The Stampede is a non-profit 501c3 organization.


About Us

The Stampede is a project of People Power Initiatives, a Vermont-based 501c3 non-profit organization. For all inquiries, please contact:


The Stamp Stampede Team

Ben Cohen - Head Stamper

Ben Cohen is the co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream which was acquired by Unilever in 2000. Ben also founded Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities  and TrueMajority. He has served on the boards of Oxfam America, Greenpeace, and Hampshire College. He is the recipient of the U.S. Small Businessperson of the Year Award, several honorary doctorates, and is the author of several books.

Edward Erikson - Campaign Manager

Virginia Choi - Engagement & Communications

Aaron Rubin - Stamp Mobile Operator

Ashley Lynch - Office Manager

Keith Yergeau & Ryan Fowler - Organizers, New Hampshire


People Power Initiatives, Board of Directors

Ben Cohen (President and Treasurer of PPI) -- Former CEO, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.  He serves on the boards of Alter Eco, a fair trade food company and Heifer International, an international development aid organization

Richard Foos — CEO & Co-Founder, Shout! Factory
Richard Foos was the Co-Founder of Rhino Records, which was sold to Time Warner in 1998.  He serves on the boards of the Chrysalis, The Nation Institute, Government Accountability Project,  and Little Kids Rock

Danny Goldberg —CEO, GoldVe Entertainment
Danny’s past positions have included President of Atlantic Records, Chairman of Warner Bros. Records and President of Mercury Records. He serves on the Boards of the Nation Institute, Brave New Films, The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Americans for Peace Now and is the Chair of The American Symphony Orchestra. Goldberg is the author of the books “How The Left Lost Teen Spirit” and “Bumping Into Geniuses.”

Dal LaMagna (Secretary of PPI) —CEO IceStoneUSA
Dal founded Tweezerman Corporation in 1980 and sold it in 2005 to the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Company. He serves as a Trustee to the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), which awards MBAs in sustainable business.  .  He is the Executive Producer of five films, four or them about the Iraq War: “The War Tapes”, “The Ground Truth”, “Iraq for Sale” and “Meeting Resistance” and one about Sudan “War Child, Emmanuel Jal”.  Dal received his MBA in 1971 and MPA in 2001 both from Harvard.

Judy Wicks – Founder, White Dog Café
Judy Wicks is co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of over 20,000 independent local businesses in the US and Canada working to move economic power from Wall Street to Main Street. She also founded the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia as well as Fair Food, which connects local family farms with the Philadelphia marketplace.


Board of Advisors

A number of people have volunteered their experience and intelligence to help.

We thank our Board of Advisors:

  • Matthew MacWilliams, President, MacWillams Sanders Communications
  • Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way
  • Michael Leon Guerrero, National Coordinator, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
  • Anna Burger, Advisory Board Chair, AmericaWorks
  • Jo Comerford,  Executive Director, National Priorities Project
  • Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
  • David Cobb, Move to Amend National Leadership Team.


Ben got his inspiration from, and would like to thank and the money stamping project, Where’s George (

The following people have also contributed their skills and expertise over the past few years to help create the Stamp Stampede campaign:

  • Cheryl Springfels – Graphic Design
  • Stefan Sagmeister – Design Consultant
  • Charles Lenchner -- Campaign management
  • Tim Dicey Troop – Web Development
  • Ivan Cash - Graphic Design
  • Molly Turner -  Office Manager
  • Jesse SeaverWeb Development
  • Zachary Kamel - Outreach Coordinator and Digital Media Manager

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