Victory for activists as DNC considers hosting a climate-specific debate

Just the DNC considering this move shows a shift in the party.


Youth and climate activists had relentlessly expressed their desire for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to host a climate change presidential debate. Through successfully making their voice be heard via protest, lobbying, and sit-ins, it looks like the DNC, that kept resisting to the idea, has finally agreed to consider hosting one.

The DNC executive committee gathered this past weekend and discussed the possibility of hosting a climate change debate and will be considering holding a vote in August. At the meeting this last weekend, they voted on two proposals: one for an official debate on climate change and another for a less formal forum. 

“They will be voting on a resolution at the August meeting, It’s clear that the pressure is working and support for the [climate debate] is growing,” says Sunrise spokesperson Stephen O’Hanlon.

After a significant amount of time was dedicated to climate discussion in last week’s debates, having a conversation focuses primarily on the subject is necessary. 

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