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

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Kyre Adept
Mary Appel
Merriann Bell
marylee Smyth
Edward Hubbard
Cheryl Seltzer
Don Imler
Kailey Kefi
Vic Burton
Barbara Andersen
Nan Arre
Russell Robinson
Judith Coller
Ann Schwab
Moira Lowe
Paul Hubert
Joel Carlson
silvana Uzcategui
Jimmy Doty
E E Rivas Rivas
Cynthia Cuellar
Janelle Perreira
Samuel & Martha Todd
Saul Oliansky
Evan Smith
Timothy Lippert
Paul Robinson
Wallace Iimura
Jeff Dix
Thomas Giblin

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  • 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
  • Cheryl Seltzer
    signed 2019-06-28 07:50:04 -0700
  • Don Imler
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:58 -0700
  • Kailey Kefi
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:52 -0700
  • Vic Burton
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:49 -0700
    This is THE most important issue before humanity.
  • Barbara Andersen
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:45 -0700
  • Nan Arre
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:41 -0700
  • Russell Robinson
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:35 -0700
  • Judith Coller
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:34 -0700
  • Ann Schwab
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:31 -0700
  • Moira Lowe
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:29 -0700
  • Paul Hubert
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:19 -0700
  • Joel Carlson
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:17 -0700
    Global warming fossil fuels must stay in the ground to save us from the 6th great mass extinction of life on earth! We must only use lower cost solar and wind energy in the future. We must plant new forests, switch to sustainable farming and restore estuaries that save carbon in the ground as well. This is urgent!
  • silvana Uzcategui
    signed 2019-06-28 07:49:06 -0700
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  • Jimmy Doty
    signed 2019-06-28 07:48:58 -0700
  • E E Rivas Rivas
    signed 2019-06-28 07:48:53 -0700
  • Cynthia Cuellar
    signed 2019-06-28 07:48:43 -0700
  • Janelle Perreira
    signed 2019-06-28 07:48:34 -0700
  • Samuel & Martha Todd
    signed 2019-06-28 07:48:26 -0700
  • Saul Oliansky
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:57 -0700
  • Evan Smith
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:47 -0700
  • Timothy Lippert
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:46 -0700
  • Paul Robinson
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:40 -0700
  • Wallace Iimura
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:38 -0700
  • Jeff Dix
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:38 -0700
  • Thomas Giblin
    signed 2019-06-28 07:47:26 -0700