Ice Cream Magnates Ben & Jerry Promote Iran Nuclear Deal

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Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen, the well known founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, have come out in support of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.

In an email to activists, the pair encouraged fellow liberals to help campaign for the deal, encouraging Democrats to support Obama.

“We’re writing today about keeping America out of another war in the Middle East,” they write in a message featuring their picture.

The pair has already publicly endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president in 2016 and even provided free ice cream for one of his political events.

Although Cohen and Greenfield founded Ben and Jerry’s, they sold it to British-Dutch corporation Unilver for $326 million in 2000.

“Lobbyists and billionaires plan to spend over $40 million to stop the diplomatic deal with Iran—the one the Obama Administration negotiated to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons,” they write in their message. “That’s dangerous, because if too many Democrats listen to the flood of hawkish, misinformation-ridden TV ads—and if they vote with Republicans—they could override the president’s agreement in just about a month.”

Calling the agreement “the only peaceful way to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,” the pair pledge a “donor strike,”  promising not to donate any money to Democrats who vote against the deal.



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