So far, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has rejected the popular demand to make one of its planned dozen presidential primary debates address the topic of the earth's climate, saying that all debates will be multi-issue and that the topic of climate will be covered along with many others.
This is a profound moral mistake. Climate collapse is not like other topics. It's a question of human survival. (Nuclear apocalypse is the only similar topic, and people are less aware of that one.)
Click here to demand a climate debate!
Refusing to recognize the importance of climate is a longstanding position of the DNC and of Democratic Party leaders. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has openly mocked the idea of a Green New Deal.
Outrageously, the DNC is going way beyond refusal to hold a climate debate. According to presidential candidate Jay Inslee, the DNC is also threatening to exclude from all of its debates any candidates who take part in a climate debate not organized by the DNC.
Now we're dealing with censorship, and arguably with a hand on the scale in favor of the worse candidate(s) so familiar from the Democratic primaries of 2016.
Let's rectify this blunder immediately. Add your name here.
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