Introduction Stand For It
We’re not going to Stand For It.
We’ve become aware of a certain company that has a sneaky practice Stand For It
We’ve become aware of a certain company that has a sneaky practice. This company is using prison labor and we’re not going to stand for it.
We are calling on our customers, suppliers and business partners to join us in this call for justice! We have the power to change the way things are done in our communities by refusing to support unethical practices like these.
The products they sell are made by prisoners.
You may be thinking to yourself, “that’s highly unethical.” And you would be right! It is extremely unethical. However, the fact that a company is using prison labor isn’t exactly breaking news at this point in time. Prisoners have been forced to make products since the beginning of prisons, and it’s not exactly uncommon for companies to use them as well. Some examples include:
- Clothing brands like Forever 21 and Nike
- Furniture companies like Ikea and Crate & Barrel
- The government itself (the Department of Defense has contracted with private prisons for decades)
We thought that was wrong.
We are not going to stand for it.
In the US, there are over 2 million people incarcerated in prisons. That’s a lot of people who can’t vote and who aren’t allowed to work in most industries. Because of that, they have few options when it comes to making money once they’re released.
But what if someone found a way to take advantage of these individuals? What if they were forced into working for less than minimum wage under dangerous conditions? Would you be okay with that?
We thought not! So we decided to do something about it.
So we did something about Stand For It.
But what can you do? Here are some suggestions:
- If you’re in the US, file a complaint with the FTC. They’ll take your name and contact information, then pass it along to their attorneys who will investigate.
- Call the company directly and tell them you won’t buy their products until they stop using prison labor. You could also boycott their products entirely—that’s pretty effective! Let’s face it: if enough people don’t want to buy something (usually for moral reasons), companies will stop making it.
- It doesn’t always work this way and sometimes we need laws in place to protect us from bad business practices like this one, but when it does work we can take comfort knowing that our voices were heard loud and clear by both companies and lawmakers alike.
- Tell your friends about what’s going on! This is a great opportunity for social media activism because everyone has access to a computer or smartphone these days anyway so spreading awareness shouldn’t be too much trouble at all.
- You might also consider sharing this article on Facebook or Twitter if possible – while I’m sure many people have already seen these articles being shared around social media platforms today there are still plenty of folks out there who haven’t yet learned about these troubling issues involving prison labor usage at factories across America; so please share away. The more visibility these stories have online means greater likelihood companies will change course sooner rather than later.”
With your help, we can pull our resources together and stop this unethical practice immediately.
Now that you know about this issue, what can you do about it? There are some simple steps you can take to help put a stop to these practices.
Start by spreading the word. Use the internet to inform others about this injustice and encourage them to join your campaign against prison labor. You can write articles or blog posts, call your representatives in Congress, share information on social media. there are many ways an individual can help make a difference when they feel passionate enough about an issue.
Together, we can make sure that what happened to these prisoners doesn’t happen again.