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Eleven Easy Ways to Buy American in 2011

Consumers are seemingly more sensitive to buying American around the holidays than most other times during the year. Perhaps because it’s because as we search for gifts for those on our Christmas list, we run across the words “made in China” a little more often than we would like.

But now that Christmas is over and the New Year has begun, how can we continue to buy American if the bulk of our purchases, for the time being at least, are over?

The good news is that buying American doesn’t always have to involve items that are big enough or expensive enough to put under the Christmas tree, and there are more opportunities to buy American than for just big ticket items like cars, lawnmowers, or large appliances.

Some the easiest – and most inexpensive – ways to buy American are in areas where the consumer is really indifferent as to which product to buy. The good news is that when it comes to simple, everyday items like soap, deodorant, or cotton swabs, usually any product will do since the price difference is usually negligible. The even better news is that sometimes it’s even cheaper to buy American than not.

So here are eleven easy ways to buy American in 2011 using the money you’re already going to spend anyway.

The Child Sweeps in Like a Storm!

A documentary film about the need for a parental rights amendment is taking the Bay State by storm.

Homeschooling Family Back in Court for Resentencing

January 11, 2011: The Dudek family of Hessen, Germany, faces another court date this Thursday for the “criminal offense” of teaching their children at home.

Immediate Action Requested: Letter-Writing Campaign for the Johansson Family

January 11, 2011: Please help HSLDA undertake a letter-writing campaign to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), where the Johanssons’ case is languishing. The ECHR has failed to take any action or provide any response since the case was filed in June 2010.

U.S. House to Vote on Wednesday to Repeal Health Care Law

We encourage our members to contact their U.S. representative and share thoughts on a new bill that would repeal President Obama’s health care reform legislation.

U.S. House to Vote to Repeal Health Care Law

HSLDA urges members to call their U.S. representatives and share thoughts about an upcoming vote aimed at repealing the government takeover of healthcare that passed in 2010.

Charlottesville Seeks Social Security Numbers

HSLDA helped a member family when a public school official requested their children’s Social Security numbers—information which is protected by federal law.

Good News for Homeschoolers in Russia

December 15, 2010: Homeschoolers in Russia succeeded in their fight to protect the right of families to direct the education of their children.

Urgent Action Needed: Send Cards to Johansson Family in Sweden

December 13, 2010: Please send notes of encouragement to homeschooling father Christer Johansson, who is in a Swedish prison.

German Family to Apply for Political Asylum

December 8, 2010: Forced to flee their homeland, a German family is now applying for refugee status in New Zealand.

District Fights Back, Law Prevails

HSLDA helped a family begin homeschooling in peace after their local public school superintendent made unlawful registration demands.

Activist Urges Residents to Call Police on “Kids not in School”

HSLDA responded to a community activist who wrongfully called on area residents to report “students not in school.”

Rapid City Retracts Denial after HSLDA Intervenes

A dispute over whether a boy’s illness counted as truancy prompted a South Dakota mother to begin homeschooling him. It took HSLDA’s help for her to successfully withdraw her son from public school.

Bulgarian Homeschoolers Face Resistance

November 23, 2010: Bulgarian homeschoolers hold fast in the face of resistance and an uncertain legal environment.

CEDAW and the International Threat to Homeschool Freedom

Supporters of the UN CEDAW treaty intend to use international law to coerce the restructuring of the family and the role of every man and every woman on the planet.

Second Romanian Home School Conference a Success

November 22, 2010: A nationwide conference helped to encourage homeschoolers and grow the homeschool movement in Romania.

Senate Holds Hearing on CEDAW

Thanks to the efforts of HSLDA’s members and friends, we are confident that for now a dangerous U.N. treaty will not be acted upon by the U.S. Senate.

Spain Holds First National Congress on Homeschooling

November 22, 2010: The first-ever homeschool congress in Spain drew attention to a “booming” method of education and brought together supporters of homeschooling.