This message is from Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, but you probably know us better as Ben and Jerry, the ice cream guys.
Our country is in a sticky situation. And let us tell you, being in the ice cream business for 40 years now, we know sticky. And we know how to deal with it. The 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission, opened the floodgates to money in politics and was one of the most cone-headed Supreme Court decisions in American history.
You can see the corrosive effects in Donald Trump’s billionaires-only White House today — including the horrific tax scam, the nomination of corporate crony Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, and, now, threats to kill off the Endangered Species Act so that oil and gas companies can rake in bigger profits.
Now, more than ever, it’s Big Money vs. the rest of us.
So we’re partnering with MoveOn again and asking you to join over 100,000 of us who are protesting the sugar daddies’ buy-off of our democracy by rubber-stamping dollar bills with the message, "Resist Big Money in Politics." It’s totally legal. And the act of stamping is actually cathartic — you can stamp pretty hard and get some of your frustration out! So come join us.
Click here to chip in $15 or more to MoveOn and get your very own "Resist Big Money in Politics" self-inking rubber stamp. One lucky stamper will even win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a full year!
Each stamped bill is viewed on average 875 times. This is a protest that will live on, because these mini billboards stay in circulation for two and a half years. Together, we’ve already stamped millions of bills with our message. Haven’t seen one yet? Help us stamp the bills in your pocket!
We are just 93 days from the most important midterm elections of our lives, when we will either scoop up progressive victories and cream Republicans, helping to stop Trump from melting down our democratic institutions—or go down a rocky road of even more revolting decisions by Trump and his half-baked colleagues. That is why it is more important than ever that we stand up for (and stamp!) our beliefs, visibly and often.
There’s no fudging the facts: Getting Big Money out of politics is the first step to achieving so much of our progressive agenda.
- It’s Big Money that led Republicans to begin dismantling the Endangered Species Act, a piece of legislation that has saved countless animals — including the symbol of America, the bald eagle — from extinction.
- It’s Big Money pulling every string to make sure Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
- It’s Big Money that will watch the president of the United States praise a dictator and call our country "foolish" and still stand behind him, all to protect their cherry-on-top tax cuts.
We need to get Big Money out of politics. Can you help us make this message reverberate more powerfully than ever before, all the way through the midterms?
Thanks for all you do.
–Ben & Jerry
P.S. Here’s a picture of what a bill looks like after it’s stamped! Sweet, right?
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No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on August 8, 2018. You may enter by making a donation here. Alternatively, you can enter without making a donation. One winner will receive the following prize package: 52 pints of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (approximate retail value: $234). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Promotion open to all U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: MoveOn.org Political Action, 1442 Walnut Street #358, Berkeley, CA 94709.