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BREAKING: The @DNC resolutions committee democratically passed a #ClimateDebate compromise resolution and it appears that @TomPerez is trying to kill it.

He says it would disrupt the process the candidates have agreed to. All the candidates want a #ClimateDebate.
Debate happening now. @Tinapo makes the point that @dnc members have never voted on the current rules.
Livestream here. Follow along: facebook.com/sunrisemvmt/vi…
Larry Cohen, former @CWAUnion president, calling out the undemocratic nature of this process that @TomPerez has initiated.

The will of the committee is being disrupted.
This is very sad. This is not about one issue versus another. The resolution as amended would allow for all issues to host forums with candidates appearing side-by-side.
Wow. @sunrisemvmt just got a shoutout and thanks.
Representative from Wyoming makes the great point that forums do not reach as many people as something with all candidates on stage simultaneously.
Youngest @DNC member @michaelkapp respectfully reminds @TomPerez that the Democratic Party should be bottom up, not top down. Members did not approve the current debate rules.
.@RepBarbaraLee says we need a #ClimateDebate and it must include people of color and environmental racism.
People speaking against include industry lobbyists (why are they allowed to be @DNC members), people speaking out that we need debates on other issues (agreed!)
Oregon Chair reminds us that all of the democratic candidates want a #ClimateDebate.
Member says we shouldn’t change rules midstream because it would create a battle between candidates…isn’t that what primaries are for? What do the other debates do?
LGBTQ activist @DNC member says that is her main issue but that climate change is the issue in which all other issues rest.
Representative from Missouri reminds us of the intersectionality of climate crisis.
.@YasmineTaeb giving powerful statement as Muslim immigrant on why the resolution as written should be approved. Climate change is important and also this new fuel would allow for other issues to organize forums as well.
Many people wondering why we’re pushing young people away?

Resolution 4 was a compromise from a full #ClimateDebate. It passed. Killing it now would be terrible for energizing young people to believe in @TheDemocrats.
.@TomPerez just gave an incredibly biased explanation of what is actually in the new resolution.

Very unfair that he wouldn’t let a proponent explain what is actually in it.
There it is. Push for @DNC to allow a #ClimateDebate strong-armed to death by @TomPerez.

Activists are chanting, “Failure of leadership.”

An understatement.
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