Campaigning has become an American hallmark – an act which is defined by all the basic principles Americans are proud of and the ability to determine what kind of society we want to live in. Americans have always used creative symbols and slogans in campaigns – these are proven ways of catching attention and reinforcing cause. Silicone wristbands have become a popular, trendy way of doing just that – creating awareness and unifying people over a common goal.
The kinds of causes that wristbands can be used for are endless. Your cause can be something limited to a specific community of people or it can be a major issue, extending to national or even international boundaries. The cause may be something people have been championing for a long time in different ways, or it may be a brand new concern. Either way, custom wristbands can serve as powerful symbols of your cause or movement and simultaneously be used to raise funds for the cause. Here are just a few examples of causes wristbands can be used for:
- Animal Rights – Large animal rights organizations may use wristbands that raise awareness about the inhumane treatment of animals; or an organization may rally around a local incident or specific situation such as an institutions’ choice to carry out inhumane experiments on animal.
- Environmental Concerns – The environment is something that almost everyone cares about. Organizations or groups can use silicone bands to protest looming environmental threats, such as the drilling of a rare wildlife refuge, or they can be successfully used as a way to galvanize community action to revitalize a dilapidated neighborhood.
- Women’s Rights – Women’s rights issues run the gamut from the stance against domestic violence or rape to the controversial pro-choice movement. Women’s rights may also address issues like maternity leave laws or equal pay.
- Human Rights – Some human rights causes address issues such as the use of overseas sweatshops, religious freedom, the treatment of prisoners, or human trafficking.
- Political Issues – Political causes are typically controversial and usually have strong adherents on either side of the cause. Political causes span a wide range of concerns that are also personal: health, family life, civil liberties, economic freedom, etc. Personalized silicone bracelets are a powerful way to show your solidarity with a political stance.