Dear MDP, We Need A Climate Debate

Dear MDP, We Need A Climate Debate

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Andrew Nowicki started this petition to Michigan Democratic Party

Democratic National Committee members will be voting in August on whether to hold a Presidential Climate Debate. 

The Michigan Democratic Party will be be holding a meeting of the State Central Committee on July 20th. This is the highest governing body of Michigan Democrats outside a convened convention. Tell them you support the following resolution urging National Democrats to hold a climate debate.

 

Resolution Calling for a Presidential Climate Debate

WHEREAS the Democratic National Committee is set to vote in August on whether to hold a climate debate; and

WHEREAS climate change poses an existential threat that affects every other issue including, but not limited to, national security, public health, food security, civil rights, transportation, foreign policy; and

WHEREAS on October 8, 2018, the United Nations released a special report, criticized by many leading climate scientists as overly conservative, which projected that limiting warming to the unsafe 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy by 2030; and

WHEREAS the year 2018 had the highest recorded global carbon emissions with emissions in the United States rising 2.5%; and

WHEREAS inaction on climate change will severely hamper the national economy, eliminate 100% of coral reefs, nearly half of U.S. birds, and contribute to continental amphibian declines which fall annually by more than 3%; and

WHEREAS fossil fuels are one of the most expensive sources of energy and pass costs disproportionately to minority communities; and

WHEREAS a Green New Deal initiative would create millions of new good paying jobs; and

WHEREAS 16 of the leading Presidential candidates and 64% of Democratic voters want a Climate Debate. 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Michigan Democratic Party urges the Democratic National Committee to hold a 2020 presidential primary debate focused on climate action.

 

This petition is in solidarity with the Sunrise Movement. After signing, please visit the Sunrise Movement website and sign onto their petition as well: sunrisemovement.org/climate-debate

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