Rebecca Conn, a junior at Gloucester Township's Timber Creek High School, wants to save American jobs.
She thinks buying American is the way to do it. Rebecca is an ambassador for Girl Scout from Troop 30430 working on her Gold Award project. The Gold Award is an 80-hour service project meant to make a world impact.
“My project is educating, raising awareness and promoting buying American,” Rebecca said.
Rebecca is planning a Buy American Expo, an event that will showcase vendors who sell goods proudly made in America on November 16 at Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Washington Township.
“People tell me they’d love to buy American, but simply can’t find anything," she said.
Rebecca is looking for vendors who sell American-made products and has a “Proudly Made in the USA” website and Facebook page.
She’s shared her message with hundreds of local residents at her booths at Gloucester Township Day and Washington Township’s Super Saturday.
Creating jobs isn’t her only concern.
“Many countries allow unsafe working conditions and low wages,” Rebecca explains. “They don’t have to follow America’s child labor and environmental laws.”
If you’re interested in being a vendor, contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll send you the information.