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Make the White House a Fair Trade Zone

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From TransFair USA:

Fair Trade in the White House
A movement is building online of citizens inspired by the presidential campaign.  They are are submitting “Ideas for Change in America” – suggestions for ways that President-Elect Obama might best change America

One idea that has risen to the top is to “Declare the White House a Fair Trade Zone.” This idea is perhaps not so far fetched. Rumor has it that the President-elect already has a great fondness for Honest Tea, enjoyed Equal Exchange coffee at his church, and served Just Coffee throughout his previous campaigns.

We’ve even heard that Starbucks Coffee is already served at official functions in the current White House. If so, this could be a pretty simple switch, and we could spend our efforts using the moment to educate the Obama’s and their staff as to why Fair Trade is important.

Take a moment to register your support for this worthy idea, and also to invite your family and friends to participate. Voting ends at 5pm ET on Thursday, January 15