We need a climate debate

For our entire lives, the political and media establishment have gotten away with keeping climate change at the bottom of the national agenda. As young people who will live through climate catastrophe unless bold and immediate action is taken, our generation understands that we are running out of time to address this existential crisis.

That’s why we’re demanding a #ClimateDebate.

The DNC promised they'd put climate front & center last week. Instead, we got fewer than 15 minutes of answers and only half of the 20 candidates got a chance to answer a question on climate change. That's downright irresponsible and not how to treat this crisis like the emergency it is.

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It's time to turn up the heat for a #ClimateDebate.

On July 30 and 31st, Democratic presidential candidates will face off in Detroit, Michigan. We will host watch parties across the country with our family, friends, and coworkers, and flood social media with our comments and questions to these candidates. The media and political establishment have long ignored the climate emergency but we will demonstrate that there are thousands of young people ready to hold candidates accountable to giving a damn about our futures!

Join us in hosting or attending one of these debate watch parties.

After you fill out the form, we’ll send you all resources you need to take action wherever you are for a Climate Debate.


Letters to the editor are about 150 words and are one of the most-read sections of the paper. Use our Letter to the Editor tool to tell your community why we need a Climate Debate.

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More ways to take action


 Ask the questions the DNC is ignoring

Take part in our question card campaign with the guide below:

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