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.
12,714 signatures

Who's signing

Belen Eller
John R. Bartels
Joe Mueller
Edd Blackler
Patty Viers
James Michel
Oren Sachs
Robert Janusko
William Edelman
Kendra Waddell
Colleen Curtis
Tobey Wiebe
Mara Williams
Frank A. Brincka
Steve & Linda Dorage Dorage
Patrick Pacifico
Samuel Durkin
Douglass Reeves
Elizabeth engelman
william Boyer
Lisha Doucet
Carroll Dartez
Harriet Grose
Grace Wong
Claudia Martin Martin
Susan Berzac

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  • Belen Eller
    signed 2016-07-24 09:48:06 -0700
  • John R. Bartels
    signed 2016-07-24 09:48:03 -0700
  • Joe Mueller
    signed 2016-07-24 09:48:00 -0700
    joe mueller
  • Edd Blackler
    signed 2016-07-24 09:47:48 -0700
    Edd Blackler
  • Patty Viers
    signed 2016-07-24 09:47:33 -0700
  • William Edelman
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  • William Edelman
    @edelbill713 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-24 09:47:19 -0700
  • James Michel
    signed 2016-07-24 09:47:09 -0700
    This is an emergency! We are destroying the planet, an act of intergenerational theft. We must turn away from fossil fuels, including fracked gas, as quickly as possible.
  • Oren Sachs
    signed 2016-07-24 09:47:03 -0700
    Oren Sachs
  • Robert Janusko
    signed 2016-07-24 09:47:02 -0700
  • William Edelman
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:59 -0700
    It’s past time to END the fossil fuel industry, not LISTEN to it. This energy is filthy to acquire, refine, and use. NOW is the time to focus on DEVELOPING RENEWABLE GREEN ENERGY SOURCES and, in the interim, before practical nuclear fusion is available, invest in cleaner, safer nuclear fission plants. Germany has done it France has done it. Why is the United States of America AGAIN LAGGING BEHIND THE REST OF THE WORLD? There is only one answer: GREED. END THE GREED. CONTROL CLIMATE CHANGE. SAY NO! NO!! HELL NO!!! TO FOSSIL FUEL. And do it NOW.
  • Kendra Waddell
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:58 -0700
  • Colleen Curtis
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:47 -0700
  • Tobey Wiebe
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:41 -0700
    The Democratic party is the party of the elites, not the 98%
  • Mara Williams
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:40 -0700
    Fossil fuels are done! Focus on clean energy!
  • Frank A. Brincka
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:35 -0700
  • Steve & Linda Dorage Dorage
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:35 -0700
    Clean energy future is what we want…NOW!
  • Patrick Pacifico
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:21 -0700
  • Douglass C. Reeves
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  • Samuel Durkin
    signed 2016-07-24 09:46:19 -0700
  • Douglass C. Reeves
    @CalBear66 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-24 09:46:19 -0700
  • Douglass Reeves
    signed 2016-07-24 09:45:57 -0700
  • Elizabeth engelman
    signed 2016-07-24 09:45:33 -0700
    Beth Engelman
  • william Boyer
    signed 2016-07-24 09:45:31 -0700
    Big Oil’s corruptive influence is obscene.
  • Lisha Doucet
    signed 2016-07-24 09:45:29 -0700
  • Carroll Dartez
    signed 2016-07-24 09:44:56 -0700
    Carroll Dartez
  • Harriet Grose
    signed 2016-07-24 09:44:51 -0700
    Harriet67 Grose
  • Grace Wong
    signed 2016-07-24 09:44:37 -0700
  • Claudia Martin Martin
    signed 2016-07-24 09:44:31 -0700
  • Susan Berzac
    signed 2016-07-24 09:44:24 -0700