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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  • K danowski
    signed 2019-07-01 19:50:12 -0700
    Kristine Lynn Danowski
  • Stephen Smith
    signed 2019-07-01 18:55:32 -0700
  • Luke Metzger
    signed 2019-07-01 18:47:46 -0700
  • Janet Johnston
    signed 2019-07-01 18:45:58 -0700
  • Tina S.
    signed 2019-07-01 18:38:16 -0700
  • Jennifer DeCarlo
    signed 2019-07-01 18:07:05 -0700
  • Aubrae Lamparella
    signed 2019-07-01 18:06:46 -0700
  • Jessica Blasingame Blasingame
    signed 2019-07-01 17:43:22 -0700
  • Fred Oswald
    signed 2019-07-01 17:24:27 -0700
    Fred Oswald
  • Mercedes Garrett Garrett
    signed 2019-07-01 17:16:44 -0700
  • Alex Prentiss
    signed 2019-07-01 16:38:27 -0700
    If Tom Perez refuses to sponsor a serious debate on climate change, then why in the name of heaven does he say there is a rule prohibiting presidential candidates from using their right to free speech and preventing them from attending non-DNC sanctioned climate change debates? Who gave him the power to do that? Show us this disgraceful rule and who agreed to it!
  • Janet Moser
    signed 2019-07-01 16:38:15 -0700
  • Marilyn Jordan
    signed 2019-07-01 16:08:02 -0700
    Are you trying to control and limit candidates ability to attend debates?
  • Susie Weitzenkamp
    signed 2019-07-01 16:03:34 -0700
    Susie Weitzenkamp
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2019-07-01 15:49:33 -0700
    Jim Loveland
  • Nathan Frye
    signed 2019-07-01 15:48:35 -0700
  • Candace Volz
    signed 2019-07-01 15:30:04 -0700
  • Donna Russell
    signed 2019-07-01 15:29:04 -0700
    DNC-move out of the way and let the progressives take over.
  • Karen Morford
    signed 2019-07-01 15:19:32 -0700
  • Aline Mirele Serafini
    signed 2019-07-01 15:18:31 -0700
    Aline Mirele Reolon Serafini
  • John Baker
    signed 2019-07-01 15:16:31 -0700
  • Kevin Siehl
    signed 2019-07-01 15:13:47 -0700
    This is making it very difficult for me to support this party.
  • Charles Fry
    signed 2019-07-01 14:59:43 -0700
  • Thomas Force
    signed 2019-07-01 14:37:01 -0700
    Thomas Force
  • Amber Colvin
    signed 2019-07-01 14:24:42 -0700
  • Stacy Cornelius
    signed 2019-07-01 13:42:05 -0700
  • Siesel Maibach
    signed 2019-07-01 13:35:40 -0700
  • Michael White
    signed 2019-07-01 13:35:10 -0700
  • April radford
    signed 2019-07-01 13:30:49 -0700
    April Radford
  • Laura
    signed 2019-07-01 13:21:22 -0700
    Laura Dias