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DNC Flip-flops on Fossil Fuel Donations

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One more Reason Why Dems Always Lose - Incompetent Leadership

Democratic National Committee Proposes Reversing Its Ban On Fossil Fuel Donations

 

The move comes just two months after the party adopted a resolution to prohibit oil, gas and coal company contributions.

 

The Democratic National Committee plans to vote on a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations, HuffPost has learned. 

 

The proposal introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees,” just two months after adopting a resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies in a unanimous vote.

 

The resolution nods to “forward-looking employers” that are “powering America’s all-of-the-above energy economy and moving us towards a future fueled by clean and low-emissions energy technology, from renewables to carbon capture and storage to advanced nuclear technology.”

 

“I am furious that the DNC would effectively undo a resolution passed just two months ago just as the movement to ban fossil fuel corporate PAC money is growing (and Democrats are winning),” said R.L. Miller, the president of the super political action committee Climate Hawks Vote who co-sponsored the original resolution.

 

A DNC spokeswoman said in an email that the resolution was “not a reversal,” but did not immediately provide further comment.  

 

The original resolution, which Perez voted for in June, barred the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to oil, gas and coal companies. But it allowed for the DNC to continue accepting individual donations from workers in those industries. 

 

OH LOOKY HERE AT WHO HAS A PLUM JOB IN THE DNC

 

Party activists ― including Christine Pelosi, the main author of the resolution and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― hoped the DNC would consider a second proposal this month to stop accepting contributions over $200 from individuals who work for the fossil fuel industry. That, the thinking went, would limit the influence of high-paid executives while remaining open to the working class Democrats aim to champion. 

 

Source - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dnc-fossil-fuel-donations_us_5b6dddd4e4b0530743c9ca67

 

 

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