Fight Inequality by Shopping Wisely

Labor 411 founder and publisher Cherri Senders writes on the idea of putting our money where our morals are during the holiday shopping season. In her piece for the Sacramento Bee, she stresses the need for a consumer movement that will support the companies that support their workers, and that it doesn’t take much to make a change…

How many times have we struggled to reconcile our feelings about the “season of giving” with the gross economic inequality we see all around us? Or suffered a twinge of guilt after hearing the latest news report about families living on the edge while we go to the mall for a shopping spree?

The holiday season sometimes creates a conflict between our higher moral character and crass commercialism. And the glaring disparity between the inspirational message of the holidays and the financial hardships for many has been brought out of the shadows this year by the very public conversation around economic inequality.

Click here to read the full article in the Sacramento Bee

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