Chances are if you live in the U.S. and have a Facebook account, you've probably noticed a new trend of late.
Because U.S. citizens legally have the right to assemble and the right to free speech (thanks to all of the hard work and sacrifices made by generations of activists and general badasses before us), many people have been taking to the streets to protest against the new administration and the policies that they are pushing.
If you've ever protested before, you know that milling around at a designated place with a sign can actually be pretty hard work; sometimes the weather is freezing, sometimes your feet start to hurt, and sometimes you have to stand and march for a long time without any nourishment to keep you going.
Perhaps that's why Pizza to the Polls exists -- it's a freaking amazing group that takes no official political stance. All the organization wanted to do originally was send people who were lined up at the polls for the 2016 presidential election a nice warm slice of pizza to keep them happy while they waited to vote.
Of course, ever since protests have erupted all over the country, Pizza to the Polls, like any good company, adapted to the changing climate. When thousands of people gathered at New York's Kennedy Airport to protest the president's new and controversial immigration ban, the company arranged to have 10 pizzas shipped over to the protestors from a local NYC pizzeria.
"I definitely think pizza is a vital part of protesting. People are putting their bodies into uncomfortable spaces for long periods of time to assert their vision for this country," Scott Duncombe, who founded Pizza to the Polls with his wife Katie Harlow and friend Noah Manger, told Munchies. "It’s very like the terrible process we put some people through to cast their vote -- forcing them to sacrifice their time, energy, and well being to bring about change."
We think this is SUCH a cool and delicious idea; if you agree, make sure to donate to the Pizza to the Polls website here.