Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ben & Jerry Launch "Donor Strike" Against Dem Lawmakers Who Do Not Support Iran Deal

From Jewish Telegraph Agency:

  • Cohen and Greenfield also explained that they have launched a “donor strike” against Democratic lawmakers who have come out against the deal. Those who sign the donor strike petition through MoveOn pledge to withhold donations to Democrats who have said they will vote the deal down, such as Jewish New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
    “MoveOn members collectively contribute boatloads of money to Democrats each year—mostly in modest chunks like $5, $25, or $50,” Cohen and Greenfield wrote. “But it adds up to millions.”
    As of Wednesday,Cohen and Greenfield said that 25,000 MoveOn members had signed the pledge and agreed to withhold a collective $11 million. Maybe the strikers are putting that money towards buying pints of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey instead.