Stop US corporate Democrat climate debate ban


This 25 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Candidates and activists are pushing for a Democratic presidential debate on climate change. The DNC [Democratic National Committee] says no. What gives?

Apparently, the establishment DNC is scared that in a debate on the extremely important climate change issue, it would turn out that left-wing candidates like Bernie Sanders have better policies than the corporate right-wing candidates with their links to fossil fuel Big Money; like 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had.

Inadvertently, the Wall Street DNC Democrats by their ban show how important the subject of global warming is.

By Jane Kleeb, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party in the USA, 12 July 2019:

There is NO debate — the climate crisis is here and is impacting communities across the world. Whether you live in a rural or urban town, climate change impacts your water, livelihood and health. What used to be a 100-year flood happens every few years, and across the nation extreme summer heat is putting lives at risk.

That’s why Our Revolution is calling on the Democratic National Committee to hold a debate focused solely on the climate crisis. We know the current debate format does not allow in-depth conversations on ideas or solutions, and we can’t afford to keep ignoring a crisis that puts every living being on earth at risk.

Click here to sign on if you agree that there should be a climate debate, and send us a note in your own words on why you want DNC members in your state to vote to make it happen. We will then directly deliver your name and comments to your state party leaders so they know how much you care about climate change and why you want the DNC to lead on this issue.

Tell the DNC: Host a debate on the climate crisis! The majority of presidential contenders agree that we need to hold a climate debate, so it makes no sense that the DNC is ignoring both candidates and grassroots voters.

Demonstrators demand climate change debate, photo Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images

As the Democratic Party Chair here in Nebraska, I respect the DNC as an institution of Democratic leaders across our country who do work every single day to build up the grassroots and get local Democrats elected. I am also committed to fighting for reforms within the DNC to make sure our party reflects the will of the people.

When we run to get elected as a party leader or a public official, we do so because we want to make our party and communities stronger — and part of that is ensuring that the climate crisis is thoroughly debated so that the American people can make an informed decision.

Add your name to demand that the DNC move forward with a climate debate!

In Solidarity,

Jane Kleeb
Chair, Nebraska Democratic Party & Our Revolution Board Member

A Science Group Is Offering $100,000 To Host A Democratic Climate Change Debate Despite A DNC Ban: here.

One more problem is that the Democratic National Committee has not just banned a party organised climate change debate. It has threatened to punish candidates for participating in a climate change debate organised by others as well.

So, what will happen around the debate announced here below?

From Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, League of Conservation Voters in the USA, 12 July 2019:

CLIMATE SUMMIT ANNOUNCEMENT

LCV is joining The New Republic and Earther for their climate change summit for the Democratic presidential candidates on September 23 in New York City. It’s critical that climate change be front and center in upcoming debates, but this is a great opportunity to get the candidates to discuss climate in an in-depth way. Want to be involved? Sign up to be updated on the latest details, including which candidates will be there, opportunities for YOU to submit questions, and more.

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A climate summit will give us the chance to hear directly from Democratic presidential candidates about how they would confront the climate crisis. Add your name to receive updates about the summit.

I’m thrilled to let you know that LCV is joining The New Republic and Earther for their climate change summit for Democratic candidates. This event is sure to be a unique opportunity to engage candidates in extended discussions about their plans to confront the climate crisis.

During the first debates in Miami, with a combined 240 minutes of discussion, climate received only 15 minutes. Ironic, being that the event took place in a city poised to sink into the ocean.

Poll after poll shows that voters see climate change as a top issue in the presidential primary. At this summit, the moderators can really dig into questions like ending our dependence on fossil fuels and what that means for society. We can see candidates putting the communities most damaged by the climate crisis at the center of the discussion, where they belong. And climate change can receive the urgency and attention it deserves.

It’s imperative to get these discussions in motion now, because climate change is the defining issue of our time, and the 2020 presidential election is our last, best chance to stop the crisis.

That’s why we’re thrilled to be joining The New Republic and Earther in their climate change summit. LCV is proud to play an integral role informing the moderators and hosts on the candidates’ environmental records and climate change plans. And we want you to be a part of the summit, too.

We want to keep you updated on the latest details, including which candidates will be there, opportunities for YOU to submit questions, and more. Sign up now.

We have less than 12 years left to make a real impact in the climate crisis, and we must make sure the next president is ready to tackle climate change on day one.

Thanks for fighting this fight with LCV.

Tiernan Sittenfeld
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
League of Conservation Voters

P.S. Check out this article from The New Republic and Earther for more information on the climate summit

From U.S. News and World Report, July 2, 2019:

Mounting pressure from climate change activists appears to be working on the Democratic National Committee, which has taken up consideration of proposals that could allow a presidential debate on the topic.

The DNC executive committee gathered over the weekend and referred two resolutions regarding climate change discussions to a committee. The committee has scheduled a vote on the measures on Aug. 23, according to activist group Sunrise Movement. A DNC official confirmed Tuesday that the next phase of the resolution process will begin in late August.

Activists said that last week’s debates proved a conversation focused solely on climate change is necessary. Roughly 15 minutes of the pair of two-hour debates were focused on the issue.

‘Biden candidacy will help Donald Trump’


This 6 July 2019 video from the USA is called Madea Benjamin of [women’s peace movement] CodePink: Joe Biden Will Result in Trump‘s Re-election.

Like the Democratic party 2016 candidacy of another ‘centristcorporate politician, Hillary Clinton, handed Trump the presidency.

BIDEN NO LONGER UNEQUIVOCAL FRONT-RUNNER The Democratic presidential primary is no longer dominated by a single front-runner, the latest polling suggests, breaking the months of relative stasis during which former Vice President Joe Biden carried an extensive lead over the rest of the field. [HuffPost]

United States Democratic presidential candidates, poll


This 16 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

NBC [broadcasting corporation] and the DNC [Democratic National Committee] have announced the lineups for the first 2020 Democratic Debates. The debates are set for June 26th and 27th. Each night will feature 10 candidates, vying for a chance to deliver their message to the American people, and Democratic voters.

Wednesday night [June 26th 2019] will include Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Cast[r]o, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Jay Inslee, and Tim Ryan.

Thursday night [June 27th 2019] will feature Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, Eric Swalwell, and Michael Bennet.

Unfortunately, the Democratic party establishment has not included candidate and ex-senator Mike Gravel in the debates. Gravel is a critic of the permanent Pentagon wars. He helped to disclose the Pentagon Papers which proved why the Vietnam war was wrong.

This 18 June 2019 video from the USA is called Mike Gravel Smashes War Machine With Facts.

This 18 June 2019 Tulsi Gabbard video says about itself:

Stop Trump from waging illegal Iran War

Here we go again! The US sending more troops to Middle East for what will be disastrous war with Iran. To prevent Trump and future presidents from waging war illegally (without Congress approval) we must sign my No More Presidential Wars Act.

An article from the Israeli website Maariv Online, republished in the Jerusalem Post, reported that the Trump administration is actively preparing a “tactical assault” on Iran. The report, based on diplomatic sources at the UN in New York, stated that “since Friday, the White House has been holding incessant discussions involving senior military commanders, Pentagon representatives and advisers to President Donald Trump”: here.

One should hope that in the 26 June debate, candidate Tulsi Gabbard will get the chance to criticize these bloody trillion dollar wars.

And that in the 27 June debate, candidate Bernie Sanders will get that chance.

And that in both debates, these two candidates will get the chance to demonstrate that their policies against climate change are a lot better than those of ‘centrist’ Democrats with links to the fossil fuel corporations. Even though the Democratic party establishment bans a special debate on global warming.

This 18 June 2019 Bernie Sanders video says about itself:

Our Future Is Not Fossil Fuel

Blackrock‘s role in destroying our planet is unacceptable. Our future is not in fossil fuel investments. Our future is shifting to sustainable energy, creating millions of jobs, leading the world in new technology and leaving our children a clean environment.

Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina: here.

And one should hope that in these debates, Sanders and Gabbard will be able to strongly criticize economic inequality.

Sanders vs. Trump

And that the debates will not be marred by softball questions to ‘centrist‘ (really right-wing) candidates while progressive candidates get trap questions.

I have a poll you, my readers, in this blog post. Let us assume that you are a United States citizen and have the right to vote in a Democratic party primary election.

Which one of these 22 options would you then choose?

US presidential candidate Buttigieg flip-flops on abortion


So, Joe Biden is not the only ‘centrist‘ United States Democratic party presidential candidate flip-flopping on women’s rights.

This 14 June 2010 video from the USA says about itself:

Buttigieg: Abortion Rights Are “Beyond My Pay Grade

Rebel HQ’s Emma Vigeland breaks down Pete Buttigieg‘s past waffling on the issue of abortion rights.

BUTTIGIEG’S TENSE TOWN HALL Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, faced emotional community members at a town hall while trying to answer questions about a white police officer who fatally shot a black man in the city last week. [HuffPost]

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was exposed as a political hack and apologist for police violence Sunday when he faced jeers from a crowd of angry residents at a town hall meeting in South Bend, Indiana. The meeting was called to address a recent police murder in the working-class city where Buttigieg is mayor. But after leaving the campaign trail in South Carolina, where the Democratic Party had a series of major events for the presidential candidates, Buttigieg could not quell popular anger over the June 16 police shooting of Eric Jack Logan, an African-American father of five, by a white police officer, Sgt. Ryan O’Neill: here.

Buttigieg has been the most aggressive holder of high-dollar fundraisers, attending dozens of such events, particularly in California and the northeast, and raising much of his money from Silicon Valley and Wall Street. His poll numbers have not responded in direct proportion to the build-up, however. He regularly appears in fifth place, making him the lowest in the top tier of candidates. And his campaign received a significant blow in mid-June with the killing of a black resident of South Bend by a white cop, which forced Buttigieg to leave the campaign trail briefly to deal with the crisis: here.