Posted on November 4, 2019
Criminal justice reform – one scoop at a time
Since our founding, CREDO has been fighting for civil rights and against systemic racism, and that includes reforming the criminal justice system. We’re thrilled that Ben & Jerry’s is lifting up this important issue too.
So, in turn, we want to lift up Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor that is raising money for criminal justice reform: Justice ReMix’d.
The limited-time flavor was launched in partnership with the Advancement Project, a multi-racial civil rights organization that works with local grassroots organizers on racial justice issues, and Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization and a long time partner of CREDO who has received more than $371,000 in CREDO donations thanks to our CREDO Mobile, Energy, Long Distance and Working Assets Credit Card members. Ben & Jerry’s will donate a portion of the proceeds from Justice ReMix’d to help fund the Advancement Project National Office to support its work in criminal justice reform.
According to Ben & Jerry’s, their new flavor features “cinnamon and chocolate ice creams, gobs of cinnamon bun dough, and spicy fudge brownies. And the best part? Justice ReMix’d also has a sweet swirl of justice under the lid.”
Over the years, CREDO members have helped us donate more than $12 million to civil rights groups like Center for Media Justice and Black Alliance for Just Immigration who are working to reform the criminal justice system. And hundreds of thousands of CREDO activists have taken action urging key decision makers to end police violence and reform the current racist criminal justice system.
It’s no surprise that Ben & Jerry’s is taking a strong stand on criminal justice reform, either; the company has been a progressive partner for social change for many years. We’re always supportive when corporations leverage their brand’s voice to create positive social change, and we feel it’s important to lift up Ben & Jerry’s work to make “justice for all” a reality for everyone.
To learn more about Justice ReMix’d and Ben & Jerry’s work on criminal justice reform, visit their website here.