Speaking with the Voices of Thousands of Our Customers on Capitol Hill

John and I are meeting with members of Congress this week advocating for the rights of people with Down syndrome and all people with differing abilities. We are backed by the support we receive from thousands of customers at John’s Crazy Socks.

Our customers love that they get great socks (over 30,000 5-star reviews) and great service (every package gets a thank you note and candy from John). But there is so much more.

Our customers know that buying from us supports our Giving Back program that has raised over $750,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics and the National Down Syndrome Society.

Our customers know that we strive to show what people with differing abilities can do when given the opportunity. More than half our colleagues have a differing ability. We reach out to families, schools, social service agencies and businesses. And we advocate for the rights of people with differing abilities.

This week, John and I will speak to Senators and Representatives about raising the SSI Asset Levels, eliminating the subminimum wage, which allows employers to pay people with a disability as little as five cents an hour, and providing more support for people with differing abilities who want to start a business.

When they support John’s Crazy Socks, each of our customers becomes an advocate. When John and I speak with member of Congress, we do so not just with our own voices, but the voices of our customers, thousands of people who will not be defeated. Together, we will continue to work until people with differing abilities have equal access to work and services, until people with differing abilities have equal rights with all Americans.