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today's action Tell the NFL: Don't Fine Players for Raising Domestic Violence Awareness

Today is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We must stand up for women, and help bring awareness to domestic violence — just like Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was doing when he wore purple shoes for an NFL game last month. But instead of applauding this awareness, the NFL fined him nearly $6,000 for the shoe color violation.

He was personally affected by it when his Mother was shot and killed by his stepfather when he was only 7 years old. Now, as a professional athlete with so much visibility, Gay wore purple shoes to bring awareness to the issue. Acts like these can help make change, but the NFL regulations must allow such public awareness, and not punish it.

For today's Daily Action, honor this international day and tell the NFL to help put an end to domestic violence: don't fine players for raising awareness of important causes!

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If for some reason you choose not to take the action above, please take a look at our alternative action.

alternative action 'The True Cost' of Cheap Clothes

What is the true cost of the clothes on your back? Consider the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,138 workers. That's when Andrew Morgan started asking questions about the fashion industry, and was inspired to make the film "The True Cost."

For today's Secondary Action, watch the trailer for "The True Cost" and read Care2's exclusive interview with Andrew Morgan to start learning the truth about the garment industry.

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