As the Examiner notes, in a campaign called “Yes Pecan,” Ben and Jerry's will donate its proceeds from the sale of its butter pecan ice cream to Common Cause during the month of January. Additionally, the company will contribute $1 for anyone who joins Common Cause on Facebook.
Ben and Jerry's C.E.O. (that's chief Euphoria officer), Walt Freese, says “We ant to be proactive in encouraging all of us to engage in the process of getting America back on a positive track. As we see it, it's a good time and a fitting way for us to honor change.”
Common Cause believes that government-local, state, and national-should be beholden to the people's interest, not special interests. With a new administration comes a new opportunity to press for substantial change in the way government operates. And there's a lot that needs to happen right here in Massachusetts.
So, grab your hat, zip up your coat, and pull on your boots and join the folks at Common Cause Massachusetts at the Ben and Jerry's in Harvard Square on Saturday, to discuss the work ahead. It may be it may be 20 degrees outside, but that just means your ice cream won't melt.
And if you're unable to make by tonight, be sure to stop by a local Ben and Jerry's to support Common Cause by indulging in a scoop or two of Yes Pecan.