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A Movement That Can Transform The World

Ben Cohen  | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Bernie's campaign was never about one person, it was never about winning one election, it was about sparking a political revolution and toppling the status-quo. That's why it is critical to continue Bernie's fight.

Ferrari Rides, Rolexes, And Designer Clothes, Just The Perks of being an elected official

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Besides Ferrari rides and a ton of high-end golf attire, Bob McDonnell scored a custom monogrammed Rolex that spelled out his job title at the time, "71st Governor of Virginia," which was either a futile reminder or a grim joke.

Donna the Buffalo's Stampede Tour to Stamp Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

With the 2016 election around the corner, there is no better time to spotlight this issue and make clear to the presidential candidates that we need to stamp big money out of our political system.

How Congress Double-Crossed Taxpayers and Created a Corrupt Private Prison Empire

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

The Mount Everest revenue growth in the private-prison industry unequivocally represents everything that's wrong with our pay-to-play government.

The Fight Against Super PACs and Cashola-Fueled Corruption

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While political bigwigs from both parties have publicly opposed big money in politics, they still plan on using heaps and heaps of it in the 2016 race. Unfortunately, their convictions on campaign reform are squeaking out from inside our currently screwed up political structure.

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While nine in ten Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit.

Why Some Profit-Hungry Corporations Hate Earth Day

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Ben Cohen 

Earth day is a reminder that change takes time and work, and decades of commoditized political influence can only be undone by "We the People" through a constitutional amendment that states, "Money is not free speech -- and corporations are not people."

If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling five years ago, the influx of big money in politics has distorted Washington's ability to represent the people's interests over corporate interests.

Why I Ditched My Credit Cards for Cash

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Corporate greed and power has overtaken our political system. Recent Supreme Court rulings chose to empower rich donors over voters.

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making table we're going to have to stamp out Big Money.

Nobody Wants Sewer Money Stinking up Congress... Except Congress

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Washington's long streak of bad decision-making often comes down to big money's influence in our political system. Our representatives are fettered to well-heeled special interest groups who help fund their campaigns in America's pricey elections.

Could Monetary Jiu-Jitsu Mute the Siren Call of Big Money in 2016?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

This is our chance to tell our politicians face-to-face what we really think: We're sick and tired of big money in politics. We're fed up with elections that look more like auctions. We're disgusted by election laws that permit "legalized bribery."

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

In the 40 years since Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles.

Restoring Faith In U.S. Democracy

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Over 140 organizations and millions of activists have banded together to counteract the Supreme Court's nefarious slash-and-burn of campaign finance restrictions, implemented to safeguard our democratic process from becoming a plutocracy where the wealthy few call all the shots.

Turning Money Into Millions of Miniature Billboards

Ben Cohen  | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

The Stamp Stampede is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to a form of monetary jiu jitsu: using money to get big money out of politics. There are now over 30,000 Stampeders who have purchased rubber stamps in order to revamp their bills with messages like "Not To Be Used For Buying Elections" and "Corporations Are Not People."

Money-Hungry Lawmakers Undermine the Will of the People

Ben Cohen  | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Just when you thought the influence of big money in politics hit a fever pitch this year with our $4 billion midterm, our lawmakers snuck in a closing reminder that money reigns supreme in Washington.

Is Big Money Being Used to Bully Judges?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

When corporations with a private agenda can selectively barrage our airwaves with attack ads, they can shape the national conversation, destroy reputations or curry favor with politicians. They can even influence our judiciary system.

What the Media Doesn't Want you to Know about Money in Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While the media has skirted this pressing matter, organizers everywhere are trying to put a kibosh on obscene sums of money winning elections.

Will Fair Elections Return to Hawaii?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

It has come to a point where the only people represented in Washington are those who can pay a high-priced lobbyist and bankroll election campaigns. With the recent Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v FEC, that will eliminate the aggregate limit on campaign contributions, the situation is about to get even worse.

Paul Blumenthal

Here's How Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Wants To Stamp Money Out Of Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These days Ben Cohen, co-founder and former CEO of Ben & Jerry's, is trying to make an impact with stamps, not scoops. His target: the i...

Stuff Your Stockings and Help Save Our Democracy

Ben Cohen  | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

With money corrupting politics, partisans shuttering government, and brinksmanship replacing leadership, this Christmas I'm giving the give the gift of democracy -- rubber stamping technology that's designed to stamp big money out of politics.

A Viral Movement to #GetMoneyOut of Politics

Edward Erikson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Edward Erikson

The Holy Grail for content producers is that one image, that one video, that one web-comic that captures the salivating, side-cracking, eye-misting audience connection. There is something inherently viral about the circulation of money.

Campaign Finance Reform: Money In or Money Out?

Edward Erikson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Edward Erikson

The flow of big money doesn't necessarily mean that our politicians are bought and owned, but it gives large donors unparalleled access to candidates and unprecedented influence in shaping the national conversation and debate.

Ben & Jerry's Founder: Get Money Out!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to Washington, where frozen treats and political activism meet. On Tuesday, the Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Union Statio...