…Just Stop Buying Stuff…
The Nationwide General Boycott is catching on. Here are the answers to the questions you may have.
How Will a General Boycott Get Rid of Trump? Trump and the republicans need the financial support of Corporate America and billionaires. When the corporations realize it is in their best financial interest to stop funding Trump, they’ll stop funding him.
Are Boycotts Effective? History has shown they they are very effective. Famous boycotts the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Grape Boycott and Gandhi’s Salt Boycott.
Targeted Versus General Boycott: Should I participate in the general or targeted boycott? Do both. Boycott several “targeted” companies and cut back on the purchase of discretionary items.
General Boycott versus Budget: From a practical basis, they are similar. In both, you take control over your purchases and you save money. But the purpose of the boycott is pressure companies and their executives to stop funding Trump and republicans campaigns.
How Much Money will I Save: You will be amazed. I saved over $900/month by cutting: coffee stops every morning ($150/mo), fast food at least 5 times/wk ($140/mo), eating at a nice restaurant twice/wk ($200/mo), didn’t upgrade cell phone ($45/mo), cut out department store shopping ($250/mo), using grocery stop coupons ($50/mo), closed storage locker ($80/mo), changed cable service ($45/mo). And i lost weight too.
Won’t This be Hard on My Children and Family: Based on the feedback from last year’s boycott, the children hardly noticed or adapted quickly. And imagine how difficult it will be for your family and children if democracy dies.
Lists: Is there a list of company’s and products to boycott? In the general boycott you cut back on discretionary purchases. So lists are not needed. But if you wish to target specific companies, GrabYourWallet and others maintain such a lists.
Shopping at Local Vendors; What if there are few local vendors in my area? In such cases, continue shopping at the corporate stores. Try to reduce your discretionary purchases. Just buy what you need.
Will A General Boycott Hurt the Economy? Most boycotts have only a small effect on the economy. Boycotts do attract media attention.
How Long Do We Boycott? Think long term. It is likely the full impact of the boycotts will not be felt until later this year. And remember, the boycotts are part of the three part plan to #DefendDemocracy. Local protests and periodic national protests also will be taking place. As a side note, the longer the boycott goes on, the more money you save.