Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 14 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds    H4'ed 5/18/16

Ben & Jerry's Just Started A New Political Fight In North Carolina

Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)

Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry's
(Image by TBoard)
  Details   DMCA

The ice cream giant announced a new flavor, Empower Mint, as part of the nascent effort to register voters in states where new rules meant to curb virtually nonexistent fraud threaten to keep eligible voters away from ballot boxes. “The reason Ben & Jerry’s chose No.Carolina is there’s a lot of activity in terms of voter rights and overcoming voter suppression efforts there and a real history of civil right struggle in No’s about the groups doing work there. The company plans to send Antonio McBroom, a Ben & Jerry’s franchise owner in Greensboro, around the state in a branded ice cream truck to give out free scoops and literature on how to avoid the pitfalls of the new voting law, and why Ben & Jerry’s opposes it. 'A new documentary, “The New Fight for Voting Rights,” offers a historical look at the South’s checkered history on this issue and the new challenges today:

Read the rest of the story HERE:



Must Read 1   Funny 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: