The Rainbow Strike begins today!
Don't forget....if you are participating, the first Rainbow Strike starts today and continues for the next two weeks.
We're not saying you need to huddle naked in a dark corner of your unheated home and suffer the excruciating agony of caffeine withdrawal while you hum tunelessly to yourself - but the fewer goods and services you purchase for the next two weeks, the better.
Items that incur a sales tax should be avoided as much as possible. Items sold by companies that have supported anti-queer politicians or who have patently evil agendas should, obviously, be avoided until their policies change. Where possible, buy from queer-friendly companies.
Keep track of the money you would have spent on double foam lattes and bitchin' clubwear, and donate it to the pro-queer organization of your choice.
Tell as many people as you can about the strike, including the companies you are boycotting. Tell them why you aren't buying their product or service, and tell them that you demand change, now, or you will continue not being their customer.
Do it again at the end of the next fiscal quarter until we get heard and respected.
*I'm not part of organizing this & feel it's a great idea but needs to be more specific about what companies to *definetly* boycott & to take a good look at how interconnected companies are
Also, t-shirts & cards (by cafepress) are on the way. I don't see it's success without a way of letting orgs. Know we're striking against them. Or how people will be able to maintain the strike without community.
Any feedback, suggestions or t-shirt ideas can be directed here.