In parts one and two of this series we talked about the men behind the project that could make the Buy American movement go viral, and how their project is exploding into a firestorm of Buy American enthusiasm. Today, in the final chapter of this series, we will talk about how to bring that flame to every man and woman who loves this great nation.
That is where you and I come in. When I heard this project was afoot, I immediately contacted Josh and offered him my assistance. I asked him, “What can I do to make sure this ground-breaking project is a success?” Then it dawned on me: The key to making this small project being orchestrated from a kitchen table in West Virginia is to spread the word.
Right now, this is the project of just a few thoughtful individuals. But why not make this America’s project? Why not spread the word, and make this small budget film America’s big chance to bridge divides, both politically and socioeconomically, that have not been bridged in years? Why not take this opportunity, to forcefully remind ourselves that we are not powerless to control our economic futures, but empowered by our buying power to control our own collective destiny if we will each do our own small part by buying American more often?
Keep this in mind. The average American adult is responsible for over $700 in imported goods per month. With just a small change in our purchasing behavior, we could substantially reduce the U.S. trade deficit, and that would create millions of good-paying American jobs. We can do better.
So, this is what I am doing, and I sincerely hope you will join me:
- Forward this story to everyone you know. Put this on Facebook, Twitter, and email it all around.
- Go to: http://www.usa30days.com/. When you get there, make a contribution if you can, but more importantly, email Josh and tell him your thoughts about this project. He wants to hear your thoughts and stories for the film, and it will just be immensely important for the success of this project.
- Like this project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter. If the project gets 2000 Facebook fans and 2500 Twitter followers by April 30th (only a few days away!), Josh and company are going to select a Twitter finalist and a Facebook finalist (at random) and draw the winner between the two finalists. The winner (and one friend) will be flown to one of the filming locations of their choosing to spend one night and one day with the film-makers all expenses paid by them!
- Finally, if you have a high-profile contact that you know might want to appear in this film or help promote it when it’s done, please contact them and ask them to volunteer to be interviewed for this film by sending an email to Josh. We want Josh to be interviewing the best experts out there. If this project is going to make the most convincing case possible, Josh is going to need the best group of economists, politicians, historians, politicians, etc. he can possibly get involved. Just a little tweet can mean a lot for a film like this. Let’s use all our contacts to give this film the attention it deserves.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I’m through hoping for better outcomes for our country, when the status quo isn’t bringing them, and there is something I can actually do to make a difference. Don’t we owe it to ourselves to try to do our part to get our country back on the right track while we still can by buying American?
Our country needs a thriving buy American movement. Please join us. And please spread the word about the 30 Day Journey.
Let’s make this America’s project. Let’s have this project be the spark that make this buy American movement go viral.
Until next time, here’s to doing what we can to support our country by buying American.