The DNC was extremely principled for two months. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. The TYT Plus app is now available for Android users! Download the app by searching TYT Plus in the Google Play store or by going to TYT.com/app.
“On Friday, August 10, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution, sponsored by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, that reverses its recently adopted ban on accepting donations from fossil fuel companies’ political organizations.
The original resolution was widely hailed by environmental and climate activists as a positive — albeit small — step for the Democratic Party in its political transition away from relying on funding from fossil fuel interests. But even this relatively modest resolution was viewed as going too far by many Democratic party leaders.
Perez’s resolution was approved by a 30-2 vote on Friday night only two months after the DNC adopted another resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies by a unanimous vote. The new resolution states that the DNC “will continue to welcome contributions of workers” in the fossil fuel industry who donate to Democrats, “either through their unions’ or their employers’ political action committees.””*
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