TAP America

November 22, 2011 07:01 ET

Black Friday Marks Start of "Buy American Month"

TAP America Urges Citizens to Purchase Domestically Made Goods, Experiential Gifts & Boycott China This Holiday Season

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - TAP America, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening America and its citizens, today declared December 2011 as "Buy American Month," just in time for the holiday shopping season. TAP America believes that the United States economy is suffering at the hands of the Chinese government due to their aggressive policies. To avoid the long lines on Black Friday, TAP America is asking for American citizens to buy American, give service-oriented gifts, and boycott products made in China, thereby sending a message to corporations and manufacturers that people value American workers, jobs and innovation.

Researching China's Influence Over America

According to TAP America Founder Mark Bloome, "Next year China needs to create over 25 Million new jobs to meet population growth and the Communist Government of China (CCP) will use any means to take jobs from Americans and bring them to China, and the failure of the USA economy to recover is proof of the effectiveness of the CCP's policies that include subsidies, theft of intellectual ideas and currency manipulation. We encourage all citizens to take 'Buy American Month' to heart and do their best to help boycott China this holiday season."

As part of "Buy American Month" TAP America has issued an in-depth research whitepaper that examines the expanding role of China in the global marketplace in terms of population, economic growth, human rights and military strength. This research paper highlights the threats and interdependent relationships of the Chinese government in hopes of eliciting change at the citizen-level to re-ignite the torch of liberty for America and the world. TAP reminds citizens to remember that it is not the Chinese people who pose a threat to America, but the Chinese Government ruled by the Chinese Communist Party.

Buy American for Holiday Shopping

"Asking Americans to buy American is not an easy task," said Richard Tso, Executive Director of TAP America. "Today most all electronic, clothing and textile goods are manufactured in China and popular American companies like Apple, REI, Walmart, and GAP are sending manufacturing jobs overseas in order to achieve short-term revenue gains. This holiday, in lieu of giving products as gifts, TAP America urges people to instead give experiential and service-oriented gifts like: gym memberships, concert tickets, some rounds at the golf course, or local restaurant gift certificates. If you need to purchase a product as a gift, then try to buy American to help our economy."

TAP America recently announced their TAP Certified Merchant program to encourage stores to stock at least 20% of U.S. goods and to increase their American made inventories by just 1% per month. As incentive, businesses who sign up are featured in news articles, included in the TAP online business directory, and are featured in a Groupon-like service called AmeriCoupon that helps people find deals on products made in America.

Since launching in January of 2011, TAP has created national awareness campaigns aimed at promoting tolerance, encouraging people to stay physically active, and to purchase products made in America. For more information about TAP America, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit

About TAP America
TAP America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and strengthening America and its citizens. Founded in 2011 TAP embodies what it means to be American by promoting patriotism, tolerance and Americanism through education and multimedia educational programs. The tenets of TAP encourage people to be physically active, embrace equality and support the American economy by purchasing products made in America. TAP America Founder Mark Bloome created the organization out of love for his country and its people and a desire to promote patriotism, free from political and economic self-interest. For more information about TAP America or to volunteer please visit

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  • Richard L. Tso
    Pseudosound Consulting LLC for TAP America
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