Saturday, July 13, 2019

90 degrees in Alaska??!!

Temperatures over the past few weeks have been breaking all-time records, and as much as we would like to joke about the heat boosting ice cream sales, this is no laughing matter.

Hi, fellow MoveOn member!

It's Ben and Jerry here—the ice cream guys. 

We don't know about you, but we've been struggling more than ever to beat the heat this summer.

Temperatures over the past few weeks have been breaking all-time records, and as much as we would like to joke about the heat boosting ice cream sales, this is no laughing matter. It is another sign of the future we will face if we do not take bold action now to stop climate change.

On the 4th of July, temperatures broke 90 degrees in Alaska, an all-time high.1 June saw all-time record high temperatures in eight European countries.2 And a recent report from the U.N. warns that a "climate apartheid" is coming, in which the rich are able to pay to stay safe against the heat and extreme weather, but hundreds of millions of people will be denied basic human rights as the world suffers the consequences of climate change.3

We are facing a generational crisis—and a younger generation is rising up with inspiring grassroots activism to bring international attention and action to this issue—but corporations and Big Money interests are doing everything they can to stop the United States from lifting a finger to solve it.

The flow of cash into the pockets of politicians from lobbyists, oil and gas companies, and billionaires bent on protecting their wealth is the biggest barrier to our government's taking action, and it is up to us to put a stop to it.

That is why we're partnering with MoveOn and asking you to join the movement protesting Big Money's death grip on our future by rubber-stamping our cash with the message "Stamp Money Out of Politics." And to sweeten the deal, when you order a stamp, we'll enter you to win a year's supply of ice cream!

Click here to donate $16 or more to support MoveOn's work to fight back against the climate crisis and we'll send you your very own stamp. One lucky stamper will also win free ice cream for a full year!

Don't worry, it's totally legal to stamp your bills, and the impact of a single stamped bill is enormous. Each stamped bill remains in circulation for years and is viewed on average 875 times. That means if you stamp just 20 $1 bills, 17,500 people will see our message!

We were thrilled when progressive leaders in Congress unveiled the Green New Deal and have felt real hope witnessing the continuing work of young activists from groups like the U.S. Youth Climate Strike and the Sunrise Movement, which has kept the climate crisis front and center around the globe.

But at the same time, lobbyists for companies like ExxonMobil are continuing their decades-long campaigning behind the scenes to buy off politicians, deny the incontrovertible science, and work hand in hand with Donald Trump and his administration to squash any attempts at addressing the crisis—all for the short-term goal of protecting their bottom lines.4

But we know the truth. We've seen the reports from scientists that say we have only a decade left to make the changes necessary to protect our planet's future. And there is no company on the planet that is worth more than the future of humanity.

That is why it is more important than ever that we demand an end to Big Money in politics and clear a path for bold legislation that can tackle the climate crisis without bowing down to corporate interests.

Eddie, will you join us in getting our message out?

Click here to chip in $16 or more to support MoveOn's work to address the climate crisis, and we'll send you your very own "Stamp Money Out of Politics" self-inking rubber stamp. You'll also be entered to win a year of free ice cream!

Thanks for all you do.

–Ben and Jerry

P.S.: Here is what your bills will look like once you join the Stamp Stampede!

Click here to chip in, get your free stamp, and start stamping!


1. "Heat waves bring record-breaking temperatures on a geological scale," TechCrunch, July 5, 2019

2. "European Heat Wave Shatters June Records in 8 Nations; France Set a New All-Time Record High," The Weather Channel, June 30, 2019

3. "'Climate apartheid': UN expert says human rights may not survive," The Guardian, June 25, 2019

4. "Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal?" The Intercept, February 28, 2019

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on July 16, 2019. 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: Political Action, 1442 Walnut Street #358, Berkeley, CA 94709. Contributions to Political Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

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