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DNC 'Snubs' Climate Movement Just as Greenpeace Endorses Democratic Panel's Visionary Plan

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DNC 'Snubs' Climate Movement Just as Greenpeace Endorses Democratic Panel's Visionary Plan

"There are more big bank executives on the Democratic platform drafting committee than there are climate activists or millennials."

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speaks to a crowd at a DNC event on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speaks to a crowd at a DNC event on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images)

Despite mounting pressure on the party to craft a 2020 platform that includes ambitious climate policies, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Monday announced a drafting committee that, in the words of journalist Emily Atkin, "snubs progressive climate activists again."

"As we confront the interwoven crises of climate change, white supremacy, and Covid-19, we must demand nothing short of a visionary, transformative agenda from Democratic leadership."
—Charlie Jiang, Greenpeace USA (DKW 86:  :clap:
:clap::clap::clap::clap:)

Perez's announcement followed reporting that Democratic Party leadership was "irked" when the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis released policy recommendations for the platform on June 4 that are bolder than the proposals in presidential candidate Joe Biden's climate plan. Party insiders told Reuters the panel is an "insurgent" group that is not "taken seriously." WHOLE BUNCH MORE...

 

 

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