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Ribbons are an iconic symbol of raising awareness for a certain cause, and the brightly colored autism awareness ribbon is no exception.

It's no surprise, then, that people affected by or passionate about autism would want to show it off on their car, keychain, clothing, or just about anywhere else you can think of. And there is no shortage of supply for these individuals; a simple Google search will pull up a multitude of companies selling the autism awareness ribbon in many forms of products.

But where does the money from these sales go?

A large portion goes into the pockets of sellers, but that doesn't make sense. If companies are going to advocate a cause by selling related products, they should also donate a portion of the proceeds to relevant, charitable organizations. That way, consumers would not just be taking pride in their cause; they would be helping their cause, as well.

Tell Jessica Rich, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection: the awareness ribbon isn't just a piece of merchandise that companies can profit from!

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Dear Director Rich:

Autism awareness ribbons are a good way for parents, teachers, and advocates to show pride in their cause. However, a number of companies are taking advantage of this to make a profit. They sell products emblazoned with the autism awareness ribbon but pocket all the proceeds.

This is unacceptable. If a company is indirectly supporting a cause by selling autism awareness merchandise, they should also make an effort to donate at least a portion of their sales proceeds to autism charities.

For this reason, I ask that those who sell merchandise with autism awareness ribbons should be required to give a portion of their merchandise sales to charitable autism organizations. The autism awareness ribbon should not be used to line companies’ pockets.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 18, 2017 LOUIS SALTZMAN
May 17, 2017 jane cook
May 6, 2017 Karienne Gauthier Crone
May 6, 2017 Sawsan Gh
May 6, 2017 Mei Lin
May 2, 2017 Benedetta Arcelli
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May 1, 2017 caro shu
May 1, 2017 Christopher Federici
Apr 30, 2017 Jody Conrad
Apr 30, 2017 Melanie Pietersen
Apr 30, 2017 pat griffey
Apr 29, 2017 natalie hughes
Apr 29, 2017 Susan Bonta Awareness ribbons should signify where $ goes - if it doesn't go to that organization, then it is fraud.
Apr 29, 2017 Valerie Swaisland
Apr 29, 2017 Magdalena Apostoloska
Apr 28, 2017 Andréa Davis This is why for ANY cause, I make sure and inform myself, my friends, my family, my friends that I consider as family, and even my parents to be _fully_ _aware_ of who they donate to as well as to do thorough research on so THIS doesn’t happen.
Apr 28, 2017 Melenie Mah
Apr 28, 2017 Charles Nash
Apr 27, 2017 Kayleigh Brown
Apr 27, 2017 Kim Zwicker
Apr 27, 2017 Dip Rawal
Apr 27, 2017 Debbie S.
Apr 26, 2017 Brooke Riffe
Apr 26, 2017 Claudia Rubner
Apr 26, 2017 Brianna Kohlenberg
Apr 26, 2017 Megan Pratt
Apr 26, 2017 Chad Anderson
Apr 25, 2017 Christiane Santos
Apr 25, 2017 Amanda Kvapil
Apr 25, 2017 Lindsey Holmes integrity influences where I spend my money
Apr 25, 2017 Jodie Whitaker
Apr 25, 2017 Miriam Smith
Apr 25, 2017 Judith Haefner
Apr 25, 2017 Helga Ferraz
Apr 25, 2017 Shanda Vincent
Apr 25, 2017 Arielle LeClair
Apr 25, 2017 Deborah Bratcher
Apr 25, 2017 Sue King
Apr 25, 2017 Loreto Fillat de Acosta
Apr 24, 2017 Irene Lee
Apr 24, 2017 XIOMARA Rosario
Apr 24, 2017 Chris Simmons
Apr 24, 2017 Griffin Madill
Apr 24, 2017 Kathy Grabowski
Apr 24, 2017 Joyce McGinty
Apr 24, 2017 Franz Owczarek
Apr 23, 2017 Hedda Matheson

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