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About DSOT

Don't Shop on Tuesday (DSOT) is a registered 501(c)(4). The United Protest Movement was born in the summer of 2018 out of a frustration that our government does not represent us. For us, the breaking point was children in concentration camps, for you it might be some other grave injustice our so called representative democracy fails to address. We don't think this failure is accidental, and we aren't going to take it anymore.

The majority of our political system has been seized by special interest groups (business interests and oligarchs), who construct policies, and fund politicians, in favor of themselves at the expense of most Americans. These special interests, by their nature, care about their bottom line above everything else, and thus only economic power can change their behavior. By building the capacity for collective economic power we gain the ability to force these special interests to create, or at least allow, policies supported by >60% Americans.

Don't Shop on Tuesdays is a strategy to build our collective capacity to act as an economic block. This is the background drumbeat, the foundation upon which we can do bigger, harder things, but first we need to build that capacity. 

Americans by practice and systemic design are woefully out shape when it comes to organizing sustained movements, so we start with something simple, universal, economic and sustainable: Don't Shop On Tuesdays. As our collective capacity grows, so do our options for action

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