Resolution on DNC not accepting fossil fuel money

The following resolution was approved by ECDC membership as per voting noted above in the Recap of the August 28 Meeting.

Resolution on DNC Not Accepting Fossil Fuel Money

WHEREAS, Solutions to Climate Change require a phasing out of fossil fuels and to start drastically reducing carbon emissions from burning of fossil fuels, as the results of Climate Change are already being seen in catastrophic wildfires, and worsening hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and coastal storms.

WHEREAS, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had passed a resolution in June 2018 that they would not be accepting fossil fuel industry money. As Labor had objected, they should be convinced by supporting their transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

WHEREAS, the DNC executive committee reversed its stand recently by issuing a resolution welcoming contributions from the fossil fuel industry workers, whether individual or union PACs, or through “employer PACs”, invoking an “all-of-the-above” language in its energy strategy.

BE IT RESOLVED, that we recommend that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) again act as the party that is fighting for solutions for Climate Change and that it fully reject accepting any money from the fossil fuel industry. Individual workers should be encouraged to donate to the Democratic Party in every way, but as individuals.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we, the El Cerrito Democratic Club, forward this resolution directly to the DNC Executive Committee and request a response on what they plan to do in this regard.

Contact Information: Hari Lamba, member El Cerrito Democratic Club,