MARCH 25, 2003
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Santa Cruz Peace Activist Launches "BuyFrenchNow.com",
Counters Pro-War Boycott Of French Products
CRUZ, CA - March 25 - A progressive activist couple based in Santa
Cruz, Thomas and Gunilla Leavitt, have launched a web site in
reaction to the pro-war campaign to boycott everything French.
the site's content editor, "With pro-war forces intent on banning
the word 'French' from the American vocabulary, and the pro-war
Republican House contingent engaged in ignorant lunacies like
renaming French Toast (which was actually invented in New York
in 1724 by Joseph French) to 'Freedom Toast', the peace movement
needs a convenient and comprehensive way to counter ongoing boycott
efforts against France. BuyFrenchNow.com
allows them to demonstrate their support for the people and
government of France as they resist the rush to war in Iraq. BuyFrenchNow.com
offers a comprehensive and constantly expanding array of goods
through partnerships with established Internet merchants, ensuring
quality goods and timely delivery."
been a ton of media coverage, pro and con, discussing a boycott
of French products, but until now, there has been no way for the
average activist to directly and publicly counter the effects
of the pro-war boycott of French products. BuyFrenchNow.com
intends to meet that need. In support of our effort, we launched
a nationwide grassroots publicity campaign, and are already generating
widespread attention and publicity for the concept."
A portion of
the proceeds generated by BuyFrenchNow.com
will go to support Santa Cruz area peace organizations and California
based French charities.
is only the latest in a string of activist web sites conceived
and designed by Thomas and Gunilla Leavitt (who has designed over
250 commercial, governmental and non-profit web sites since 1994).
Last summer, they launched SavageStupidity.com,
a site aimed at exposing the truth about Hate Radio talk show
host Michael Savage. SavageStupidity.com
has since generated over 2 million hits and currently receives
more than 60,000 unique page views every month (and climbing).
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