Shopping...Shopping...Shopping by Judy Oeder (Scioto Valley )
Shopping is one thing that most women know something about. Even those like me, who the TV commercial says are born without a shopping gene! Nonetheless, I seem to do my part to keep the economy strong and healthy. Women have long been the ones to purchase the items that keep their families supplied with food, clothing, cleaning supplies and all the other necessities fo daily living. The Presbytery’s Justice for Women Committee has recently been talking about Project Equality, a national program to assist employers to achieve equal employment opportunities for all people. In the past several years, I have become aware that certain stores, or chains of stores, have corporate tiers to companies who are instrumental in exploiting workers in this country and around the world. Project Equality publishes a buyers guide to help organizations and others who wish to use our buying power in a socially responsible way. We can use our purchasing dollars in support of equality and justice.
For more info: http://rainier.crn.org/pe/PeFind.html and www.projectequity.com,