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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Charles Moore
Ronnie huber
John Van Gilder
Josette Coupet
Alex McVey
Lynn Stockton
brit olis
Alexander Lane
Kat Dey
Anthony O’Connell O'Connell
David Potocnik
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Janine Galbicsek
Peter Homan
Steven Sandberg-Lewis
Lynell Heaps
kathleen mayo
Terry Fundak
Trudi Rust
Cassie Martin
Elizabeth Howell
Philip Rampi
Mark Resnick
Ryan Colatosti
Pamela Green
Eliot Tigerlily
Nancy Singham
Doug Arnold
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  • Charles Moore
    signed 2019-07-01 13:07:46 -0700
  • Ronnie huber
    signed 2019-07-01 13:05:55 -0700
  • John Van Gilder
    signed 2019-07-01 12:57:16 -0700
  • Josette Coupet
    signed 2019-07-01 12:50:41 -0700
  • Alex McVey
    signed 2019-07-01 12:50:31 -0700
  • Lynn Stockton
    signed 2019-07-01 12:40:48 -0700
  • brit olis
    signed 2019-07-01 12:36:52 -0700
  • Alexander Lane
    signed 2019-07-01 12:26:55 -0700
  • Kat Dey
    signed 2019-07-01 12:26:31 -0700
  • Anthony O’Connell O'Connell
    signed 2019-07-01 12:12:55 -0700
  • David Potocnik
    signed 2019-07-01 12:08:10 -0700
  • x o
    signed 2019-07-01 12:07:49 -0700
  • Janine Galbicsek
    signed 2019-07-01 12:05:06 -0700
    It’s time to let the world know that we are on the side of ALL of our children. They deserve better than what we will be leaving them with unless WE CHANGE it NOW.

    Don’t let the Fossil Fuel Industry win this one!

    A conversation, and debate about our worlds’ climate CRISIS MUST be included in the DNC’s debates.
  • Peter Homan
    signed 2019-07-01 11:41:44 -0700
    Peter Homan
  • Steven Sandberg-Lewis
    signed 2019-07-01 11:31:13 -0700
  • Lynell Heaps
    signed 2019-07-01 11:29:22 -0700
    We need the Democrats to step up and have a climate debate. How else are we environmentalists going to know who to vote for???? Let’s get this stuff out in the open and stop trying to muffle the candidates from participating in this!!!
  • kathleen mayo
    signed 2019-07-01 11:24:43 -0700
  • Terry Fundak
    signed 2019-07-01 11:24:39 -0700
    The DNC and Tom Perez are repeating its mistakes. The country is firmly in the Progressive camp. To do anything but declare an emergency and focus ALL of the DNC’s energy on a full throated offense focused war on anything that it’s the Green New Deal is planetary suicide.

    DNC Leadership and Funders – Wake the Fuck UP!
  • Trudi Rust
    signed 2019-07-01 11:12:25 -0700
    Wake up Tom, We can win on this.
  • Cassie Martin
    signed 2019-07-01 11:09:13 -0700
  • Elizabeth Howell
    signed 2019-07-01 11:06:47 -0700
  • Irene
    signed 2019-07-01 10:59:42 -0700
  • Philip Rampi
    signed 2019-07-01 10:54:09 -0700
  • Mark Resnick
    signed 2019-07-01 10:50:02 -0700
  • Ryan Colatosti
    signed 2019-07-01 10:39:43 -0700
  • Pamela Green
    signed 2019-07-01 10:35:34 -0700
  • Eliot Tigerlily
    signed 2019-07-01 10:26:58 -0700
  • Nancy Singham
    signed 2019-07-01 10:25:35 -0700
  • Doug Arnold
    signed 2019-07-01 10:20:06 -0700
  • Claudia Ford
    signed 2019-07-01 10:01:20 -0700