Sunday, November 18, 2007

NATIONAL: Buy Nothing Day / Dia Sin Compras -- NOV 23

For Immediate Release

For more info, contact

E. Elizabeth Garcia


What: Buy Nothing Day Campaign

When: NOV 23rd
"On the Friday after thanksgiving, take a break—and give the earth a rest"
This coming week, CASA (Coalition of Amigos in Solidarity and Action) will be joining thousands of people around the world who will be spending their day at home with family and friends instead of participating in the shopping frenzy that characterizes "black Friday", the day after Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year.

The buy nothing day campaign is an effort to sensitize people to the impact of consumerism on our personal lives as well as on the well-being of our planet.

The irony of the push to "shop until you drop" following the peaceful celebration of Thanksgiving has not been lost on CASA's leadership. "On Thursday, we spend one of our rare days off enjoying the company of family and friends; the next day we are up at the crack of dawn, shoving and elbowing our neighbors to buy things that we don't need with money that we don't have. That would be the opposite of an 'attitude of gratitude."

Every one is welcome to join our campaign, no purchase necessary!

CASA will be distributing stickers, to promote the campaign. Please see the attachment to view the logo. San Felipe de Jesus Catholic Church is also planning on passing around the stickers tomorrow Sunday, after each mass.

Contributed by:
E. Elizabeth Garcia
La Nueva Raza News