The Climate Crisis and how the Democratic Presidential candidates would address this critical issue is getting much attention.
At the DNC summer meeting in San Francisco where our eight Democrats Abroad DNC representatives were present, this issue was taken up and passionately debated....
From Connie Borde, DNC Representative and former Chair DA France:
"A most important take-away from this 2019 DNC meeting was the impassioned debate on Climate Change, and the amount of resistance and activism that has forced the subject to the fore of this whole election period: Green New Deal, Sunrise and many more groups brought convincing arguments to the DNC meeting for a Single-Issue, stand-alone Debate Resolution on Climate Change.
Our DNC team agreed to add their names to the Resolution. After long and multi-faceted debate, this Resolution was voted down - to the dismay of the Climate Change advocates Nonetheless it was far from a lose/lose for the climate change people who got some win out of the controversy: the creation of a Climate Change Council, and several Resolutions to guarantee Climate Change would play an essential part in the upcoming Debates."
Interested in this critical issue?
- CNN hosted a "Climate Crisis Town Hall" on Wednesday, Sept. 4 in New York City. The network invited those candidates who meet the Democratic National Committee’s polling threshold for the September primary debate, which required them to reach 2% or more in four approved polls by Aug. 28. Here is a link to see the hightlights!
- MSNBC has announced that it is co-hosting the two-day Climate Forum 2020, to be held at Georgetown University Sept. 19-20. All declared presidential candidates from both parties will be invited to speak to young voters about climate change in the town hall-style forum, co-hosted by The Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Our Daily Planet, an independent environmental news organization.
“Resolutions" never drew such a crowd!