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Democratic Leaders Reject Resolution Calling for Candidate Climate Debate

HeadlineAug 23, 2019

In San Francisco, leaders of the Democratic National Committee voted Thursday to reject a resolution calling for a presidential candidate debate on the climate. It failed on a vote of 8 to 17 by the DNC’s Resolutions Committee. After the roll call, about two dozen young activists with the Sunrise Movement who were attending the committee meeting rose from their chairs, stood on their seats and began a protest.

Protester 1: “We are afraid for our lives! We are afraid of an uninhabitable planet! Please, please, please, use the microphone that you have!”

Protester 2: “This is a climate emergency!”

Protester 1: “We deserve a climate debate!”

Protester 2: “We need a climate debate!”

The Resolutions Committee’s vote Thursday is not the final say on the matter. The full Democratic National Committee could still vote to change its rules to allow a climate debate when it meets on Saturday.

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