Sweet! Ben & Jerry’s Joins The Fight Against Citizens United

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield recently launched a campaign based on the belief that, while they are entitled to rights of free speech and privacy under the Constitution, their company is not.

Tired of watching unlimited amounts of corporate money drown out the voices of the American electorate, the Ben & Jerry’s brand recently joined the CEOs of Stonyfield, Patagonia, Seventh Generation and many other companies to create “Business for Democracy,” a collaborative effort that opposes the Citizens United decision.

“We are building a movement of engaged citizens and responsible business leaders working together to oppose this decision and Get the Dough Out of Politics,” said Cohen and Greenfield in a statement on GetTheDoughOut.org. “Our goal is to take back American democracy, and over-rule the Supreme Court, with a Constitutional Amendment that will keep corporate money out of our elections.”

Listen to Ben and Jerry in the video below to get the full scoop on why you should support this powerful initiative.

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Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke3 years ago

Time for me to purchase some Ben and Jerry's.....THANK YOU!!!

Shel G.
Shel G.3 years ago

Great- I'm always happy for more reasons to eat more Ben & Jerry's.

Seriously - kudos to them for taking a stand.

Joey Sullivan
Joe Sullivan3 years ago

I am not a huge ice cream eater. Albeit, I love these guys. This is a great day for getting money out of our politics, always good having a corporation on your side in a case such as this.

Denise L.
Denise L.3 years ago

read this yesterday, bought some of their ice cream today

Michele T.
Michele T.3 years ago

This is great news!

Even better since I love Ben and Jerry's Ice cream!

Frances C.
Frances C.3 years ago

This will be the only ice cream I will purchase from now on. I have already started shopping more at J.C. Penneys. So appreciate all the info we get here so we know what is happening.

Julia W.
Julia W.3 years ago

Fantastic! This is one more reason to support these men and this company.

Could not more of us boycott other less reasonable companies? Some of us already do.

Don H.
Don H.3 years ago

Cheers to Ben and Jerry!

s. ryan
p. q3 years ago


Christine S.
Christine S.3 years ago

I think I'll buy some of their ice cream tomorrow. Live long and prosper, gentlemen!