Sign the petition: Reject Trump’s UN Ambassador nominee Kelly Knight Craft

U.S. Senate

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The United Nations (UN) is an important international body that makes decisions on issues ranging from gender equity to globally addressing climate catastrophe. Ambassadors to the UN should be impartial to big businesses and are supposed to represent their country’s needs.

The American people are faced with yet another Trump nominee with questionable motives and lack of qualifications. On May 2, Trump nominated Kelly Knight Craft, the current U.S. Ambassador to Canada -- and wife of large coal company Alliance Resource Partners CEO Joseph Craft III -- to serve as the U.S.’ Ambassador to the UN. Additionally, Ms. Knight Craft has previously claimed that she believes in "both sides of the science" when it comes to the climate.

More recently at her confirmation hearing, she repeated the now-standard Republican talking point about not knowing how much humans contribute to climate change (if only there were a scientist she could consult!) and did not explicitly state that the U.S. should rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. She belongs nowhere near the United Nations and would only further embarrass the U.S. on the world stage.

Not only does Knight Craft have questionable views on the climate crisis and direct financial ties to the fossil fuel industry, she is not qualified to serve as UN Ambassador. During her time as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, she has been frequently absent from her Ottawa post, using her husband’s private jet to make over 125 international flights in just 15 months as ambassador.

On foreign policy, Knight Craft refused to depart from Trump on his reduction of international humanitarian aid and on negotiating on NAFTA.

We deserve a UN Ambassador that will support solutions to climate change, who believes in the importance of humanitarian aid, and will be at least physically present to make important decisions on the world stage, unlike Knight Craft.

Sign the petition to demand that the Senate reject her nomination to the UN.

Participating Organizations:
Climate Hawks Vote
Daily Kos

To: U.S. Senate
From: [Your Name]

The American people deserve a qualified UN ambassador, not someone who has claimed to believe in “both sides of the science” and isn’t present to make smart decisions on the people’s behalf. We urge you to reject Ms. Kelly Knight Craft’s nomination.