This Monday, February 20, many Americans will have the day off for Presidents Day, a third Monday of February that is celebrated as a federal holiday in honor of George Washington's birthday. And this years, a good number of those Americans will be spending the day hitting the streets for the "Not My President's Day" protests organizing in cities across the nation. Undoubtedly, as the preparation gears up, people will be looking for creative sign ideas for "Not My President's Day" — and if you are, you've come to the right place.
The event will be a peaceful protest against the presidency of Donald Trump. According to the New York Facebook page for the event, "Donald Trump stands against the progress we have worked hard to enact. He does not represent our interests. He was voted in by a minority of the American public but governs as if there's no resistance. But there is — and on February 20th, we will honor previous presidents by exercising our constitutional right to assemble and peacefully protest everything Donald Trump stands for."
While the general mission of the protest is united under its protest against Trump, many protesters are motivated to be there because of the issues nearest to their hearts — be it Trump's immigration policies, his ties with Russia, his stances on women's rights, his controversial cabinet picks, or any number of things that Americans are concerned about during his presidency. No matter what you're there to protest, here are a few creative sign ideas to get the ball rolling.
The Catch-All Sign
Start buying your protest sign making materials in bulk guys, we’ve gotta keep this up for 4 more years pic.twitter.com/G3Ghq1fRAV— Jonathan Riley (@JonRiley7) February 16, 2017
It's all fun and games until you're drowning in construction paper and your paint budget is higher than your college loans, y'all. Invest. We've got four years ahead of us.
This Sick Burn
Good news for anyone who didn't plan ahead: you don't have to!
Mean Girls All The Way
Also acceptable: "Get in, loser. We're going protesting."
TBH this comparison is an insult to Mall Cop, and I've never even seen it.
Take one of the more common slogans and make it your own by highlighting a cause that's important to you, like this one did for LGBTQ rights.
Meme It Up
The "this is fine" dog is America's patronus.
Just A Reminder
Sign game STRONG at the Lexington protest today. pic.twitter.com/VfNqtxIvUa— Kathy, Nevertheless (@bluelightsix) February 5, 2017
As many are saying, "Protest is the new brunch."
If you're concerned by Trump's attempts to control media releases from environmental branches of the government, surprise! You're not alone.
Sassiest sign at the Battery Park protest award goes to ... pic.twitter.com/27klcFKMqv— emma lord (@dilemmalord) January 29, 2017
Arabic Protest Signs
These read, "Deport Trump," "No Ban No Wall No Registry," and "Every Human Is Legal."
A tongue-in-cheek reminder that America would be nothing without immigrants (and that there's hummus somewhere in your fridge right now you should dip some chips in).
In times of trouble, the nerds will never back away from a fight.
Pretty much any line from Hamilton can be tooled for a protest sign, so have at it, Broadway babes.
When You're Just Done
Still the best protest sign of all time pic.twitter.com/msHElDem08— David (@TekkaBooSon) February 7, 2017
FOR REAL, though?
No matter what kind of sign you bring to the protests this Monday, remember to bring a fully charged cell phone, a buddy, and — of course — always pack a snack.