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Entry from November 11, 2022
“Our dreams don’t fit in ballot boxes”

"Our dreams cannot/don’t/won’t fit in (their/your) ballot boxes” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas” (Spanish for “Our dreams do not fit in their urns") or “Nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas” (Spanish for “Our dreams do not fit in your urns") has also been printed on many images. The English versions were popularized by the Occupy movement in 2011-12, and again in 2018.

“‘Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes,’ says the unemployed workers’ movement” (in Argentina) was printed in The Indypendent (The New York City Independent Media Center) on May 1-15, 2003. “Marchers beat bongo drums and waved banners reading, ‘Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes,’ as they briefly disrupted the morning commute walking in traffic lanes from Dupont Circle” was printed in the Washington (DC) Post on November 4, 2004. “Argentina’s workers’ movement ‘Our dreams don’t fit in ballot boxes’” was posted on SocialistWorker.org on January 7, 2005. “For now, let’s all remember that our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes” was posted on the newsgroup vcusds on January 22, 2008. “Cindy Milstein: Democracy Is Direct (or Why Our Dreams Will Never Fit in Their Ballot Boxes)” was posted on Twitter by Trash Buddha on November 23, 2011.

“porque nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas (leído en un mail que me envía una camarada)” ["because our dreams do not fit in their ballot boxes (read in an email sent to me by a comrade)"] was posted on Twitter by Silvana Tapia Tapia 💚⚒️💪🏾 on May 5, 2009. “Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas...” ["Our dreams don’t fit in their urns..."] was posted on Twitter by Sabrina Terliacher on June 9, 2009. “Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas” ["Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes"] was posted on Twitter by Rodolfo Sanchez on July 3, 2009. “Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas” ["Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes” was posted on Twitter by Somos 11 millones on March 10, 2010.

“oído en @La_SER ‘nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas’” ["heard in @La_SER ‘our dreams do not fit in your urns’"] was posted on Twitter by davidorihuela on April 6, 2011. “Volví a escuchar una frase está semana que gusto ‘ nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas ‘“ ["I heard a phrase again this week that I liked ‘our dreams do not fit in your polls’"] was posted on Twitter by jose ignacio blanco on April 8, 2011. “Gran frase del metro: Nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas” ["Great subway phrase: Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes’] was posted on Twitter by Joan Ibañez on May 13, 2011. “‘Nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas’, nuestra crónica de la mani #democraciarealya de ayer en Madrid, incluye fotogalería pancartas” [“‘Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes’, our chronicle of yesterday’s demo #democraciarealya in Madrid, includes a photo gallery of banners"] was posted on Twitter by Redacción Bottup on May 16, 2011.

“On the walk to work today saw that someone has pasted ‘our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes’ on an election poster on Blackfriars Rd” was posted on Twitter by Paying for It on May 5, 2010. “My fav protest slogan so far: ‘Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes’ #spanishrevolution #yeswecamp #15M” was posted on Twitter by Irene Eleta on May 19, 2011. “Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes” was posted on openDemocracy on October 6, 2014.

“Our dreams cannot fit in their ballot boxes...” was posted on Twitter by Noble Bennett on September 12, 2010. “Our dreams cannot fit in their ballot boxes” was posted on Twitter by Eian Counts on April 2, 2011. “Photo: Our Dreams Cannot Fit In Their Ballot Boxes” was posted on Twitter by lactationcavern on July 13, 2011.

“Enough Is Enough: N3 National Day of Action: ‘Our dreams don’t fit in their ballot boxes’” was posted on Twitter by Occupy Oakland Media on October 4, 2012. “Our Dreams Don’t Fit in Their Ballot Boxes!” (Occupy Portland) was posted on the newsgroup interoccatxwg on October 5, 2012.

“Our dreams will never fit into their ballot boxes” was posted on Twitter by ★𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧★ on June 24, 2016. “OUR DREAMS WILL NEVER FIT INTO THEIR BALLOT BOXES” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Motherfoclóir: The Legacy and on Facebook by Irish Political Ephemera on April 25, 2019.

“Our dreams won’t fit in ballot boxes Ⓐ” (also shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Occupy on September 18, 2018. “Image Description: A person’s hand holding a large black patch. White text in all caps reads, ‘Our dreams won’t fit in ballot boxes.’ There is a white circle A underneath the text” was posted on Twitter by PensacolaFNB on November 10, 2022.


Indypendent
1-15 May 2003, The Indypendent (The New York City Independent Media Center), “Don’t Vote for Me Argentina” by Marina Sitrin and Martin Krymkiewcz, pg. 10, col. 4:
“Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes,” says the unemployed workers’ movement.

4 November 2004, Washington (DC) Post, “Election Protest Slows Rush Hour,” pg. B3, col. 1:
About 75 protesters marched through downtown Washington yesterday in a post-Election Day demonstration that criticized the electoral system as well as both President Bush and his Democratic challenger, John F. Kerry.

Marchers beat bongo drums and waved banners reading, “Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes,” as they briefly disrupted the morning commute walking in traffic lanes from Dupont Circle to Freedom Plaza to the White House under police escort.

SocialistWorker.org
Argentina’s workers’ movement
“Our dreams don’t fit in ballot boxes”

Review by Peter Lamphere | January 7, 2005 | Page 9
The Take, a documentary directed by Avi Lewis and written by Naomi Klein.

Google Groups: vcusds
Fwd: [southernsds] A Statement on the Elections by Activate: Grand Rapids SDS
vcu sds
Jan 22, 2008, 1:19:02 PM
(...)
For now, let’s all remember that our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes.

In Solidarity,
- ACTIVATE (Grand Rapids SDS) - http://www.activategr.org

Twitter
Silvana Tapia Tapia 💚⚒️💪🏾
@silvilunazul
porque nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas (leído en un mail que me envía una camarada)
Translated from Spanish by Google
because our dreams do not fit in their ballot boxes (read in an email sent to me by a comrade)
11:19 AM · May 5, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sabrina Terliacher
@Sabterliacher
Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas…
Translated from Spanish by Google
Our dreams don’t fit in their urns…
12:05 PM · Jun 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rodolfo Sanchez
@rojesaga
Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas http://www.votosnulos.com/
Translated from Spanish by Google
Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes http :// http://www.votosnulos.com/
4:03 AM · Jul 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Somos 11 millones
@somos13millones
¨Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas¨ vea las razones que tienen un grupo de ciudadanos para promover la abstención http://bit.ly/c0KgzG
Translated from Spanish by Google
“Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes” see the reasons that a group of citizens have to promote abstention http :// bit.ly/c0KgzG
9:54 AM · Mar 10, 2010·Facebook

Twitter
Paying for It
@PayingforIt
On the walk to work today saw that someone has pasted ‘our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes’ on an election poster on Blackfriars Rd
5:22 AM · May 5, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Noble Bennett
@RadicalArab
Our dreams cannot fit in their ballot boxes…
http://bit.ly/arEBZB #anarchism #comrade #capitalism #elbaradei
9:00 PM · Sep 12, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: revolucion-agricola
¡Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas!
polanc...@gmail.com
Sep 25, 2010, 9:56:20 AM
El MORENA cb y las elecciones 2010

¡Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas!

Twitter
Eian Counts
@FunkyFortune
Our dreams cannot fit in their ballot boxes.
11:51 PM · Apr 2, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
davidorihuela
@davidorihuela
oído en @La_SER “nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas”
Translated from Spanish by Google
heard in @La_SER “our dreams do not fit in your urns”
12:35 PM · Apr 6, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
jose ignacio blanco
@josala2
Volví a escuchar una frase está semana que gusto “ nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas “
Translated from Spanish by Google
I heard a phrase again this week that I liked “our dreams do not fit in your polls”
6:00 PM · Apr 8, 2011· HTC Peep

Twitter
Joan Ibañez
@JoaIba
Gran frase del metro: Nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas.
Translated from Spanish by Google
Great subway phrase: Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes.
3:33 AM · May 13, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Redacción Bottup
@Bottup
“Nuestros sueños no caben en vuestras urnas”, nuestra crónica de la mani #democraciarealya de ayer en Madrid, incluye fotogalería pancartas
Translated from Spanish by Google
“Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes”, our chronicle of yesterday’s demo #democraciarealya in Madrid, includes a photo gallery of banners
7:14 AM · May 16, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
blackia
@blackia_sp
Our dreams do not fit in their ballot boxes #spanishrevolution #acampadasol #yeswecamp
3:52 AM · May 18, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Irene Eleta
@ieleta
My fav protest slogan so far: “Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes” #spanishrevolution #yeswecamp #15M
8:24 PM · May 19, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
lactationcavern
@Ablutions
Photo: Our Dreams Cannot Fit In Their Ballot Boxes —BORF http://tumblr.com/xii3hnx4l8
10:43 PM · Jul 13, 2011·Tumblr

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harjap
@harjap
Our dreams do not fit in your ballot boxes | We Are Everywhere | Expect Resistance | #decolonize #G20 #OWS #generalstrike
1:03 PM · Nov 1, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Trash Buddha
@RoninSohei
Cindy Milstein: Democracy Is Direct (or Why Our Dreams Will Never Fit in Their Ballot Boxes) http://tinyurl.com/86nuw7m
10:14 PM · Nov 23, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Luis Posada
@TheLuisPosada
“Our Dreams Cannot Fit in Their ballot Boxes” Fuck Voting http://yfrog.com/ocl9xaaj
5:03 PM · Mar 28, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Anonymous
@YourAnonCentral
“Our dreams do not fit in their ballot boxes.” Banners in the #MarchaYoSoy132
11:10 PM · May 23, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Occupy Oakland Media
@oomedia
Enough Is Enough: N3 National Day of Action: “Our dreams don’t fit in their ballot boxes” On… http://bit.ly/WrCJ7s via
@OccupyPortland
9:20 PM · Oct 4, 2012·twitterfeed

Google Groups: nteroccatxwg
National Call to Action: Solidarity Against Austerity!
Dustin
Oct 5, 2012, 11:52:26 AM
National Call to Action

Our Dreams Don’t Fit in Their Ballot Boxes!
No to austerity! Yes to reclaiming our communities!

Occupy Portland and Portland Action Lab invite all people to participate in a national call to action to say No to Austerity and Yes to building our collective power.

Twitter
Observer
@ymhcorp
“Our Dreams Don’t Fit in Ballot Boxes”: Big Occupy Protest Tomorrow: The Portland Action Lab and Occupy Portland… http://bit.ly/VjMoPH
4:07 PM · Nov 2, 2012·twitterfeed

22 April 2013, New York (NY) Times, “Conservative Tobacco Magnate Wins Presidential Race in Paraguay” by Simon Romero, pg. A6, col. 4:
Across downtown Asunción on Sunday, low expectations about the race were evident in the colorful graffiti painted on dozens of buildings, including phrases like “Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes.”

Twitter
Nando Rivarola
@NandoRivarola
Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes
10:00 PM · Apr 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mark McPherson
@Mark_McPherson5
A truth borrowed from Portugal: “Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes”. Remember this in the mid-term elections. ~ courtesy @rattlecans
12:53 PM · Mar 15, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mert Derman
@spinodal
Our dreams cannot fit in their ballot boxes ( Found at http://bit.ly/PqtvtT )
9This is shown on an image.—ed.)
6:14 AM · Apr 4, 2014·Buffer

OCLC WorldCat record
Do Students’ Dreams Now Fit in Ballot Boxes?
Authors:Gonzalo Jover, López-Martín, Patricia Quiroga
Summary:In 1999 the Higher Education and Research Committee of the Council of Europe launched a project called ‘Universities as Sites of Citizenship and Civic Responsibility,’ in which 28 universities from Europe and the United States took part. The project sought to determine the role of institutions of higher education in the development of democratic practices and values, especially by student participation in decision-making processes. The final report of the project warned of the difficulties found in the structures and culture of universities for carrying out such civic functions. Among these difficulties, it emphasized that at nearly all the universities observed, ‘student participation in university governance and in asserting or understanding their rights as students are characterized by a pervasive passivity bordering on indifference’ (Plantan, 2002, p. 13)
Chapter, 2014

Twitter
openDemocracy
@openDemocracy
“Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes” - @danhancox on the energy unleashed by #Podemos, heirs to the indignados http://bit.ly/1s2HyXO
8:38 AM · Oct 6, 2014·Twitter Web Client

openDemocracy
Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes
When people go home – what happens next? How do you canalise the tidal energy of a protest or social movement until it effects change? At a Podemos London event, we begin to find out.
Dan Hancox
6 October 2014
(...)
Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes, ran the indignados slogan. We are about to find out if they do.

Twitter
Paul Joseph Poposky
@PoposkyPaul
Our Dreams Will Never Fit in Their Ballot Boxes: Why #Syriza Can’t Save #Greece
http://crimethinc.com/texts/r/syriza/
from @crimethinc
8:10 AM · Jan 28, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sandra Cuffe
@Sandra_Cuffe
‘Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes’: banner on the National Palace gates at today’s protest in #Guatemala.
("Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas” is shown on a sign.—ed.)
10:06 PM · May 30, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dean Chahim
@deanchahim
“Nuestros sueños no caben en tus urnas” ("our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes") - scrawled onto a monument in Cuernavaca. Mexico.
6:18 PM · Jul 29, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Mark McPherson
@Mark_McPherson5
“Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes”... a saying from Portugal… courtesy via @rattlecans
11:18 AM · Aug 18, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
A L L R I O T
@allriot_tshirts
Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes
(This is also shown on a sign.—ed.)
2:13 PM · Sep 30, 2015·erased132190

Twitter
★𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧★
@alexpunx1977
“Our dreams will never fit into their ballot boxes”
#Elecciones2016 #EleccionesGenerales #Abstención
("Nuestros sueños no caben en sus urnas” is shown.—ed.)
9:41 AM · Jun 24, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Elizabeth Rosner 🌊
@elizabethrosner
Our dreams don’t fit in their ballot boxes. So let’s put our votes in the ballot boxes, & our dreams in the streets. Yotam Marom #GoHillary
9:15 PM · Nov 7, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Silke Helfrich
@Commonify
#WeWereSeeds “Our dreams don’t fit in their ballot boxes. So lets put our votes in the ballot boxes,& our dreams in the streets” Yotam Marom
4:15 AM · Nov 8, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Occupy
September 18, 2018 at 11:09 AM ·
Our dreams won’t fit in ballot boxes Ⓐ
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)

Twitter
Motherfoclóir: The Legacy
@Motherfocloir
Our Dreams Will Never Fit Into Their Ballot Boxes
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
OUR DREAMS
WILL NEVER FIT
INTO THEIR
BALLOT BOXES
2:54 AM · Apr 25, 2019·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Irish Political Ephemera
April 25, 2019 at 2:56 AM ·
Our Dreams Will Never Fit Into Their Ballot Boxes
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
OUR DREAMS
WILL NEVER FIT
INTO THEIR
BALLOT BOXES

Twitter
PUNX
@PunxUK
Now on the shop - Our Dreams Won’t Fit In Ballot Boxes T-Shirts.
Get yours here - https://punx.uk/product/our-dreams-wont-fit-in-ballot-boxes-t-shirt/
5:29 AM · Aug 21, 2019·SocialPilot.co

Twitter
Acadia Politics
@AcadiaPolitics
Join Politics grad Brynne Sinclair-Waters (’10) for her talk “Our Dreams Don’t Fit in Ballot Boxes: Organizing in and Beyond the Federal Election” Monday Sept. 23, 12 pm, BAC 325.
3:28 PM · Sep 18, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Sanjay Sipahimalani
@SanSip
“Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes” - old anarchist slogan.
2:58 AM · Dec 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

2 December 2019, The Observer (London, UK), “Now We Have Your Attention by Jack Shenker review – the politics of the street” by Dan Hancox, pg. ?:
An old anarchist slogan resurfaced on the streets of Spain during 2011’s “indignados” uprising: “Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes.” It’s a message that feels relevant in Britain today as fractured loyalties and myriad local battles expose the deficiencies of our antiquated first-past-the-post electoral system. Actual anarchist communities were never half as messy as this.

Twitter
#SamirVive
@samir_vive
“Our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes.”
– Amilcingo, Morelos
(As seen in “The Ahuehuete that Blossoms”, a profile by @Dal_air for @PdPagina, translated by @ChiapasSchools.)
#SamirVive | http://samirvive.art
Schools for Chiapas and 5 others
5:46 AM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Quotes Of Freedom
@QuoteOfFreedom
“it’s true: “our dreams don’t fit in your ballot boxes.” But neither do our nightmares. Everyone can be responsible for their own dreams. What remains is to hold accountable those who are responsible for our nightmares. What remains is yet to come…"- Sup. Moises & Galeano
10:51 AM · May 12, 2022·Twitter for Android

Twitter
šäł
@xyz_sal
Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes
8:11 PM · Jun 7, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Anarchist Stickers Archive
@anarchosticky
“Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes”
Language: Sinhalese / සිංහල
Notes: instagram:@lightandcrispy_
Original: https://gateway.ipfs.anarchiststickersarchive.org/ipfs/bafybeiasj7wvto2omvwovgnckeew4tur5pj2xuwlvudnytrhnayuv2nhbu
Vector: https://gateway.ipfs.anarchiststickersarchive.org/ipfs/bafybeigqgpukktxidnpsr4z5burkqta2tdwshqspizpbkxsb7lpj2tc56y
Permalink: https://anarchiststickersarchive.org/stickers/1306
5:00 AM · Aug 13, 2022·Anarchist Stickers Archive

Twitter
🔥 #UsaCubrebocas #NoALaMilitarización 🔥
@Mariusz026
fuckyeahanarchistposters: “Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes” Sri Lankan anarchist poster by @lightandcrispy_ on insta.
mariusz026.tumblr.com
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“Our dreams will never fit in their ballot boxes” Sri Lankan anarchist poster by @lightandcrispy_ on insta.
9:35 PM · Jul 29, 2022·Tumblr

Twitter
PensacolaFNB
@PensacolaFNB
Image Description: A person’s hand holding a large black patch. White text in all caps reads, “Our dreams won’t fit in ballot boxes.” There is a white circle A underneath the text.
Quote Tweet
Anarres Project for Alternative Futures
@AnarresProject
·
Nov 8
#ElectionDay
1:26 AM · Nov 10, 2022·Twitter for Android

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Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
OUR DREAMS
WON’T FIT
IN BALLOT
BOXES
6:29 AM · Nov 11, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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