Hi, it’s Ben, the guy on the right, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and now Head Stamper at StampStampede.org a non-profit, trans-partisan organization fighting to amend the constitution to get money out of politics.
While VPIRG’s taking on big money in politics at the state level, the Stampede helps to build the movement by encouraging Americans to legally rubber stamp paper currency with a demand to get money out of politics. So far there are over 25,000 of us! We are literally making our money talk by turning it into media.
We’re stamping messages such as:
Not 2 B used 4 Bribing Politicians
Stamp Money Out of Politics
What we are creating together is a “Petition on Steroids,” because once it goes into circulation, each stamped dollar is seen by 875 people.
It’s monetary Jiu Jitsu—using money to get money out of politics. If 1 person stamps 3 bills a day for a year, the message will reach 1 MILLION people. It’s totally legal (and fun too).
Click here to get a stamp and join the Stampede! They cost $10 and the first 25 people to order get a FREE PINT OF BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM.
PS—I’ll be joining VPIRG at UVM on Wednesday, October 15th from 2-4:00 in the Davis Center. Stop by and grab a stamp, register to vote, and get some free ice cream!