FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2020
Jesse Mermell Earns Sweet Endorsement from Ben & Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield Call Mermell the Proven Progressive
BROOKLINE – Jesse Mermell was today endorsed by longtime progressive advocates and the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.
In addition to running the iconic ice cream company, Cohen and Greenfield frequently support progressive candidates who will support Medicare for All, protect clean air and water, and get big money out of politics. Cohen served as Co-Chair of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign.
“We are proud to endorse Jesse Mermell for Congress because she is a proven progressive leader who will fight to create a fair economy, champion social and racial justice, and protect our environment,” Cohen and Greenfield said. “As our nation faces multiple intersecting crises, it is essential that our representatives – particularly representatives from New England – lead on our values and move our country toward a more equitable future. We are confident Jesse Mermell will be that leader for Massachusetts’ Fourth District.”
“Here’s the scoop – the only thing I love more than ice cream is bold, progressive change,” said Mermell. “Not only have Ben and Jerry created an iconic ice cream company that is a staple in our freezers and our communities, but they have used their influence to support progressive candidates who are fighting for a better future. I’m honored to have their endorsement and I’m committed to making them proud – both in terms of the policies I champion and the ice cream I consume!”
Mermell recently earned major endorsements from Attorney General Maura Healey, Planned Parenthood, State Senators Becca Rausch and Paul Feeney and State Representative Jim Hawkins and former MA-04 candidates Chris Zannetos and Dave Cavell. She’s also been endorsed by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, NARAL, the Coalition for Social Justice and 23 labor unions including SEIU, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Election Day is September 1st but voters can vote early in person until August 28th or vote-by-mail. Voters choosing to vote-by-mail should return their ballots using their town’s drop box, per instructions from the Secretary of State.