Rub a dub dub, there’s a new way for progressive voters to put money in the tub of a super PAC that sells soap.
The goal of the We Voted campaign, according to organizers, is to sell “household products to earn money and defeat right-wing politicians.”
The group offers a $ 25 monthly subscription service that includes hand and dish soap, laundry detergent pods, and kitchen garbage bags. The move is to counter sales from household products companies which the organization says donate heavily to Republican candidates and causes.
“We were horrified to learn that by simply buying a bottle of Ms. Meyers hand soap or virtually any other brand, our money was flowing to terrible people like [Sen.] Mitch mcconnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell By Refusing To Raise Debt Ceiling, Republicans Bank On Americans’ Social Security Benefits The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Alibaba – Vote or Not? Pelosi faces infrastructure decision Congress to avoid shutdown, but debt scuffle looms MORE [R-Ky.] and [President] Donald trumpDonald Trump Biden and the Border Patrol: So good to have the “adults” in charge Lawmakers are asking the Air Force to “pause all actions” on the movement of Space Command. job? FOLLOWING and terrible groups like the NRA, ”We Voted co-founder Eli Kagan said in a statement. The goal, says Kagan, “is to let progressive Americans vote with their wallets and throw out the bastards while having great home products.”
“We make the exact same household products you buy already with one key difference: We use our profits to fund your kind of revolution,” said an ad for We Voted’s campaign, released Thursday and obtained exclusively by ITK. The group claims that half of the profits from sales go to fund “direct political action against these corrupt right-wing assholes.”
We Voted, which begins a soft launch on Indiegogo on Thursday, says it plans to offer a full line of household products later this year. The company says it hopes to clean more than the detergent aisle and ultimately inspire “copycat brands in all product categories.”
The group says its activities “shouldn’t be legal,” but “totally” are.
“We are a for-profit California C Corporation. Completely legal. As a business, we pledge to donate half of our profits to our super PAC. Completely legal. And this super PAC runs targeted political ads aimed at throwing away corrupt right-wing monsters out of the office, ”We Voted said on its website.
“The funny thing is, we’re doing exactly what pretty much every other American company is doing… We’re just transparent about it.”
A promotional page for the products reads, “It’s like Newman’s Own but for the edgy progressives.”