Inman Park Ben & Jerry’s Closes November 3 to Give Employees Time to Vote On going GOTV efforts
The locally-owned Ben & Jerry’s in Inman Park is electing to stay closed this election day to encourage their staff to vote, and to remind and encourage their hungry fans to do the same.
And this tasty ice cream parlor is not stopping there. The Inman Park Ben & Jerry’s continues to participate in virtual and in person, socially distanced voting engagement efforts, including voter registration, National Voter Registration Day events, and voter awareness events. They also have literature and newsletters available in their shops, and have been posting regularly on their Facebook page to make sure fans and employees have all the information they need to get to the polls.
“Having a job should not be a barrier to voting. We want to give our staffers the time they need to head to the polls. As a business leader, I want to empower our staff through nonpartisan GOTV efforts,” says owner Phillip Scotton, who lives in downtown Atlanta.
The Inman Park Scoop Shop, in partnership with an organization called Rejoice the Vote, is also hosting a Democracy Art Competition. Each participant wins a small prize and there are mouthwatering grand prizes as well. There is still time for submissions; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Except for November 3rd, the Scoop Shop located at 312 North Highland Avenue Northeast Suite B, is open from 1 P.M. to 10 P.M. daily.