Today, April 14th is “Free Cone Day” at Ben & Jerry’s nationwide. At the 940 Elm Street location in Manchester, NH, ice cream lovers coming by for their free scoop between noon and 8:00 pm will also be able to Stamp their money and learn more about the Stamp Stampede.
StampStampede.org is tens of thousands of Americans supporting the movement to get money out of politics by legally stamping messages onto US currency.
Here in New Hampshire, more than 60 small businesses have already joined the Stampede and are hosting “stamping stations” where customers can stamp their currency and learn more about the issue. Almost 1,000 Granite Staters are beautifying their bucks with messages like “Not to be Used for Bribing Politicians.” Each stamped bill is seen by an estimated 875 people as it circulates through the local economy.
At the grassroots level, there is broad bipartisan support for overturning Citizens United and ending the influence of special interests. Four out of five New Hampshire Republicans think Congress is more interested in special interests than its constituents. More than two-thirds of New Hampshire voters support a Constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United. So far, 68 of the state’s cities and towns have passed local resolutions asking for a Constitutional amendment.
The state Legislature is considering two measures about Citizens United. The House passed a bipartisan measure calling for a Constitutional Convention. The Senate unanimously passed a bill calling for an amendment and setting up a study committee to recommend which proposed amendment to support. So far, 16 other states have called for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get special interest money out of politics.
The Stamp Stampede was founded by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Free Cone Day & Stamp Your Money!
Tuesday, April 14th 12noon to 8:00 pm
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
940 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
For other Ben & Jerry’s locations celebrating Free Cone Day, click here.
The Stamp Stampede is tens of thousands of Americans legally stamping messages on our nation’s currency to #GetMoneyOut of Politics. As more and more stamped money spreads, so will the movement to amend the Constitution and overturn Citizens United.
You can get your own stamp online at www.stampstampede.org. Or, if you’re a member of CWA, you can get a stamp from your LPAT coordinator. The average stamped bill is seen by 875 people – which makes stamping a highly-effective way to get the message out about how money in politics is corrupting our government.
It’s time to #GetMoneyOut of politics and take back our government.