ACTIVISM PHONEBOOTH
The Meatpacking District’s Standard Hotel is more than just a perennial hot spot with a killer view of the Hudson River. After the presidential election, the hotel chain, which has multiple locations in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, started flexing its activist muscle with a series of initiatives aimed to help mobilize the resistance. “As a community that celebrates interconnection, radical self-expression, and the spirit of travel, we oppose any threats to these values,” read a statement from the company in March. “The Standard will use its voice, its spaces, and creativity to encourage positive and productive activism that supports lasting social progress.”
Early on Thursday morning, the Standard unveiled its latest effort to help people take action: a public phone booth with a direct line to the U.S. Capitol switchboard. As part of the initiative, called Ring Your Rep, not only will the customized phone booth be available to people hanging around 13th Street (make sure to stop by if you’re walking the High Line!), but the Standard is also offering hotel guests direct in-room dialing from all five of its properties to the Capitol’s switchboard, making political activism easier than ever.
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