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Stop from Supporting Torture!

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MoveOn has recently teamed up with Ben and Jerry, a major contributor to the torture and abuse of cows, to solicit contributions. We insist that as a supposedly-progressive organization, MoveOn immediately terminate all contracts and agreements with Ben and Jerry and pledge to no longer support businesses and industries who profit from the pain of animals.

The dairy industry is one of the most cruel businesses in the modern world. It is MUCH worse for the animals than meat production (although it is a full part of that industry). There is no room in any supposedly "progressive" organization for their support of businesses like Ben and Jerry who make their profit from the suffering of innocent animals. (Note too that the dairy/meat industry is also known for heavily exploiting undocumented workers. Is this ALSO what MoveOn supports??) MoveOn should be ashamed of themselves and I am ashamed that I had ever supported MoveOn.

Here is their campaign letter, dated July 2, 2017:

Hi, fellow MoveOn member,

It's Ben & Jerry, the ice cream guys. We wish we were writing to you about something delicious (like ice cream). But instead, we're writing about a big problem that leaves a foul taste in our mouths: money in politics.

More money than ever is flooding into politics in the age of Donald Trump. While Trump distracts us with his latest scandals and tweets, the richest 1%, corporations, and their lobbyists are more influential than ever behind the scenes in getting their way on the issues and buying our elections - while pushing the rest of us to the sidelines.

So what do we do about it? One word: RESIST. This time by stamping (and then spending) dollar bills with a simple message: "Resist Money in Politics - Amend the Constitution." (It's perfectly legal.)

It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "Public opinion is everything. Without it nothing can succeed. With it nothing can fail."

Stamping every single paper bill that you spend is a powerful way to get our resistance message against Donald Trump and the broken Congress out there.

Click here to chip in $15 or more to MoveOn and get your own "Resist Big Money In Politics - Amend the Constitution" stamp. To sweeten the deal even more, one lucky stamper will win a year's supply of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream!

Stamping money out of politics is one of the most important causes that the resistance can fight for. That's why one lucky stamper will win a year's supply of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

Because whether you care about affordable, accessible health care, the climate, closing private prisons, reducing military spending, or making an economy that works for everyone - not just the rich guys - there's one theme that connects all these fights: Big Money vs. the rest of us.

Each stamped bill will be seen an average of 875 times while it's in circulation, so taking a few minutes a day to stamp the money in your wallet is a lot of "bang for your buck!" As your bills circulate, so will your message about reclaiming our democracy.

And while you're taking action individually, you're helping MoveOn's collective actions to take our democracy back - which is key if we're going to overpower the Big Money that wants to keep buying and selling our political system.

With what we're facing from Washington and corporate media these days, we'll have to use every tool we have to get our resistance message out there.

Click here to get your "Resist Money in Politics" stamp right now - and join the resistance with your wallet. And remember, one lucky stamper will win a year's supply of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

Let's get stamping!

- Ben & Jerry

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