These days, there is a lot to think about in terms of politics. A lot of people, young and old, are taking part in efforts to better their communities and their world for the first time. There are lots of ways to get involved with political activism, no matter what issue you’re most passionate about.
One great way to let people know about the issues that matter to you is to design a custom t-shirt that includes information or attention-grabbing content about your issue. If you care about the environment and want people to become educated on how to live in a way that is more environmentally conscious, then what better way to get the ball rolling than by emblazoning a t-shirt with your message? A t-shirt is a great way to get people thinking.
Whether you’re walking by strangers on the street or hanging out with friends and family, you’ll be able to grab people’s attention with a t-shirt more easily than with a speech. Also, people might feel more welcome to ask you questions or just write down the information on your t-shirt. Sometimes people can be turned off by someone getting up on the proverbial soapbox and preaching at them about this issue or that. People might react in a more open-minded and positive way if you’ve got a friendly and funny message on a t-shirt that you then back up with solid information, like a web site they can visit for more information, or a short list on the actual t-shirt that can get them started living a greener life.
This idea of putting your message on a t-shirt also applies to politics. If there is a candidate that you feel strongly about, you can do the campaign a lot of good by designing a cool, unique t-shirt displaying your support. I recently did this, and get comments and questions all the time from people who like my t-shirt and want to know more about my feelings on the candidate. Sometimes getting people involved in politics just takes a little work at making the whole thing seem more accessible. People sometimes feel that they are not educated enough on the issues to make a choice to support a candidate. Even if they vote, they stay away from any kind of campaign support, or from talking about the candidate with other people. They are not confident enough to start a discussion with strangers or friends.
Even though t-shirts seem like a silly place to start, they are actually a great way to make people feel comfortable engaging in a dialogue. If the issue is important to you, or if you really want to get people to vote for your candidate, then a t-shirt is a great way to start. If you are in a group that’s going to protest or support a cause or event, t-shirts are a great way to display your solidarity and your purpose. As school kids famously say, “It’s a free country.” So act like it!