TogetherWe was created to reflect the values of the various movements for equality throughout American history. Equality regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, or anything else is a doctrine that conceived this project and continues to inspire us every day.
Everyone at TogetherWE has always been enamored with the incredible measures that embattled Americans have gone to throughout history. However, the protests for racial equality that emerged in 2020 have inspired us to do something more; we wanted to find a way that we could make a difference. As artists, the answer was quite clear. Through meaningful and original designs, TogetherWe takes pride in the ability to creatively spread the message of love, equality, and peace. Even more important to us is that each and every purchase by our customers results in a donation to some of our most beloved organizations that continue the fight for equality as we speak.
On August 26th, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment
was officially adopted by the United States after years of activism for women's suffrage. Finally, a cause that had been active since before the Civil War was recognized, letting all women vote legally nationwide.
Enacted on July 2nd, 1964, the Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The act also outlawed segregation within education, employment, and public accommodations. The culmination of astounding heroic work from Rosa Parks to Martin Luther King Jr. (and many more) along with the historic March on Washington in 1963 led to this long overdue legislation.
Still the only federal law in the United States that regulates treatment of animals in research, transport, and by dealers, the Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. The law requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public. Several amendments have been made in the years since as we ensure that the treatment of our furry counterparts remain in focus.
Who we are and a timeline of things that have inspired us.
The 1970's saw strides being made within the gay community. The decade saw several LGBT political figures secure office such as Kathy Kozachenko and Harvey Milk. Thanks to the latter, the symbol of gay pride, the rainbow flag, was introduced in 1978. The following year, 100,000 people would participate in the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
June 26th of 2015 saw the United States Supreme Court rule that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, making it legal throughout the nation. A fight against hate that began all the way back in the 1970's, love eventually prevailed.
On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a police officer during an arrest, a continuation of a disturbing trend of unarmed black Americans being murdered by law enforcement. The response to this killing sparked a nationwide response; protests for racial equality have marched in all fifty states. In an inspirational movement, Americans of all backgrounds have come together once again to fight for justice.