DNC rejects proposal to hold climate debate
DNC rejects proposal to hold climate debate DNC rejects proposal to hold climate debateA dozen Democratic presidential candidates are in San Francisco this week with a Democratic National Committee summer meeting today, DNC officials rejected a proposal to hold a primary debate on climate change. Here’S the moment it happened and what came after for all of the Democratic primary debate groups, including the sunrise movement, that the issue deserves more attention. Sophia koracick he’s a spokesperson for the sunrise movement from San Francisco Sophie. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me some many Sunrise movement members at the vote, were you surprised how it went today? I’M honestly, just a week ago, Tom Perez introduced a resolution that was designed to kill a climb debate from here, and so we actually had a partial victory. That came from the boat this morning issued specific debates specific to actually get into some of the substance and Nuance in a way that that is challenging currently. But I think that was really surprised really came out. There was a resolution going to be brought to the floor for a fight on Saturday. These are not enough and let you know debates are really the place for these kinds of topics to be hashed out so did reach Millions more people so upon the same stage at the same time, and so that’s why we’ve been pushing for beneficial debate. Changing Governor Jay Inslee dropped out of the presidential race. He, as you know, Focus his campaign on climate change that feel like a lost to your cause. I need a Jay. Inslee really did a huge amazing things, really censoring climate in this election and really pushed so many of the candidates to also be better on this issue. Momentum around the issue of climate change. Without someone liked Governor Inslee in the race temperature out this race, I mean we had hundreds of people that were packing this room today. This weekend, we’re going to have hundreds of people coming from all over the western part of the country for a training on learning action, planning and recruitment. You’Re really going to be keeping up the momentum going into this election., Something that our movement is going to continue to do so. You mention this Senator Bernie Sanders released. His climate plan to date Builds on the green New Deal. You think that should be a litmus test for president 4 congressional candidates in the next election. Or are you open to other proposals? I mean absolutely. We need to be candidate need to be putting out about making sure that we’re galvanizing, young people, galvanizing people who have never felt and the recent years that the things are starting to shift and we’re changing America. Thank you. So much for your time. Thank you. Sofie Karasek from the Sunrise Movement joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss the Democratic National Committee voting to not hold a climate debate.