by Eleanor J. Bader

Babies Bearing Slogans

Jennifer Weiss and Lauren Brown have great memories of the political work they did while undergraduates at the University of Michigan. “We did stuff on choice and against U.S. involvement in Central America,” says Weiss. Then college ended. While both women remained active—Weiss in New York and Brown in Washington—it was not until they had children that they found a new direction for their activism. Brainstorming led to the creation in May of babypolitico, a children’s clothing company that sells onesies and t-shirts with overtly progressive political messages: “Don’t Mortgage My Future. Vote Kerry in 2004,” “Activism Starts Early” and “I’m Too Young to Vote. What’s Your Excuse?”

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