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The Democratic National Committee selected a resolution at their summer meeting in San Francisco on Saturday, that would be the party’s presidential candidates are exempted to participate in the unofficial “several candidates” forums, focusing exclusively on climate change.
The national party Committee agreed to 222-137 against a resolution that would encourage candidates to essentially disregard of a rule established by the DNC Chairman, Tom Perez, is not excluded, then it will appear on the same stage at the same time, during the so-called “non-party events.”
The vote drew a rebuke from the left-environmental activists, such as the sunrise movement, the say, the party leadership ignored the young voters priorities.
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“The democratic party needs to win the energy and motivation of young people in the year 2020,” said Evan Weber, sunrise movement’s political Director. “The energy that this issue was incredibly clear, but Tom Perez stops the rotation of the party in the foot by rejecting the energy and way to turn it.”
Similar protests broke out Thursday when the DNC’s resolutions Committee voted 17-8 against the holding single-issue debates.
Perez said during the primary campaign, he circles against the party’s official debates to a single issue. Perez said this week that he wants to get a broad audience for the Prime-time debates with the voters to see the candidates address a full range of questions. The next official democratic debate is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Houston, with a second night of the debates, scheduled for Sept. 13 if enough candidates can qualify.
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Perez has encouraged candidates to participate in topic-specific forums in which you is not involved, several candidates on the same stage together. CNN has planned, for example, a climate forum in September, with a minimum of 10 candidates expected to appear individually and to discuss the climate policy in depth. Powerful organizations like the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO, the venue for such events, the to your political priorities.
Perez, the assistant also noted this week that he has received requests from various interest groups to request a full-fledged debates on civil rights, weapons, poverty and issues that impact on older Americans.
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The scramble this week came in the Wake of the Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at the end of his presidential candidacy, that he struck on a promise to make climate policy the nation’s top priority. Inslee was able to win more than 130,000 individual donors — the mark of the DNC-set as a qualifying metric for the September debate stage. But Inslee also shy, and an additional requirement to hit 2% support in at least four national or early nomination Status polls from reputable pollsters.was
Inslee had repeatedly devote to Perez, who sponsored a DNC debate on climate protection.