MoveOn: Ben & Jerry’s – Stamp Money Out Of Politics

Via MoveOn.org:

Ben and Jerry here—the ice cream guys.

Right-wing billionaire Peter Thiel has been writing $10 million checks to GOP candidates running in this year’s midterm elections.1

He’s backing 16 Senate and House candidates, many of whom have embraced Donald Trump’s Big Lie of a stolen election.2

There are some things you should know about Thiel: He says he’s come to “no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible” and regularly hosts and attends white supremacist events.3

He is also a tax dodger who has used stock deals unavailable to most people to amass a “$5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank,” according to an exposé by ProPublica.4

You read that right: $5 billion.

Now, with control of Congress up for grabs in a few short months—the Senate is tied, 50-50, and Democrats have the narrowest majority in history in the House—we can be sure that Thiel and his right-wing billionaire buddies will spend whatever it takes to buy GOP control of Congress, paving the way for massive billionaire giveaways, attacks on our democracy and climate, and a preview of Trump’s reelection schemes.

We absolutely can’t let that happen!

Which is why we’re partnering with MoveOn to protest Big Money in politics. We’re asking you to join us in rubber-stamping bills with the message, “Stamp Money Out of Politics.” It’s totally legal, and every stamped bill becomes a mini billboard that is seen by an average of 875 people as it gets passed around.

Just click here, chip in $16 or more, and we’ll send you your very own “Stamp Money Out of Politics” rubber stamp! The money will be used to help defeat the GOP this November, and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year!

Wow! A free dollar decorator, a chance to fork over more bucks to MoveOn, AND a chance to win free ice cream for a year. Hard to resist!

Seriously, this is a great way to protest Big Money in politics. These mini billboards stay in circulation for 2.5 years, and each bill is viewed by nearly 1,000 people.

And when you chip in, you’re not just getting a self-inking “Stamp Money Out of Politics” rubber stamp in return, you’re also fueling MoveOn’s efforts to defeat GOP far-right, Big Lie candidates and elect diverse and inspiring progressive leaders who will fight for real progress on everything from voting rights to climate change.

Oh, and you’ll also be entered into a drawing to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year!

More than 100,000 MoveOn members have joined our protest and stamped millions of bills. Will you join us?

Click here and chip in $16 or more to get your “Stamp Money Out of Politics” rubber stamp and be entered into the drawing to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year!

Thanks for all you do.

–Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
Co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s
Diligent Stampede Money Stampers

Sources:

1. “The Right’s Would-Be Kingmaker,” The New York Times, February 14, 2022
https://act.moveon.org/go/161706?t=5&akid=321008%2E19452861%2E4lA1EL

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. “Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank,” ProPublica, June 24, 2021
https://act.moveon.org/go/161707?t=7&akid=321008%2E19452861%2E4lA1EL

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump’s agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation’s pendulum back towards sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Click here to chip in $5, or whatever you can afford.

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2022. 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, 9450 SW Gemini Drive, #57224, Beaverton, OR 97008-7105. Contributions to MoveOn.org Political Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

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