One of the founders of Ben & Jerry’s is giving out free ice cream to help garner support for a state initiative for an amendment to the Constitution that would impact campaign spending.
According to Boston.com, Ben Cohen is in Boston Friday to give out free scoops of ice cream and gather signatures for a 2018 ballot initiative. Cohen said the initiative would say Massachusetts as a state supports a 28th amendment.
Cohen said an ideal amendment would provide all citizens with a $100 voucher to donate to a campaign of their choice, and that campaigns wouldn’t be allowed to use any other source of outside funding.
Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s has been consistently active in politics and community outreach.
In October, the brand signed an agreement to improve working conditions and human rights for farm laborers—regardless of their citizenship status.
Last May they released a new flavor, "Empower-Mint," to support the NAACP’s get out the vote efforts, protest voter suppression laws, and draw attention to dark money in politics.
Cohen will be scooping ice cream at 1 p.m. at Boston University, at 3 p.m. at the Ben and Jerry's store on Newbury Street in Boston and at 6 p.m. at Old West Church in Boston.