(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Whether it is Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey, or any one of dozens of other flavors, millions of Americans love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Still, it remains to be seen if gun rights advocates will still buy a pint of their favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s now that the very liberal duo is urging their customers to lobby for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the recent massacres at New York grocery store and a Texas elementary school.
As CNBC reports in “Ben & Jerry’s galvanizes customers to lobby for tighter gun laws after Texas, New York mass shootings”:
“Ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s is galvanizing its millions of customers in a new lobbying push for tougher gun safety measures after last month’s mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.
Christopher Miller, the head of global activism at the ice cream company, told CNBC in an interview that the company has called on its 8 million Facebook fans and 515,000 Twitter followers to lobby lawmakers for stronger gun safety laws.” [emphasis added]
Specifically, “When “legislation comes to the floor, we will certainly encourage our fans to contact their policymakers to support [gun safety] legislation,” Miller told CNBC in explaining the company’s plans to back the gun proposals being discussed in Congress.”
What is your opinion? Please email your thoughts and views about what Ben & Jerry’s is doing to [email protected]. Will you be boycotting Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? Thank you.
It’s time for companies and their trade associations to stop political contributions to elected officials who do the gun lobby's bidding, blocking common sense gun laws that nearly all Americans support. 🧵1/6
— Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) May 27, 2022