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.