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Pre-Order Film Festival Shirts - Defense of Democracy T-shirt: Unisex, Ladies V-neck or Longsleeve, etc.

Pre-Order Film Festival Shirts - Defense of Democracy T-shirt: Unisex, Ladies V-neck or Longsleeve, etc.

Regular price $25.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $25.00 USD
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PLEASE NOTE: We are taking pre-orders for this item.  Film Festival shirts will be mailed out approximately as soon as possible, they may or may not arrive before the festival.

We are taking pre-orders so that we can get as many sponsors as possible on the back of the shirt and so that we can hopefully do a bulk order and get them screenprinted and help us to raise more money!

Front of Shirt features the Defense of Democracy Film Festival logo (11" wide) 

Back of the shirt will feature the event sponsors.  Since these are TBD, the artwork will not be finalized until April. 

Shirt Options: 
These will hopefully be screenprinted onto soft ringspun cotton or cotton blend t-shirts in standard sizes. If we do not sell enough for a bulk order, these will be produced in-house by Panda Designs and Marketing with HTV or DTF. 

All event t-shirts are Black t-shirts with White Imprint.
Hosts will receive 1 complimentary Host shirt with Gold Imprint. 

Available in:

Unisex Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-shirt up to 4XL 
Ladies V-neck Short Sleeve T-shirts up to size 4XL (28/30)
Unisex Longsleeve up to 3XL

Shirt brands may vary between Jerzee Premium Ring Spun Blend, Gildan Softstyl, The District, etc. depending on decoration method and availability. All of the brands we use run true to size.  Please see the size chart in the images and if in doubt, order a size up. 

About the Defense of Democracy Film Festival

From April 25-28 volunteers will host a viewing of the award-winning film 1946. Hosts will choose the date/time/location of their event within the window of April 25-28.  Learn more about the Film Festival, see sponsorship and hosting and more at: 

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.

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

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 more film festival and DofD merch!

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

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 affiliate groups that include “Veterans Defending Democracy”, “Students Defending Democracy”, “and "Faith Leaders Defending Democracy."

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.

Shop Policies and Disclaimers: 

FREE SHIPPING if your order total is more than $35

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.

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.

Custom Orders, Special Requests, and Bulk Orders
I love bringing people’s visions to life! 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, 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 or Screenprinting

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