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Ben & Jerry’s Helps Fund Occupy Movement

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 12:21 PM

By Andra Varin

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Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey — is Occupy Oreo next? The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have joined with a group of business leaders to pump funds into the sagging Occupy Wall Street movement to help foster political change, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The Movement Resource Group has raised about $300,000 so far to parcel out in grants to protesters, said Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s. It hopes to raise $1.8 million.

More than two-thirds of the money raised so far was donated by the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and by members of the Movement Resource Group, who include Tweezerman founder Dal Lamagna and former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, the Journal reported.

"Many of us have been working for progressive social change," Cohen said. "There's been a critical ingredient missing."


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