Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pre-order your t-shirt!

Want to maximize our impact at the capitol in two weeks? Buy and wear a black got midwife? t-shirt! Imagine a sea of black got midwife? t-shirts filling the capitol, showing the Illinois General Assembly that WE NEED MIDWIVES!

We are going to order a limited number of black got midwife? t-shirts for the rally. You can help us pay for the order, by pre-ordering on PayPal! (Please read all the instructions below and then visit and click on the PayPal Donate button on the lower left to pre-order your shirt.)

The t-shirt is be 100% cotton, short-sleeved black t-shirt (more details coming Friday, after the holiday), with white printing across the chest saying, got midwife?

Cost is $12 if picked up at the rally, or
$15 if you to ship it to your home after the rally, ground delivery of our choice.

Sizes available:

Youth XS, S, M, L, XL
Adult S, M, L, XL (XXL AND XXXL available for an additional $2/must order by )

Because we are not a company that normally sells merchandise, we have a few special notices.

IF YOU PRE-ORDER FOR PICK UP AT THE RALLY, YOU MUST PRINT OUT YOUR RECEIPT AND BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE RALLY!!! We will have a list for the earlier orders placed, but at some point we will be traveling and preparing for the hearing, so we will not have a complete list at the rally, and we are very limited in the time we have to place the final order. If we don't have you listed, you will have to have proof of payment via your PayPal receipt, to pick up your shirt or will have to pay cash of what is still available to pick up a shirt that day.

We are ordering a limited number of t-shirts. We can only guarantee to reserve sizes pre-ordered by Sunday January 4, 2008. We will try our best but cannot 100% guarantee size availability if you order after Sunday, January 4, 2009. Otherwise, all t-shirts are on a first come, first served basis at the time of pickup, the days of the rally, January 12/13, 2009.

When you order, you must write in your PayPal comments section the number of t-shirts, in which sizes, and the name of the person who will pick up the t-shirts in Springfield. Please include the full street address where the shirt should be shipped. IF WE DON'T RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESERVE YOUR SHIRTS. Again, we are not a company that normally sells products, so our PayPal account is set up differently.

If you order a shirt to be shipped to you, it will be shipped after the rally, and will take up to approximately 5-9 business days after we ship it.

We will not have pickup before the rally. We will not be able to tell you ahead of time, if we still have the sizes you want if you order after Sunday, January 4, 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience any of this might cause, but ordering early will help assure you get the shirt in the size you need.

I hope that is not too confusing! We want to be clear on what our limitations are. Basically the sooner you place your order, the better it will be for everyone and help us do our best to meet your needs.

(Don't worry -- if you don't have a t-shirt for some reason, we will have free got midwife? buttons available for everyone attending the rally, so it will be clear that you are there to rally for home birth midwives!)

Have a very happy and safe New Year!!!

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