Ben and Jerry’s Ben Cohen: ‘Money in Politics is Destroying Our Democracy’

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Ben and Jerry’s Ben Cohen: ‘Money in Politics is Destroying Our Democracy’

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, talks to “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer about the need to get money out of politics. As “head stamper” for the StampStampede Campaign, Cohen shows Spitzer how he’s been stamping dollar bills with pro–campaign finance reform messages, something he hopes to inspire others to do.

“Clearly what’s needed is a constitutional amendment to overturn the rulings that money is free speech and corporations are people,” Cohen says. ”The idea is that if you have more and more people that are stamping these things, it helps spread the movement — it’s monetary jujitsu.”

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