Founded in 2008 as a thought experiment and arts journal, Reagan's Kids is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the work of those who were born during the Reagan Administration (1981-1989) and who were therefore conceived at a time when the national rhetoric was most mobilized against artists and the poor. Reagan's Kids utilized the nostalgic power of the Gipper's name to raise money for under-employed punk artists ("Would you like to donate to Reagan's Kids?"), especially in wealthier neighborhoods that would otherwise never support struggling young people. While we continue to live under the devastating effects of Reagan's moralistic rhetoric today, we can at least support the work of those we care about, who have to question their worth every single day thanks to #40.
Established in Portland, Oregon in 2008 by Emily May and Kelly Schirmann.