Cross Post from IfLizWereQueen

It won’t be until May 30 now before I will be able to get out and gather the 500 signatures that i will need to get my name on the ballot as US Representative for the 32 District.  The Texas primary has been pushed from the first Tuesday in March to the 29th of May–just another challenge as that means I’ll be collecting my signatures in 100+ degree heat in June and July in Texas.   In the meantime I intend to continue to focus on the power of the individual.

I thought about that this morning while reading about the recent surge of the Occupy groups to protest corporations.  One article reported that a protester shouted ”Pfizer is a company that makes lifesaving drugs for five cents and resells them for fifty fucking dollars!”  Yes and on some of its products Pfizer has a wider profit margin than that.  But Pfizer would not be able to survive if all its investors understand that Pfizer exists because of them–as individuals.  If they forgot about what everyone is doing and did the right thing themselves, one person at a time, Pfizer would go out of business.

We all need to start taking responsibility for our nation and start making better choices as individuals.  Over the coming three months, I will feature alternative choices for individuals.  Today, I’m featuring a better choice for T-shirts.  One of the advantages I have in not taking money from anyone is that no one can accuse me of commercialism.  Thus I can say:  Here is a better choice–particularly for people who live in Texas and North an South Carolina.  Instead of buying three T shirts made in China from Walmart, for $5 a piece, buy one T shirt from SOS Texas for $15.

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Yes, even the simple choice of where you purchase a T-shirt makes a difference.

SOS t-shirts are made from organic cotton grown on their certified organic farms. SOS t-shirts have been certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture since 1992. This certification information is provided with their products to show their authenticity. U.S. Organic Standards require a 3 year chemical free farming period before being allowed to be “certified organic”.

Cotton for SOS t-shirts is planted in mid-May and harvested after frost in November. The harvested cotton is ginned at their certified organic gin and then shipped to a certified mill in North Carolina for spinning into yarn. The yarn is also knitted, finished and sewn in the Carolinas. SOS products have a pedigree as they can tell you when and where they were planted and trace their development into a finished product.

SOS organic cotton products are 100% Made in the USA, “sweat shop free”, by American workers being paid a fair and lawful wage. These standards do not allow for a “cheap” organic t-shirt, but a product with a very high value and quality that customers can be proud to wear for many years.

“As we grow organic cotton t-shirts, we share our land with you, our customers. SOS organic cotton is “good for man and good for the land” as these practices improve our environment, create jobs for people in rural American and keep our family farm and heritage sustainable. SOS organic cotton products are truly unique and we hope you enjoy the fruit of our land. Check out Blog for updated information and product selections.”  SOS from Texas.

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If you live in the 32nd District of Texas, you may have the unique opportunity to vote for the only candidate running for US Congress who is running a campaign with no money.  If I win, it will mean a victory not only for me, but for all the people of the USA. If one person can do it, then all can do it.  We can change who runs Washington.  We can change Wall Street, but not until each of us as individuals believes that we can and do matter. The only way you can help me win is by helping the people of the 32nd district of Texas and telling others that you did it in honor of no more campaign funds for candidates.  For example, instead of contributing hundreds or thousands of dollars to me, do something for those 175,000+  children (enough to fill the Cowboy Stadium twice) who are living below the poverty line in the 32nd district and going to bed hungry each night while people like David Koch pour millions into the campaigns of politicians who will allow them to continue to foul America.

EMMA BERRY

 

Liz Berry

Liz Berry

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