Here at Drinking Liberally, our message to Budweiser is simple:
We like beer, but we like the planet even more. Which is why we've joined a campaign to call out Anheuser-Busch, the company that makes Bud, for their membership on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce. The CoC has taken a notable extremist stance on climate change, even threatening to sue the EPA for regulating greenhouse gases.
It'd be one thing if it were just us liberal drinkers sending the message. Luckily, we got a longtime Budweiser employee to blow the whistle:
We're going to begin by sending a message to David Peacock, President of Anheuser-Busch Companies - there's more inside.
Whatever you might think of Budweiser, whether you care for it or not, we can't, as liberal drinkers in good conscience, allow our beer dollars to indirectly fund global warming deniers. (And of course, Anheuser-Busch is part of an international consortium that makes Bass, Beck's, Stella Artois and a whole lot more - so don't think you're automatically safe if Budweiser isn't your first choice at the bar.)
Other companies, including major players like Nike and Apple, have left the Board or quit the Chamber outright as the CoC's denier rhetoric has become more and more extreme - but Anheuser-Busch has said nothing. If they want drinkers who care about the fate of our planet to keep on buying their products, they must listen to our concerns first.
CREDO Mobile, longtime friends of Drinking Liberally, are teaming up with us to tell Anheuser-Busch that while we like beer, we like our planet even more. Our demand to A-B, and David Peacock, is clear. In simple language:
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken a radical stance against climate change legislation and is promoting dangerous junk science to block needed reforms. I urge you and your company to denounce the Chamber's extremist position on global warming and revoke your membership effective immediately."
You can visit DrinkingLiberally.org/Bud today to sign the petition we're sending their way. Or just take a minute this weekend to sign on. Only if Anheuser-Busch hears from enough of us, and changes their course, will we be able to truly say - "This Bud's for us."