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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Marissa Torres
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Dione Peniche
Heather Smith
Silvia Vigueras Vigueras
Walter Schlosser
Stephanie Meacham
Olivia Lim
Zack Zackheim
Beverly Harris
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Kristina Hauptfuehrer
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Richard McGrain
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Josephine Schneider
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  • 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
  • Julie Hawley
    signed 2019-07-02 07:58:50 -0700
  • Erik Olson
    signed 2019-07-02 07:57:21 -0700
  • Don Cavellini
    signed 2019-07-02 07:31:37 -0700
  • Jonathan von Ranson von Ranson
    signed via 2019-07-02 07:30:42 -0700
  • Monica Bonualas
    signed 2019-07-02 05:13:13 -0700
    Monica Bonualas
  • Jennifer Melton
    signed 2019-07-02 05:12:43 -0700
  • Dione Peniche
    signed via 2019-07-02 04:48:29 -0700
  • Heather Smith
    signed 2019-07-02 04:10:58 -0700
  • Silvia Vigueras Vigueras
    signed 2019-07-02 02:50:26 -0700
  • Walter Schlosser
    signed 2019-07-02 02:39:34 -0700
    Walter Schlosser
  • Stephanie Meacham
    signed 2019-07-02 00:03:57 -0700
  • Olivia Lim
    signed 2019-07-01 23:40:20 -0700
  • Zack Zackheim
    signed 2019-07-01 22:51:04 -0700
  • Beverly Harris
    signed 2019-07-01 22:15:49 -0700
  • Elissa Wagner
    signed 2019-07-01 22:02:41 -0700
  • Kristina Hauptfuehrer
    signed 2019-07-01 21:53:47 -0700
  • Katherine Cote
    signed 2019-07-01 21:28:58 -0700
  • Andrea Reimers
    signed 2019-07-01 21:17:05 -0700
  • Tania Smith Smith
    signed 2019-07-01 20:45:54 -0700
  • Richard McGrain
    signed 2019-07-01 20:41:01 -0700
    EVERYTHING should be open for discussion.
  • Pamela Dugan
    signed 2019-07-01 20:26:52 -0700
  • Josephine Schneider
    signed 2019-07-01 20:17:09 -0700
  • Sharyl Beattie
    signed 2019-07-01 20:07:49 -0700
    Jack Beattie
  • m c kubiak Kubiak
    signed 2019-07-01 19:56:49 -0700
    Impeach Perez & Bustos.
  • russell morgan
    signed 2019-07-01 19:50:32 -0700