Consumer Resources

Black Lives Matter Store

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Your DGB for this weekend is to check out the recently-launched official Black Lives Matter product store.

Although BLM merchandise has existed for years, none were officially-licensed or directly benefited the movement. Shop here:

https://blacklivesmatter.shop.capthat.com/store/

And don’t forget to attend a local event as well.

Sackcloth + Ashes

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Working on your holiday shopping? Your DGB for today is to consider purchasing a blanket from Sackcloth + Ashes. For every blanket you buy, they donate one to your local homeless shelter. We at DGB can personally verify that these blankets are AWESOME, super warm, and get softer with every wash.

https://sackclothandashes.com/

Vote with Your Wallet

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Your DGB for today is to check out the organization Goods Unite Us and find out how your favorite companies are spending their money. Let us start by saying that we recognize a certain level of privilege exists in the ability to make choices about where you spend money. And if avoiding companies that donate to the GOP means you burn enough fossil fuels to melt an entire glacier, by all means ignore this Grab! But this could be a handy and valuable tool for the consumer that is concerned with using their dollar(s) to take a political stand.

Here is their website, just plug the company name in and go: https://goodsuniteus.com

They have mobile apps for both IOS and Android. So you can check your brands while you shop!

Grab back some cash from the GOP coffers.

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#GrabYourWallet Chrome Extension

Your DGB for today is to download the Trump Boycott Chrome Extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/trump-boycott/oooganmdnecfpdgmmneaojopkhjljjbi/related?authuser=1

From the team at Grab Your Wallet, this extension will warn you via banner when you’re visiting a site affiliated with the Trump family and offer more ethical alternatives.

If you don’t use Chrome, feel free to support the efforts of the developers here:

http://women-united.org/

 

Tell Amazon to Say No to Breitbart

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Your DGB for today is to tell Amazon to stop advertising on Breitbart. According to the Sierra Club, over 2,000 companies have stopped buying ads on the hateful fake news site. It’s time for Amazon, the largest retailer, to take a stand.

We won’t tell you to read any of the bigoted and misogynistic articles on Breitbart, but just the titles of some of the “greatest hits” should give you a sense: “Suck It Up Buttercups: Dangerous Faggot Tour Returns to Colleges in September,” and “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech: They Just Suck at Interviews.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breitbart-headlines_us_5829ba13e4b060adb56f1bdb

You can click on the link below to send a message to Amazon through the Sierra Club.

https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0082331&id=7010Z000001umrUQAQ&ddi=N17FSAFB19&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=emacq&utm_content=ambr_v1

We don’t want to have to boycott Amazon. We’re not naming names, but at least one DGB staffer’s neighbors will report her for dead if Amazon boxes stop arriving on her stoop. So, let’s ask nicely first, and see what happens.

 

Made In America Week

Your DGB for today is to celebrate Made In America Week: a theme week invented by the White House to distract from their complete ineptitude and criminality.

We at DGB are happy to oblige this promotion, as it’s the first thing the administration has done that isn’t completely self-serving. You see, the Trumps don’t make things in America. Ivanka’s line is manufactured overseas and so is DJT’s. They use foreign steel in what real estate projects are actually in America. Hell, even his campaign opposition research was outsourced to Russians.

Assuming the White House isn’t being intentionally ironic with this theme, here are some products actually made in the USA, with leadership on the right side of history:

 

Dr. Bronners products are made in California, with the company donating $50,000 to the National Immigration Law Center in response to January’s Muslim Ban Executive Order.

 

K’NEX are made in a Pennsylvania factory visited by Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign to not kill us all.

 

The Levi Strauss Foundation donated one million dollars to various progressive non-profits this year, including the Council of American-Islamic relations and the Transgender Law Center.

 

Lodge Cookware, made in Tennessee, is great cast-iron cookware family company with a commitment to recycling.

 

LUSH beauty products has always championed inclusivity and diversity. This year, they’ve released a product called “Yuge”, which gives you the opposite of Trump’s hair: voluminous and healthy.

 

Find a comprehensive list of products made in the USA at A Continuous Lean