We are Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Go ahead and ask us anything!
Hi folks. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield here, but you probably just know us as Ben & Jerry.
I (Ben) have done an AMA before, but I'm bringing Jerry along for the ride. Victoria's helping us out via phone today. A little bit about us:
Ben: So, first things first, my favorite flavor is Cherry Garcia. Now that that is out of the way, I am head stamper at the Stamp Stampede and am getting ready to walk across New Hampshire, from Dixville Notch to Nashua as part of the NH Rebellion, which is a nonpartisan movement to put the issue of money in politics at the center of the 2016 presidential primary.
Jerry says: My favorite flavor is Americone Dream. I am on the board of trustees for the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and I spent a lot time over the last year supporting movement to win mandatory GMO labeling both here in Vermont as well as Oregon and nationally. I'm also a mad money stamper.
We're here because January 21st is the 5th anniversary of Citizens United, which was a Supreme Court ruling that gave corporations the ability to spend limitless sums of money to influence our elections.
We hope you join us in asking for a Constitutional Amendment that will keep corporate money out of our elections. Learn more here.
With that out of the way - AUA!
EDIT FROM JERRY
I just want to add our thanks to all the people at reddit who are having some fun with us, and come visit us in Vermont!
EDIT FROM BEN
Or even better - in real life! And don't forget to go to http://www.stampstampede.org/ - get yourself a stamp and you get free ice cream for the next hour!