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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Frank Lewis
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  • Frank Lewis
    signed 2016-07-24 10:00:06 -0700
  • Ben Pines
    signed 2016-07-24 10:00:02 -0700
  • Wendy Allen
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:55 -0700
  • Jon Bauer
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:46 -0700
  • Mark Glauth
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:38 -0700
  • Lisa Annecone
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:27 -0700
  • Marco Pardi
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:23 -0700
  • Nicholas Prychodko
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:15 -0700
    Nicholas Prychodko
  • Gloria Koller
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:10 -0700
    Gloria Koller
  • maryKay stewart
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:07 -0700
  • Cordale Brown
    signed 2016-07-24 09:59:04 -0700
  • Nancy Newton
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:59 -0700
  • Teresa Meredith
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:55 -0700
  • Rudy Stefenel
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:45 -0700
    Massive wind and massive solar produce electric power much less than half the time so they require that we run on backup most of the time. That backup has been and will be mainly from fossil fuels unless we use something else. The only something else that can do the job sufficiently is nuclear power. So we should keep existing nuclear power plants working long enough to get the much safer, more inimical generations 3 and 4 on line. We had a MSRE (Molten Salt Reactor Experiment) that ran for 4 years at Oak Ridge National Labs in the 1960s, and it showed that we CAN build Molten Salt Reactors that will do the job. See
  • Pam Evans
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  • Daysha Deen
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  • Kima Garrison
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:33 -0700
  • Rafael J. González
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:29 -0700
  • Dawn Ziegler
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:29 -0700
  • Karen Kittelson Kittelson
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:29 -0700
  • Richard Rutherford
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:25 -0700
    Richard Rutherford
  • Hannah Blakeman
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:24 -0700
    Hannah Blakeman
  • Patrice Anita
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:21 -0700
  • Marla McFadin
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:10 -0700
    This party can be better than this. Show all DNC loyal constituents that you ACTUALLY do have political courage. Not just words in a PR campaign.

    Thank you.

    Marla McFadin
  • Sally Joughin
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:01 -0700
    Send this to all delegates too, for both Hillary and Bernie. Hillary says she will not be influenced by corporations who contributed to her campaign. Her campaign should not participate in false propaganda from the energy industry.
  • Sally Leong
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:01 -0700
  • Cynthia Obyrne
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:01 -0700
  • Claire Curley
    signed 2016-07-24 09:58:00 -0700
  • Dana Rockwell
    signed 2016-07-24 09:57:46 -0700
  • John Reynolds
    signed 2016-07-24 09:57:46 -0700
    How dare you even consider attending. This will be the last straw DNC. The last straw.