Sign our petition to put the climate crisis in the national spotlight: Urge the debate moderator to ask Obama and Romney about global warming!
How do they plan to address the climate crisis?
Sign our petition to ensure we get answers in the first presidential debate!
What’s on your TV right now?
Cable news chatter about the Romney family’s dancing horse? A bunch of talking heads yelling about President Obama’s birth certificate?
Let’s face it, from now until November, you and every other voter will be bombarded with non-
The choice is in your hands. We have a plan to make sure that climate change is at the top of the issues list this election, but we need your help.
Will you sign our petition calling on the moderator of the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer, to ask President Obama and Governor Romney about the climate crisis? We need 50,000 signatures in the next month.
Millions of voters will get their information about the presidential candidates by watching the debates this fall. With a moderator like Jim Lehrer — whose show, the PBS NewsHour, has often covered climate change with the gravity that it requires — we have a real chance to generate a substantive discussion about global warming on the national stage…if he asks the candidates about the issue.
The first debate, on October 3rd, is focused exclusively on domestic issues. With the effects of climate change causing hardship for people across the county — from flooding in the Southeast to drought in the Midwest to the wildfires in Colorado, where the debate is being held — it’s only natural to assume that Mr. Lehrer should ask President Obama and Governor Romney to discuss how they plan to address global warming.
Unfortunately, experience has taught us that we can’t assume much when it comes to climate change coverage in the national media. Despite the fact that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the U.S., only 8.7 percent of television segments that reported on the record-
No matter how many climate change deniers stick their heads in the sand, the climate crisis will keep getting worse until we do something about it. The first step towards making that happen is ensuring that voters know where their elected officials stand on moving us towards a clean energy future.
So, I hope you’ll join us in signing this petition today and sharing it with your community.
Thank you for being an engaged, informed and valued member of our network.
Online Campaigns Manager
League of Conservation Voters
1920 L Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036