Ice Cream Screams for Challengers of Color
The co-founders of Ben & Jerry's on Friday announced a partnership with MoveOn.org. "Ben and Jerry take back Congress, flavor by flavor," the announcement by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield read, highlighting their effort to raise awareness for seven progressive candidates running for Congress in this year's midterm elections. The campaign asks for people to create ice cream names and flavors inspired by the candidates, including: Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is challenging Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. in California's 50th Congressional District; Stephany Rose Spaulding, who is running against Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn in Colorado's 5th Congressional District; Lauren Underwood, who is challenging Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren in Illinois's 14th Congressional District; and Aftab Pureval, who is running against Republican Congressman Steve Chabot in Ohio's First Congressional District. "We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power," the announcement read. "And we also need to send progressive champions to Congress who will fix our health care system with Medicare for All, protect clean air and water, and get big money out of politics." The other candidates include Jess King, who is running in Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District; J.D. Scholten, who is running in Iowa's 4th Congressional District; and James Thompson who is running in Kansas 4th Congressional District. Ben & Jerry’s will then create and raffle limited-edition pints to support the candidates. More here.