DNC rebuffs push for unofficial climate change-focused presidential 'debates'
Added 08-24-19 11:29:01pm EST - “The Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution? at its summer meeting in San Francisco Saturday? that would have freed the party's presidential candidates to participate in unofficial "multi-candidate" forums focused solely…” - Foxnews.com
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The Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution at its summer meeting in San Francisco Saturday that would have freed the party's presidential candidates to participate in unofficial “multi-candidate” forums focused solely on climate change.
The national party committee voted 222-137 against a resolution that would have encouraged candidates to essentially disregard a rule set by DNC Chairman Tom Perez that barred them from appearing on the same stage at the same time during so-called "non-party events."
The vote drew a rebuke from left-wing environmental activists, such as the Sunrise Movement, who say the party leadership is ignoring young voters' priorities.
"The Democratic Party needs the energy and motivation of young people to win in 2020," said Evan Weber, Sunrise Movement political director. "The energy around this issue has been incredibly clear, yet Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away."
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