Joseph A. Labadie Collection, Political Posters Digital Collection
This hand-drawn poster features text reading, "Vote with your feet, march the anarchists on May 1st—the real may-day," followed by the address of a rally and picnic to proceed the march.
On 1 May 1976 a general state election was held throughout New South Wales, Australia. This poster urges citizens to abstain from voting and invites them to an alternative venue: a public demonstration and a community picnic in downtown Sydney. Additionally, while May 1st is also International Workers Day (AKA Labor Day, May Day), New South Wales actually observes Labour Day on the first Monday of October, so this poster places the weal of the Australian labor force at odds with formal “democratic” processes.