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Help America – Buy American

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

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Some may recall a commercial with the jingle: Look for the Union Label; it was a promotion to invest in American products and essentially the American People.  Sadly, money is tight and usually the consumer will go for the cheapest product to get them by.  These products are usually not from the good old U S of A which to be quite frank is counter-productive for our economy and the well-being of our country.

Lately, ABC News Primetime has opted to exhibit stories highlighting homes, offices, organizations, etc. that would prefer to buy American, but do not know where to turn to buy these products.  After taking every imported item out of their respective domains, it is usually empty or possibly there is a lamp or a table left behind in the great expanse that was once filled to capacity.  I was reminded of this situation when I went to purchase products online, and noticed a “Made in the USA” section.  I thought it’s a shame all of the products were not from the States, but at least we have a section; this also prompted me to go a step further by not only purchasing American products, but sharing this information with other like-minded individuals who are interested in investing in ourselves.

We can still shop where we like to shop, however if they don’t offer American products or have a limited amount of products why not contact their customer service department and tell them you want American products!  Remember, you are a consumer, and you have the power!  Also, if the customer service department is in another country log that complaint too!  Now that we have a plan, let’s get our country back on our feet and don’t be quiet about it: tweet, comment, share and get the news out!

FYI: to get a wide range of American products and sites, it’s as easy as searching the internet for Made in the USA, but for those of you who wish to be site specific ABC News Primetime has a Made In America series which is not only following but supporting this concept and generated a list of online sources.  So do us all a favor, buy American, invest in ourselves and spread the word:

Resource Guide for Buying American

Made in American ABC News Primetime Stories

“Look for the Union label when you are buying that coat, dress or blouse.
Remember somewhere our union’s sewing, our wages going to feed the kids, and run the house.
We work hard, but who’s complaining? Thanks to the I.L.G. we’re paying our way!
So always look for the union label, it says we’re able to make it in the U.S.A.!”

– A song by Paula Green, music by Malcolm Dodds ©1975, UNITE
Union of Needle Trades, Industrial and Textile Employees
(formerly International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and other unions)

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