
As a signer of the Manhattan Declaration, you are part of a movement of 532,000 individuals whose faith in Jesus leads you to stand for life, marriage, and religious liberty. We are a massive movement! Yet, how often do you encounter fellow Christians who have never heard of us? Or have never "gotten around" to signing?
Frankly, we punch below our weight. It’s time for that to change.
We have a new look, including a logo that tells the story of the Manhattan Declaration.
Three stripes in a stylized “M” symbolize three core issues of life, marriage, and religious freedom and our diverse coalition of Catholics, Orthodox, and Evangelicals. The increasing size of stripes shows momentum – the building of a movement. Gradient orange invokes a flame, for truth, and the wildfire of enthusiasm for our cause.
My hope is that soon this symbol – and the movement it represents – will be immediately recognizable nationwide. For that to happen, I need your help.
I am pleased to offer a gift to our supporters. Give today and receive a Manhattan Declaration lapel pin to display as a symbol of your commitment.
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Your gift will go towards the everyday work of the Manhattan Declaration, including our efforts to amplify the reach of partner organizations, creating new and compelling messages to reach "persuadables," and participation in events around the country.
In the election season, you are being asked to give often. Thank you for considering the Manhattan Declaration. Be assured that we will be fully engaged through Election Day, and long after the election is over.