Give me a sign: Elections paraphernalia around the East Bay

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Zainab Ali/Senior Staff

Campaign signs not only represent their candidates, but also function as a visual reminder of current social issues. Berkeley is ablaze with election signage, and it is difficult to ignore that the majority of advertised support is for senator Bernie Sanders. Support for Hillary Clinton may not be as visible immediately surrounding campus; however, in exploring a variety of neighborhoods it is apparent her support is also strong, while Donald Trump signage is largely absent. As the California primary concludes, the country draws closer to selecting a single democratic nominee, but campaign signs linger as a reminder of the race.

Divisive street art on Shattuck and Parker

Divisive street art on Shattuck Avenue and Parker Street

Anti Trump and Hillary sign at the Berkeley Bernie HQ

Anti-Trump and anti-Hillary sign at the Berkeley Bernie HQ

Berkeley Bernie Sanders head quarters on University Avenue

Berkeley Bernie Sanders headquarters on University Avenue

"A future to believe in" signs at Bernie rally

“A future to believe in” signs at Bernie rally

Hillary sign in window of North Berkeley residence

Hillary sign-in window of North Berkeley residence

People holding "A future to believe in" signs while waiting for Bernie to appear

People holding “A future to believe in” signs while waiting for Bernie to appear

"A Future to Believe In" sign at Bernie rally at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland

“A Future to Believe In” sign at Bernie rally at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland

Zainab Ali is the photo editor. Contact Zainab at [email protected]
Audrey McNamara is the assistant photo editor. Contact Audrey at [email protected]