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Three easy and effective ways to make your car “speak out” for you

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COVID-19 has changed a lot of things including the way people protest. Among various forms of protest, the car caravan has risen to be a popular and safe choice these days. With the mission to defeat Prop 16 and defend Prop 209, Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) has led several grassroots campaigns across the California, such as the car caravan protest in Cupertino on July 3, Fremont on July 11, and Pleasanton on July 18. If you are concerned about preferential treatment by government in public education, public employment, and public contracting, you should definitely check out CFER’s website for more details about Prop 16 and Prop 209, and join our upcoming car caravan protests. And here are some tips about how to make your car “speak out” during a car caravan!

Example of using provided signs



Example of handmade signs



How to add a flag to your car:


Remember to follow U.S. flag etiquette – “A single flag should fly from the right (passenger) side of the vehicle. If two flags are displayed, it’s okay to put one on each side, but they should be mounted at the same height and be hung in the same way.

The flag should be displayed with the stars in the upper left-hand corner, with an important exception. A flag displayed on the passenger side of a vehicle should show the stars at the upper right-hand corner.”

Here is a complete guide with suggestions on how to fly the flag


Write on your car with liquid chalk markers

Liquid chalk markers can be easily purchased online or in store, and their colors are so vivid when writing on car windows. Very easy to wipe off too.

Spell your words with painter tape

Painter tape won’t damage your car body and is also easy to peel off.


Make eye-catching posters or signs

Protests can be artistic. All you need is a creative mind to make it happen.

Some of our slogans:
       Defend the California Constitution – No on Prop 16
       Reform K-12 – No Prop 16
       Don’t Legalize Racial Discrimination, Say No to Prop 16
       Don’t Divide Californians by Race – No on Prop 16
       Don’t Judge Me by My Skin Color – No on Prop 16
       No Government Preferred Skin Color – a big NO to Prop 16
       Keep Discrimination Illegal – No on Prop 16
       Fairness, Equality, Justice 4 All – Say NO to Prop 16
       Vote NO on Prop 16
       Prop 16 = Racism
Make sure you choose the right colors so the words will stand out and are easy to read from far away.
Try add a #hashtag so people know this is trending on social media
#noProp16     #DefendProp209
You can never do wrong by highlighting your car with some patriotic decorations.



One more way – print them out on paper!

Examples here:

Download a PDF of these signs to print!

Stick them to your car with Gaffer tape or Gorilla tape (don’t use clear packing tape)

More multi-page signs for 8.5×11″ paper: No On Prop 16 or Stop racism poster 

More ideas and materials: