The team behind Every Shirt is Political, building the platform, providing support to customers, and designing new campaigns. You can reach us through the contact page, or by commenting on Facebook or Instagram. Led by Sam Killermann, Every Shirt is Political is part of the hues global justice collective. Learn more about ESIP. Or read our manifesto to get a sense of what we stand for.
The U.S. spends over half a trillion dollars a year on defense. The Iraq War alone has cost over $2 trillion. The Pentagon is responsible for billions in “black book” spending, loses millions in typos, and is held totally unaccountable. The examples go on. Suffice it to say: it all adds up.
Meanwhile, we regularly see politicians who push for things like free higher education, or food assistance programs, or subsidized healthcare labeled as unrealistic and foolish.
When over half of our federal spending goes to War, those things do seem like pipe dreams. But if we reprioritized our spending, we’d see that free education, food, healthcare, and more — free everything — is far more within reach than we realize.
Hell, we could have almost funded Universal Basic Income for a year in the U.S. for what we spent on the development of one fighter jet.
When we created this project, we had three layers in mind: the individual wearing the shirt, the orgs making the shirts (us designing/distributing, as well as the printers and textile manufacturers), and the orgs the profits would support (initially, the ACLU and hues). Our goal was that all three layers would work symbiotically to enact justice.
We believe that individuals and organizations choose how they show up: you can show up for justice, or allow injustice to proliferate in your absence.
Some people claim free speech, other’s say they don’t want to step on anyone’s beliefs, but we think this issue is clear: nazis are real, they’re alive today, and they should have no place in our society — in every name they go by (neo-nazis, white nationalists/supremacists, identitarians, etc.). Continue reading Stand Against Nazis Or You Stand For ‘Em
If you’ve marched, protested, or named yourself a member of the resistance, you’re in the right place.
We created this project to recognize several truths.
One, that every action we take, and every inaction we take, is political. Either it takes a step toward progress, or allows oppression push us back. This is the essence of our manifesto: you get to choose how you show up.
And a lot of us are showing up.
Many of us are mobilized, organizing, and working to resist Trump, Fascism, Racism, and other manifestations of oppression, but we struggle to bring these circles together — or to bring those actions into our daily lives. We put on our marching hat, then take it off when we go to work. This isolates us, and stymies our causes.