Democrats: Boycott Big Oil's DNC Propaganda Events

dnc_vote_for_oil.pngBoth Politico and The Atlantic are hosting events during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute, one of the organizations called out by Senate Democrats earlier this month for "perpetrating a sprawling web of misdirection and disinformation to block action on climate change." 

The American Petroleum Institute is a notorious front group for ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and other climate polluters. With the paid collusion of Politico and The Atlantic, they are promoting their civilization-threatening Vote4Energy "voter education project," which calls for an "all-of-the-above energy strategy " with "increased production of oil and natural gas," denying the urgent scientific warnings about increased greenhouse pollution. 

For Democrats - including representatives of the Hillary Clinton campaign - to participate in a Big Oil propaganda event during the Democratic National Convention - is a unseemly grant of social license to this web of deception. We expect the members of the Democratic Party to stand by their professed principles and boycott these events.

To be delivered to Governor Jay Inslee (WA), Governor John Hickenlooper (CO), John Podesta, Chair, Hillary Clinton Campaign, Trevor Houser, Energy and Climate Advisor, Hillary Clinton Campaign, Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress, Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-9), Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Rep. David Loebsack (IA-2), Rep. Ben Luján (NM-3), Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-14), Rep. Gene Green (TX-29), and Sen. Chris Coons (DE-2):

Pledge not to participate in any event during the 2016 Democratic National Convention that is sponsored by the climate-denier group American Petroleum Institute.
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  • Peter Schofield
    signed 2016-08-06 14:56:25 -0700
  • Brianna Rainville
    signed 2016-08-06 09:39:10 -0700
  • Rose and Michael Schulte
    signed 2016-08-06 08:59:44 -0700
  • Kathleen Nicholas
    signed 2016-08-05 19:27:13 -0700
    Kathleen Nicholas
  • Philipp Niems
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  • Ramsey Montigny
    signed 2016-08-05 13:12:33 -0700
    Ramsey Montigny
  • Sundriya Grubb
    signed 2016-08-05 01:54:07 -0700
    Sadly, we’ve come to expect this sort of deceit and self-serving corruption from some members of the DNC. Time to vote these idiots out of office!
  • Carolyn Galluzzo
    signed 2016-08-04 23:54:20 -0700
    Carolyn Galluzzo
  • Jonathan Linville
    signed 2016-08-04 23:27:21 -0700
  • aaron jacob lampe
    signed 2016-08-04 18:00:13 -0700
  • Dr. Alexander Henrich
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  • Jennifer baugh
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  • Shaina S. Okalani Okalani
    signed 2016-08-04 11:17:49 -0700
    Since we don’t have a green party this country is behind. I am disappointed yet glad that environmental protection plans are still being honored at the best they can!!!
  • Annette Ahlander
    signed 2016-08-04 09:33:40 -0700
    Annette Ahlander
  • Gary Roberts
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  • jennifer Hedman
    signed 2016-08-04 08:24:23 -0700
  • Chris Munton
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  • Bob Smith
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  • myron gross
    signed via 2016-08-03 20:38:30 -0700
  • Merrill Boone
    signed 2016-08-03 17:30:01 -0700
  • Sam Sprague
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  • Stephen Sample
    signed 2016-08-03 16:20:14 -0700
  • Sharon Doyle
    signed 2016-08-03 13:24:54 -0700
    Sharon Doyle
  • Sara Brigham
    signed 2016-08-03 12:18:44 -0700
  • Wesley Wright
    signed 2016-08-03 11:01:55 -0700
    Wesley T. Wright
  • Sam Miller
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  • Katherine Busby
    signed 2016-08-03 03:16:46 -0700
    Katherine Busby
  • daphne thuvesson
    signed 2016-08-03 02:55:20 -0700
  • Marc Leon
    signed 2016-08-02 22:25:37 -0700
    When is this madness going to stop!! We are in the 21st century and our world is reeling from non-stop destruction due to fossil fuels. Educate our next generation to use the technology that we now have available to create new methods to create the energy that is needed to fuel our world without using fossil fuels. Is that too much to ask?
  • barbara parker
    signed 2016-08-02 21:39:23 -0700