2020 Democratic Primary Debate Kicks Off as Activists Demand a Focus on Climate Change

HeadlineJun 26, 2019

And the first of a two-night-long Democratic primary debate kicks off in Miami, Florida, tonight. Ten candidates are set to take the stage each night. In order to qualify, candidates must either earn 1% support in at least three qualifying polls or gather support from 65,000 unique donors.

In Washington, D.C., climate activists from Sunrise Movement protested the DNC’s refusal to host a climate change-centered primary debate, camping out in front of DNC headquarters overnight.

Joshua Álvarez: “Become the model for a global, large nation and show to the rest of the world that it can be done, that we can transform our economy and our society into 100% renewable energy. And we can do it within the next 10 years, if the DNC has the guts to allow us to have a climate debate, because we need a president in the 2020 elections to have the courage to have a progressive and bold agenda.”

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