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99 Problems but a Book Ain't One - Defense of Democracy T-shirt: Unisex, Ladies V-neck or Longsleeve

99 Problems but a Book Ain't One - Defense of Democracy T-shirt: Unisex, Ladies V-neck or Longsleeve

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Introducing our "99 Problems but a Book Ain't One" t-shirt, a celebration of the power of knowledge and a nod to the Defense of Democracy's commitment to inclusive education. This shirt combines style, substance, and a dash of activism.

Available in multiple styles – unisex crewneck, ladies v-neck, or long sleeve – and crafted in classic black, it's a versatile addition to your wardrobe. The standout feature of this shirt is its striking imprint, which showcases the words "I've got 99 problems but a book ain't one." This clever twist on a famous line underscores the importance of literature and education in our lives.

The graphic element of the Defense of Democracy logo takes center stage, featuring an open book with an outstretched arm holding a torch, surrounded by stars. It's a symbol of enlightenment and the transformative power of education. Below the logo, you'll find the website, an invitation for others to join the cause.

Choose between two imprint options: the soft white HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) for a classic look or the mesmerizing rainbow holographic HTV for an eye-catching finish. Whichever you choose, you're making a statement about the value of education and the role it plays in shaping our society.

Wear this shirt with pride, knowing that you're not just expressing your unique style but also championing the Defense of Democracy's mission to protect and enhance public education for all. Order your "99 Problems but a Book Ain't One" shirt today and make your voice heard.

Shirt Options:

1. Unisex Crewneck = Gildan SoftStyle T-shirts

2. Ladies V-neck = The District Women's The Concert Tee V-Neck

3. Unisex Longsleeve T-shirt = Gildan Softstyle

At Defense of Democracy, we are dedicated to preserving public education and fighting against the harmful influence of far-right extremists. Our hand torch logo, featuring a hand holding a torch emerging from a book with stars, symbolizes the power of knowledge and our unwavering commitment to safeguarding our schools.

With the words "Defense of Democracy" and "Advocates, Americans & Allies" framing the logo, our t-shirt boldly showcases your support for inclusive education and community-driven advocacy.

Our Gildan soft style t-shirts are crafted from high-quality fabric, ensuring a comfortable and flattering fit. The heat transfer vinyl (HTV) imprint, available in white or eye-catching rainbow holographic, adds a vibrant touch to the design.

Wear our t-shirt with pride and raise awareness about the importance of saving our schools from far-right extremists. As an education advocacy group, we believe in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classrooms and empowering teachers to create safe and supportive learning environments.

Please note that while both HTV options are rated for up to 50 washes, the rainbow holographic HTV is more delicate. To maintain the longevity of your shirt, we recommend washing it in cold water, inside out, and tumble drying on low heat.

Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL (Please refer to the size chart for accurate measurements). See other listings for Hoodies, Tanks, stickers, signs, bags, and more!

Join the movement for inclusive education and support our mission to defend public schools. Wear our Defense of Democracy t-shirt proudly and make a difference.

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Official Merch forDefense of Democracy. A portion of all sales is donated back to Defense of Democracy.

Decoration Method
Decorated with premium Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) that is soft with a matte finish OR Rainbow Holographic HTV.
White imprint on the Front features the Defense of Democracy's iconic logo with stars, a book, and a torch. White imprint on the back features the text-only version of the logo and a QR code that directs people to

If you do not see the style in the size that you want, please contact me! I can probably get it but due to supply chain issues, it might take a week or two. This is especially true for 3XL - 5XL. Yes, I can get 5XL's but I may need extra time as my warehouse often does not have these in stock in all colors.

Check other listings for other shirts, bags, hoodies, tank tops, car magnets, and more!

About Defense of Democracy
Defense of Democracy is a nonpartisan group advocating for an inclusive public education system. 
We advocate for legislators, educators, and administrators who will work to maintain communities as well as a public education system that supports and enhances our shared experiences regardless of religious beliefs, cultural background, or sexual orientation.

Defense of Democracy advocates for parents, teachers, students, librarians, and all Americans who are fighting every day to protect their civil rights from hate groups.

In the spring of 2022, two moms in a small upstate New York town came together to fight back against three candidates endorsed by the hate group Moms for Liberty who were running for school board in their community. Karen Svoboda and Laura Leigh Abby were quickly joined by others and a hard-working team of parents and they were able not only to defeat these candidates but to mobilize a community and double voter turnout. As of February 2023, Defense of Democracy has over 25 chapters and 3 affiliate groups throughout the United States.

Defense of Democracy is made up of people from all walks of life. Among our corps of volunteers, there are subgroups that include “Veterans Defending Democracy”, “Youth Defending Democracy”, “Librarians Defending Democracy” and many more. 
We are fighting back against the rise of Christian Nationalism and hate that is actively fighting to destroy our public schools, ban books, and punish LGBTQ+ ( and especially trans students,) teachers, and other marginalized groups. We have a list of core beliefs that we believe are essential for a strong education system and democracy and we encourage anyone who is outraged by the current state of affairs and hate-filled attacks on our schools to learn more about us and our beliefs at
Defense of Democracy is passionately committed to bipartisanship and welcomes anyone who is interested in protecting their fellow Americans, in particular, those in marginalized communities, from oppression. Some of our most vocal advocates are individuals who by all counts are considered “conservative” but happen to know and love people in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.

FREE SHIPPING if your order total is more than $35

Production Note
If you need it quickly, please check with me to see which styles and sizes I have in stock. Otherwise, I do a pick-up from the warehouse at least once a week for shirts.

I will message you if there are any expected delays! Please be sure to check your email and or Etsy messages.

About the Shirt
Gildan Softstyle Ringspun Cotton T-shirt in standard and extended unisex sizing. (Please see the size chart if in doubt.)
4.5 oz., 100% preshrunk ringspun cotton jersey

Gildan's manufacturing process utilizes 45% renewable energy
Gildan’s Community Investment Program supports education, the environment, humanitarian aid, and active living in the communities we do business in

Please note: If we cannot get your size in stock, we will contact you about substitutions. If you do not respond to messages within 48 hours we will use our best judgment in substituting a similar brand in the same size and style.

Care Instructions:
For best results wash in cold water without fabric softener. Dry flat or tumble dry on low heat.
Imprint is made using premium Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).

Panda Designs Crafts Shop Policies:
All orders are custom to order, because of this I will only do exchanges for damaged items. If you have an issue with your order, please message contact me ASAP so I can make it right.

Colors and Sizes are Subject to Availability.
If the size or color you ordered is not available, I will message you via Etsy messages to discuss options. Please be sure to check the app or your email for messages.

If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, I will make the best comparable substitution that I can find such as using another brand in the same size and color.

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I refund any shipping overages >$1 for multiple items purchased in a single order.
Orders of $35 or more receive FREE SHIPPING!

Custom Orders, Special Requests, and Bulk Orders
I love bringing people’s visions to life! Message me Etsy app or email me at to discuss custom orders, special requests, or bulk orders.

When you purchase from me, you’re helping support an independent, queer, disabled creator and activist and her family. I have been creative all my life and I have always loved making things that others can enjoy. Whether it is a t-shirt, crocheted doll, knit hat, a company logo or website, a spooky Halloween sign, or tools to help other creators, I love to bring my imagination to life! I have a BS in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration so I also love when I can help other activists!

Merch Fulfillment- does your group or organization want to offer shirts and other merch but you don't have the hundreds of dollars often required to setup a merch shop? We offer merch fulfillment for groups of all sizes! Contact me today to discuss options!

Looking for something custom? Message me and we can talk about bringing your vision to life! If your group, company, or organization is looking to have shirts, cups, and other merch items, reach out to me today to discuss our Merch Fulfillment services.

Materials: Ringspun Cotton V Neck Tee,Heat Transfer Vinyl

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