Friday, August 16, 2019

Call the DNC: Demand a climate debate now

Call the DNC to demand a climate debate now.
Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
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DNC Chair Tom Perez is against it, but activists, 20 presidential contenders,1 and over 200,000 petition signers want to make sure that a real discussion about the survival of our planet gets the airtime it deserves.2 Climate change is a threat to our current communities and future generations.Next week, Democratic National Committee (DNC) members are expected to vote on whether to have an official climate debate.
Voters deserve to know how presidential candidates plan to address this crisis. We have until August 22nd to get DNC members to support a climate debate. Will you call Arizona DNC members today?
Climate change has always faced an absurdly difficult challenge to make it to debate stages. Despite an uptick in natural disasters devastating thousands of Americans, climate issues are still considered niche, rather than a widespread concern. In the last debate, only 10% of the questions moderators asked of candidates were about climate change. That is appalling.3
Democrats need to step up and put climate change on the national political stage. A presidential primary debate on climate would highlight the climate crisis at a time when more people than ever are tuned in to national politics – and force candidates to be explicit about their solutions
The more calls we make to DNC members, the better chance we have of getting a climate debate. Call the DNC today.
Tell your DNC members: Stand up for a climate debate. Click the link below to call your DNC members:
- Jelani Drew, CREDO Action 
Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
Take action now ►
  1. Rebecca Leber, "Nearly Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Is Now Backing a Debate on Climate Change" Mother Jones, July 3, 2019.
  2. Chris Mills Rodrigo, "Activists deliver petition with 200,000 signatures calling for climate debate to DNC" The Hill, June 12, 2019.
  3. Elvondo Cooper & Lisa Hymas, "Less than 10% of questions were about climate change at CNN's two-night debate in Detroit" Media Matters for America, Aug. 1, 2019.

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