DNC Chair’s New Resolution Could Torpedo Climate Debate Push: Activists

"The resolution praises the unofficial climate forums MSNBC and CNN promised to host, but makes no mention of an official DNC debate."

"Democratic National Committee chief Tom Perez has proposed a resolution on the climate crisis that activists fear could be an attempt to undermine the push for a presidential primary debate devoted entirely to global warming.

The proposal, titled “Resolution Recommitting the Democratic Party to the Work of Combating Climate Change and Creating Jobs by Growing our Clean Energy Economy,” makes nine general points mostly about the threat posed by global warming and the Trump administration’s denial of the science. HuffPost obtained a copy of the resolution from a DNC insider.

But the final clause praises Democratic presidential contenders for “demonstrating their commitment to tackling the issue of climate change, having already scheduled two televised forums on CNN and MSNBC to discuss the issue, and debating the issue during each of the DNC-sanctioned presidential primary debates.”"

Alexander C. Kaufman reports for HuffPost August 9, 2019.


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Source: HuffPost, 08/12/2019