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Dammit, Democrats! Organize a Climate Debate! Act Now or Face a Cataclysm!

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  • Part 1: Dammit, Democrats! Organize a Climate Debate!
  • The DNC has made a morally and practically wrong choice with its rejection of proposals for a debate on the existential issue of our time.
  • Part 2: “We Are Facing an Existential Crisis”: Gov. Inslee Slams DNC for Refusing to Hold Climate Debate
  • We will not have another chance after the next administration. We will either act now, or it will be cataclysm.

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Part 1: Dammit, Democrats! Organize a Climate Debate!

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jay-inslee-green-new-deal-ap-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80 / Jay Inslee speaks during a Columbia Climate Strike rally at Columbia University in New York. (AP / Bebeto Matthews)

The DNC has made a morally and practically wrong choice with its rejection of proposals for a debate on the existential issue of our time.
 
John Nichols, the Nation

June 7, 2019 | Nothing about the Democratic National Committee’s approach to organizing debates featuring the several dozen contenders for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination inspires confidence. But something about the party’s approach should inspire fury.

The DNC is refusing to organize a debate on climate change, and it is clinging to rules that could effectively block candidates from participating in independent debates on the issue.

This is morally wrong and practically foolish.

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/johnnichols_small1.jpgJohn Nichols <> writes about politics for the Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.

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Part 2: “We Are Facing an Existential Crisis”: Gov. Inslee Slams DNC for Refusing to Hold Climate Debate

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Enflamed%20Globe%20in%20Palm%20of%20a%20Hand.jpgWashington Governor Jay Inslee is accusing the DNC of attempting to silence the voices of those who want to debate climate solutions. “This is our last chance to defeat climate change,” Inslee said. “We will not have another chance after the next administration. We will either act now, or it will be cataclysm.”

Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

June 11, 2019 | Juan Gonzalez: The Democratic National Committee is facing criticism after the committee rejected calls for the party to host a debate solely focused on the climate crisis. The DNC is also threatening to blacklist any candidate who takes part in a non-DNC debate on the issue. DNC Chair Tom Perez recently told climate activists that it is not practical to hold debates on specific issues. Washington Governor Jay Inslee was the first Democratic presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. Last week, he accused the DNC of attempting to silence the voices of those who want to debate what he described as the, quote, “existential crisis of our time.”

Amy Goodman: USA Today reports a number of other Democratic candidates have since backed the call, including former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, former Obama Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet. Meanwhile, more than 50 voting members of the Democratic National Committee have submitted a resolution supporting a climate debate.

Juan Gonzalez has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987.

Amy Goodman is an American award-winning broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria.

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