This weekend, the Democratic National Committee voted to keep blocking presidential candidates from any debate focused on the climate emergency.
RootsAction.org was there. The night before the DNC opened its deliberations, we co-sponsored a strategy meeting of 150 activists and DNC members in support of a climate debate. We helped build a strong coalition. And we put a related flier -- about Joe Biden -- into the hands of most DNC members.
The Biden forces worked to block a climate debate, even though months ago he publicly voiced support for the idea. That’s typical. Biden’s actual record has often directly contradicted his soothing words.
That’s why RootsAction has launched the Biden Fact Squad -- to provide concise, well-documented and devastating summaries of Biden’s key statements and actions.
We need your help!
** Share via social media the contents of the RootsAction leaflet that has already made impact from California to South Carolina. You can share online at “Biden Fact Squad.” Or, print out a nifty 14-inch PDF version.
** Click here and contribute what you can to put the Biden Fact Squad on the ground in New Hampshire.
Next month, a RootsAction team plans to go to the first presidential primary state. But first we need to pay the remaining bills from our work at the national DNC meeting last weekend -- and then move ahead to New Hampshire to carry the Biden Fact Squad work forward.
Back on June 11, the Washington Post reported, Biden said that “he supported the idea of a presidential candidates’ debate focused on climate change.” At the time, Biden told a Greenpeace activist: “That’s what we should be doing. I’m all in, man.” But days ago, a top operative from the Biden campaign -- on the DNC Resolutions Committee -- helped lead the charge to block any climate debate for the presidential candidates.
If you want to help the Biden Fact Squad expose such gaslighting efforts by the Biden campaign, please share Joe Biden: Facts and donate what you can afford to strengthen this work.
-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.
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