Friday, September 25, 2009

Chain Store Reaction

a Biblical thought...
When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. (Luke 2:39-40)

a Book thought...
What enters our minds through our eyes and ears affects what comes out of our mouths. (p211)
a Dave thought...
One of the actions that has come out of the rockumentary CALL+RESPONSE is the website Chain Store Reaction. It is a brilliant idea and gives us each an opportunity to write an email to any company that we use to question them about their ethical practises. This is a very practical response to help stamp out human trafficking. Check it out and spend some minutes writing to the companies that you buy your goods from.

Slavery is a global problem that requires a global solution. We believe that the solution requires consumers and producers to work together. As consumers, we are in essence the last link in the supply chain. By the pure law of physics, we have the leverage to PULL that chain and create a reaction that leads all the way down to the very first link. If we as consumers don’t pull that chain, no one will.
One of the most strategic battlefields of the 21st Century Abolitionist Movement is the marketplace. Everyone has a role to play, and your consumption is a deft weapon, that when used properly, can elicit tangible and viral freedom. We believe one of the most effective penalties you can offer a producer who is not operating with transparency, is to choose a more transparent competitor.
Because we purchase our products in public, we choose to discuss a way forward in this issue, in public. Therefore, we are initiating an open conversation on this site that allows us to voice our demand of SlaveFREE products, and in turn hear what companies are doing on the issue.

Just a thought.

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