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

Brenda Wright
Nancy Gault
Janet Baird
barbara cutsforth
Michael Dones
Rachelle Fredette
Aldo Barbieri
David Sofio
Joan Niles
Grace Payne
Margaret Lopez Lopez
Marni Pumper
Dale Axelrod
Iris Bruel
Janet Thomas
Hipolito Arriaga
Joan Kozlowski
Michele Villeneuve
Rico Morgan Morgan
Angela schumerth Schumerth
Antonio Ruano
Christine Biela
Anais Deroint
Ofelia Perez Perez
Peter Thull
Marissa Torres
Eric Benson
Jeffrey Watson
Jessica Heilman
mariano tecce

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  • Brenda Wright
    signed 2019-07-02 20:56:39 -0700
  • Nancy Gault
    signed 2019-07-02 20:40:43 -0700
  • Janet Baird
    signed 2019-07-02 19:58:56 -0700
  • barbara cutsforth
    signed 2019-07-02 19:45:49 -0700
  • Michael Dones
    signed 2019-07-02 19:09:55 -0700
  • Rachelle Fredette
    signed 2019-07-02 17:46:24 -0700
  • Aldo Barbieri
    signed 2019-07-02 17:24:01 -0700
  • David Sofio
    signed 2019-07-02 17:06:51 -0700
    David Sofio
  • Joan Niles
    signed 2019-07-02 15:55:18 -0700
  • Grace Payne
    signed 2019-07-02 15:48:05 -0700
  • Margaret Lopez Lopez
    signed 2019-07-02 15:22:01 -0700
    The Green New Deal is the AOC, brilliant idea that’s like fire lit for the first time hope for America from out of shame and darkest of caves! Do you not know that the impact would help change people’s minds with their cooperation of taking climate change into perspective. We need to enlighten this prosperity with the creation of jobs, infrastructure, essential laws designed and fitted for protecting the environment, the oceans. Thus increasing the survival rate for everyone and all of planet earth’s life form!

    I was a 2004, National Delegate and Rules Committee member who represented the state of Texas and I do not recall of the non-DNC-sanctioned debates in place? It seems that the Republican president voted into office back then and the current president we have now has abused and have made obscene amounts of money worldwide while on the job? Emollient clauses lifted temporarily or no longer in effect. War!

    What power do you have? Might you too, been deceived befriended and blindsided by corruption at the expense of good for the majority … the shame!
  • Marni Pumper
    signed 2019-07-02 14:59:26 -0700
  • Dale Axelrod
    signed via 2019-07-02 14:52:57 -0700
  • Iris Bruel
    signed 2019-07-02 14:22:08 -0700
  • Janet Thomas
    signed 2019-07-02 13:41:06 -0700
  • Hipolito Arriaga
    signed 2019-07-02 13:34:53 -0700
  • Joan Kozlowski
    signed 2019-07-02 13:02:19 -0700
  • Michele Villeneuve
    signed 2019-07-02 12:59:20 -0700
  • Rico Morgan Morgan
    signed 2019-07-02 12:46:33 -0700
  • Angela schumerth Schumerth
    signed 2019-07-02 12:40:55 -0700
  • Antonio Ruano
    signed 2019-07-02 11:17:00 -0700
    Antonio Ruano
  • Christine Biela
    signed 2019-07-02 10:58:57 -0700
  • Anais Deroint
    signed 2019-07-02 10:57:41 -0700
  • Ofelia Perez Perez
    signed 2019-07-02 10:43:23 -0700
  • Peter Thull
    signed 2019-07-02 10:01:15 -0700
  • Marissa Torres
    signed 2019-07-02 09:49:26 -0700
  • Eric Benson
    signed 2019-07-02 09:26:22 -0700
    While we’re talking about protecting the environment versus lobbyist monies that these Democratic candidates receive from the “fossil fuel crazies,” what about their opinions about protecting access to health care and maintenance of our entitlements like social security, Medicare and Medicaid? What about the greatest problem that we face, the 22.5 trillion dollar national debt which is 8% of each federal tax dollar or the third largest federal budget item Fix the tax structure and make it more equitable for the workers who pay these bills!!!
  • Jeffrey Watson
    signed 2019-07-02 09:19:31 -0700
    I am loosing faith in the DNC. My contributions will go just to the candidates I see as understanding the important things. Restraining the collaboration and free speech of Democrats is not my cup of tea.
  • Jessica Heilman
    signed 2019-07-02 09:13:12 -0700
  • mariano tecce
    signed 2019-07-02 08:28:12 -0700