The first debate for the Democratic presidential candidates is next week, and hundreds of thousands of voters are demanding a debate devoted to climate change solutions.
The Democratic National Committee is ignoring them. In fact DNC leader Tom Perez has said he might even bar candidates from official DNC debates if they participate in a climate debate held by another group.
Voters deserve to know which candidates have the best, boldest plans to tackle the climate crisis -- and top Democratic candidates agree. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders all want to have a debate solely focused on climate solutions.
We know that the DNC will listen to voters like you. Your voice has the power to force them to pay attention and stop pretending the climate crisis doesn’t matter.
Sign the petition: Tom Perez and the DNC, stop ignoring voter’s demands! Have a climate solutions debate.
Scientists say we have a little more than a decade to stave off climate collapse. But for Tom Perez, “it’s just not practical” to have a serious debate about the biggest threat to future generations.
You know what’s not practical? Devoting just a few minutes of talk to climate chaos. That’s what happened in 2016, when the presidential debates spent just 5 minutes on environmental issues like climate change — only 2 percent of their total time.
Tom Perez wants to punish candidates who are serious about climate solutions. If he gets his way, we’ll get the same trite soundbites as always -- and zero substantial discussion.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are up in arms that the DNC is refusing to hold a climate debate. They’re fired up because global warming is finally getting the attention it deserves. Next to healthcare, climate change is now the most important issue for Democratic voters.
The Democratic National Committee is embarrassing itself. The people power of thousands of SumOfUs members like you can knock the DNC out of its complacency.
Tell Tom Perez and the DNC: Stop pretending that climate chaos doesn’t matter! Hold a climate solutions debate.