We wanted to recirculate this video we took of Pete signing the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. This is something he’s wanted to do for a while and we were glad to be able to make it happen yesterday.
If you can make a donation, it will help us prove that we can build an organization that can compete without taking money from corporate PACs or from the fossil fuel industry.
There’s a lot of great press and discussion about Pete right now. We’re hearing that “he’s having a real moment.”
We know — and you know — that this is more than a moment. We’re building an organization to compete, and we need to show that people around the country are already substantially investing in the vision.
If you can, please consider making a contribution before we report on our fundraising progress next week:
Pete for America
—– Original Message —–
From: Pete Buttigieg
Subject: I just signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge
I just signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. This is a commitment that our campaign will not be financed by contributions from the PACs, the executives, or the front groups of the fossil fuel industry.
Climate change is one of the most important issues facing the world, so I want to make sure that our campaign is leading by example.
My team filmed me signing the pledge in our South Bend headquarters, and we’re already following up on next steps. Please watch and share with your friends and family.
Climate change is a major national emergency. Its destructive power is comparable to a world war or a great depression. We have to act right now.
America has a great tradition of figuring out how to do things — from ending the Great Depression to going to the moon. As a nation, we need to take action. The timeline is not up to us. We can see the climate disaster coming. Shame on us if we don’t act.
Signing this pledge is a no-brainer, but it’s just one small step. It’s time for bold action.
Thanks for your support,
P.S. Because we’re not taking this funding from the fossil fuel industry, or any corporate PAC money at all, we’re really counting on grassroots contributions to help fuel our campaign and build our organization. I do hope, if you haven’t already, that I can count on you to take a moment to go to peteforamerica.com/donate and help us build out this organization for the road ahead.
Pete for America Exploratory Committee
216 W Washington Street
South Bend, IN 46601