Kansas congressional candidate James Thompson has been chosen as one of seven progressive candidates to become a Ben & Jerry’s flavor
Thompson is running for the 4th District Congressional Seat in Kansas
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield paired up with MoveOn to help the seven candidates
The flavors will be raffled in support of each of the seven candidates
Kansas congressional candidate James Thompson is going to become one of the seven flavors Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will be offering to help promote whom the company’s founders believe to be the best progressive candidates running for Congress.
Ben & Jerry’s paired up with MoveOn to back the seven Democratic candidates from around the country. A mission statement on MoveOn’s website reads, “We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power.”
Hi, we’re Ben and Jerry, the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s. We’re teaming up with MoveOn to help 7 of the best progressive candidates running for Congress. We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power. And we also need to send progressive champions to Congress who will fix our health care system with Medicare for All, protect clean air and water, and get big money out of politics.
But we need your help! We need to come up with seven amazing ice cream flavors (and flavor names) that not only taste great but also capture the essence of what each candidate stands for. That’s a tall order, but we know that between all of us we can make it happen. We’ll select the winner and make a batch of each flavor that we’ll raffle off to support the candidates.
The site has a picture with a brief bio along with a button titled, “NAME MY FLAVOR.” Once you click on the option, you must fill out a basic questioner with your information, what candidate you are naming, the flavor name and why you connect to this candidate.
Along with Thompson — who is running for U.S. Congress Kansas 4th District — is Jess King candidate for U.S. Congress Pennsylvania 11th District, Lauren Underwood candidate for U.S. Congress Illinois 14th District, Aftab Pureval candidate for U.S. Congress Ohio 1st District, J.D Scholten candidate for U.S. Congress Iowa 4th District, Ammar Campa Najjar candidate for U.S. Congress California 50th District and Stephany Rose Spaulding candidate for U.S. Congress Colorado 5th District.