You are here

Hope '88 Vote

Hope '88 Vote Political Button Museum
Category: 
Additional Images: 
Hope '88 Vote button back Political Button Museum
Sub Categories: 
Text on Button: 
HOPE '88 VOTE NOV. 8 CEF/RAINBOW (union bug)
Image Description: 

Photograph of Jesse Jackson on left half of button.  Black and red text on a white background on right half of button.

Back Style: 
The Shape: 
The Size: 
Year / Decade Made: 
Additional Information: 

Reverend Jesse Jackson ran in the 1988 presidential election as a Democratic nominee. His campaign focused on a liberal platform, as he claimed he wanted to create equal opportunities for various minority groups, reprioritize the war on drugs, reverse Reagan tax laws, and provide reparations to descendants of black slaves. Although Jackson was nominated by the Democratic party, he did not receive enough votes in the Primaries, and was defeated by Michael Dukakis, who received the official nomination. 

Catalog ID: 
PO0840
Share with your friends: