Tell the DNC: We need a climate debate

To Tom Perez and the DNC

Show us the rule prohibiting Democratic presidential candidates from participating in non-DNC-sanctioned debates

Tom Perez hasn’t shown the world any document prohibiting candidates from showing up to non-DNC-sanctioned debates. That rule is not in the documents signed by the candidates. And it’s not in the rules passed by the DNC rules committee to date. All he’s been able to provide are some press releases explaining the rule. So where is it, besides his head?

The conduct of the moderators at the June 26-27 debates shows that we need a climate debate, now more than ever.  The questions asked were buried deep in the debates, they were disgracefully framed, and they skated over the surface of the climate crisis. Climate isn’t just another single issue. It’s an overarching, complex problem affecting the economy, national security, jobs, immigration, the finance and real estate industry, the food we eat, and so much more.  We need a debate focused on climate change. And, if Tom Perez is claiming that the DNC has a rule prohibiting candidates from showing up to non-DNC-sanctioned debates, then he needs to show that the rule was approved by the DNC’s rules committee or in the memorandum of understanding signed by the candidates.

 

Petition Text: 

Show us the rule prohibiting Democratic presidential candidates from participating in non-DNC-sanctioned debates

5,408 signatures

Who's signing

Beth Wildermann
Chester Gustafson
Susan Morris
Cindy Spencer
David Nelson
Dale Kinney
Patricia Hansen
Barbara Kashishian
Anthony Albert
Frank Danczyk
Gregory Urban
Jeff McDonald
Angela Zebo-Hosterman
Neil
William Kappa
Patricia Everly
Elizabeth & Wayne Paulson and Mayer
Suzanne Post
S Singer
Wendy Achtel
David Malcolm
Maria Gonzalez
Patrick and Penny Eggleston
Robert Edwards
Carol Marion
Kyre Adept
Mary Appel
Merriann Bell
marylee Smyth
Edward Hubbard

Showing 5408 reactions

  • Beth Wildermann
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:58 -0700
  • Chester Gustafson
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:53 -0700
  • Susan Morris
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:53 -0700
    This is so important! Please do this.
  • Cindy Spencer
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:50 -0700
  • David Nelson
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:45 -0700
  • Dale Kinney
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:41 -0700
  • Patricia Hansen
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:38 -0700
  • Barbara Kashishian
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:35 -0700
  • Anthony Albert
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:33 -0700
  • Frank Danczyk
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:27 -0700
    Frank Danczyk
  • Gregory Urban
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:24 -0700
  • Jeff McDonald
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:24 -0700
  • Angela Zebo-Hosterman
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:23 -0700
  • Neil
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:12 -0700
  • William Kappa
    signed 2019-06-28 07:51:01 -0700
  • Patricia Everly
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:56 -0700
  • Elizabeth & Wayne Paulson and Mayer
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:51 -0700
  • Suzanne Post
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:49 -0700
  • S Singer
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:43 -0700
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  • Wendy Achtel
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:42 -0700
  • David Malcolm
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:38 -0700
  • Maria Gonzalez
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:25 -0700
    Maria Gonzalez
  • Patrick and Penny Eggleston
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:25 -0700
    We need to debate climate change. It should be called the climate crisis. We have about 12 years to fix the problem. We must get the fossil fuel companies to help pay for the fixes. Solar and wind power are part of the solution. We also need to update our USA national electric grid to get excess power to someplace that needs that power.
  • Robert Edwards
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:22 -0700
  • Carol Marion
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:18 -0700
  • Kyre Adept
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:18 -0700
  • Mary Appel
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:15 -0700
    This is the ONLY issue! If we don’t deal with this, nothing else will matter.
  • Merriann Bell
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:13 -0700
    SURE MAKES ME WONDER WHO THE DNC, OR AT LEAST PEREZ, IS WORKING FOR. BIG MONEY? THE REPUBLICANS? CERTAINLY NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES!! Get your shit together…and get behind a climate debate!!!! DO WHAT IS RIGHT. IT IS SO OBVIOUS.
  • marylee Smyth
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:07 -0700
  • Edward Hubbard
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:05 -0700