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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 companiesÂ’ pockets.


Petition Signatures

Jan 19, 2018 Ashley Waller
Jan 16, 2018 robert dowling
Jan 16, 2018 Lyssa Twomey
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2018 John W. Rumery jr All of the profits should go to those who need it!
Jan 14, 2018 Beverly Brzycki
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2018 Debby Johannes Yes, they should donate, not line their own pockets.
Jan 10, 2018 Margaret Smith
Jan 10, 2018 Gaya Covington
Jan 10, 2018 Dawn Bowers
Jan 4, 2018 Rachael Glogovsky Autism matters!
Jan 3, 2018 Jodi Ford
Jan 2, 2018 Alexandria Harwood
Dec 20, 2017 Anna Strenkoski
Nov 4, 2017 Tracy Nugent
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kay Shelton
Oct 24, 2017 Shauna Killen
Oct 24, 2017 Bonnie McDaniel
Oct 24, 2017 Bonnie McDaniel
Oct 24, 2017 Malia Larson
Oct 24, 2017 Molly Sparhawk
Oct 24, 2017 Erin Carney Brewer
Oct 23, 2017 Jennifer Annable
Oct 23, 2017 April Kinsella
Oct 21, 2017 Larry Branson
Oct 21, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Judith Rodda
Oct 19, 2017 Samantha Honowitz
Oct 18, 2017 Teresa Foster
Oct 16, 2017 h masih
Sep 17, 2017 Gail Nishijima
Sep 14, 2017 Brandi Mann
Sep 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2017 Denise Griffin
Sep 3, 2017 Donna Jay
Aug 30, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Aug 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2017 Linda Haines
Aug 7, 2017 Laura Kahn
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Gil Hackel
Jul 23, 2017 Rachel Howe
Jul 23, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 22, 2017 Erica Mcclain
Jul 16, 2017 Marcus Payne

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