Saturday, May 30, 2015

First, Ben & Jerry's. Now, Citizens United.

We're battling against the wealthiest corporate interests in America. So we need the strongest, boldest grassroots movement we can build.

Hi MoveOn member,

This is Ben Cohen, the "Ben" of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. I've decided to put my money where my mouth is by building a national, grassroots campaign to get Big Money out of politics.

The truth is that I can't outspend the big political donors whose influence is corrupting our political system. I can't chase them out, scare them out, or shout them out. But together, we can all stamp them out.

The Stamp Stampede is a movement of tens of thousands of Americans legally stamping dollar bills with a simple message: "Stamp Money Out Of Politics—Amend the Constitution." 

I know my fellow MoveOn members have been sending that same message through phone calls, rallies, and petitions for years, which is why I want to invite you to also spread that message by stamping your money—and support MoveOn in the process.

Will you donate at least $10 to support MoveOn's important efforts to overturn Citizens United? If you do, MoveOn will send you your own stamp so you can spread this message about getting Big Money out of politics.

Click here to chip in, join the campaign to overturn Citizens' United, and help stamp big money out of politics.

Want to break up the big banks? Want to reduce the Pentagon's budget? Want to strengthen—not cut—Social Security? Want to take real steps to fight climate change?

Then your first order of business is to stamp money out of politics—because as long as big corporations, the 1%-ers, and their lobbyists can buy as much influence as they want, the rest of us will see no progress on the issues we care about the most. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

You can stamp your foot ... and you'll end up with a footache. Or you can stamp your dollar bills (yes, it's perfectly legal) and let your money do the talking. As your bills circulate, so will your message about reclaiming our democracy. It's like a petition on steroids—each bill will be seen an average of 875 times!1

And while you're taking action individually, you're also funding MoveOn's collective action—which is key if we're going to overpower the Big Money that wants to keep buying and selling our political system.

Will you chip in $10 or more—so MoveOn can continue to fight to overturn Citizens United and beat back the influence of Big Money, and so you can get your own stamp and join the Stamp Stampede? Click here to get your stamp—and help stamp Big Money out of politics—with a donation of $10 or more.

I'm excited to be working with MoveOn because they get the importance of this fight.

  • MoveOn members helped push the Senate to hold a historic vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United last fall.
  • MoveOn members were part of the coalition that delivered 5 million signatures calling to overturn Citizens United this January.
  • Over 100,000 MoveOn members signed petitions, made phone calls, and attended rallies urging President Obama to issue an executive order that all federal contractors must disclose political spending.

If this fight were easy, we'd be done by now. But we're battling against the wealthiest corporate interests in America—so we need the strongest, boldest grassroots movement we can build. That includes MoveOn and the Stamp Stampede, and it really relies on all of you.

Can you pitch in $10 or more today? Your money will make sure MoveOn keeps pushing for executive and legislative action to reclaim our democracy—and you'll get a stamp so you can tell the world: "Stamp Money Out of Politics—Amend the Constitution."

Click here to chip in and help stamp money out of politics.

With you in the fight,

–Ben Cohen, Stamper-in-Chief

P.S. Here's an example of what a stamped bill looks like:

What do you say? Are you ready to get stamping?

Click here to chip in $10 or more, get your stamp, and join the fight to stamp money out of politics.


1. The Stamp Stampede, accessed May 12, 2015

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