July 17, 2019
Kira Kids x Carolyn Suzuki’s Congresswomen T-shirt featured in Cool Mom Picks.
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When I read what Trump said to our freshman congresswoman, “...Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came…” I got that same lump in my throat I used to get whenever a kid would say “go back to China !” on the playground (my parents are from Japan, but I was born in Los Angeles). The idea that looking different was somehow un-American was pretty acceptable in those days, especially to little kids. But for the 73 year old “leader” of our great nation in 2019, to tell 4 elected leaders who are very much as American as he, to leave their homeland because they dare to want better for ALL of us is unfathomable. Our right to openly critique our country is one of the most beautiful parts of American Democracy. I’ve collaborated with @kirakids on a Congresswoman Tee (available for both kids and adults) 100% of the proceeds will benefit the nonpartisan non-profit @sheshouldrun which promotes leadership and encourages women from all walks of life to run for office. Link to the Tees are in my profile 👆🏽
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