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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 10:21 PM

Help A Corporation Use Money As Speech

I know this has been posted before, but it is worth re-posting in case people were unaware, since they have upped their offer

I'm looking forward to my Vindaloo seasoning....

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/why-penzeys-spices-is-buying-facebook-impeachment-ads.html

But second to Trump, the entity spending the most on Facebook ads related to impeachment is a Wisconsin-based spice company, Penzeys Spices. “You may not have been paying much attention this week, but the short version is the end is very near for this terrible turn the Republican Party has taken. The president’s Ukraine scandal is the big one. I get that it can be hard to believe any scandal will stick, but this one is different,” CEO Bill Penzey wrote in a post for his page’s 645,936 followers.

Axios reported that Penzeys spent $92,000 to boost their Facebook posts on impeachment, but over the phone this afternoon, Penzey said it was actually $128,000, which seems like a lot, but is roughly a third of what the company might spend on mailing out its catalogues this month. Penzey founded his namesake company in 1986, and it does most of its business through the mail and a few dozen physical locations.


https://www.facebook.com/Penzeys/posts/10157790988477834?__tn__=K-R

For new customers purchasing online at penzeys.com every dollar you spend will go towards our Facebook promotion of impeachment and holding those responsible for this presidency possible. And as much as comments, shares and likes were a big part of what made our last post so successful, now they are more important than ever.

I know that a lot of people at DU disagree that Corporations have free speech rights that natural persons do, and that a lot of people at DU object to money being used as a proxy for speech. By all means, buy your spices elsewhere if you hold those beliefs.

Nonetheless, you can help Penzey's talk with your money, if it is a message you believe is worth promoting.

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Bluethroughu Oct 13 #1

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 11:17 PM

1. Always perfect products

And wonderful people, read the prologue in the catalog.
I'll be making an order tomorrow.

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