Congresswomen's 'Squad' T-shirt Fundraiser and the New Face of Political Merchandise
After President Trump said that four American congresswomen should "go back to the totally broken and crime infested place from which they came," the quartet made up of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib started fundraising as a unit via T-shirt sales. (Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib were all born in the U.S.; Rep. Omar became a naturalized U.S. citizen at 17 after moving to the U.S. at 10.) In this case, the partnership plays on their nickname of "The Squad."
The T-shirts, available on the progressive fundraising platform ActBlue for $25, are simple. They're available in either black or white, and feature the words "We Are The Squad" in a vertically stacked alignment down the side front.