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June 15, 2019

To: Felecia Rotellini, Chair Arizona Democratic Party

Fr: Maria Lynam, Chair
Democratic Women of the Prescott Area

At the June 14, 2019 meeting of the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area we passed a motion to encourage the DNC and the Arizona Democratic Party to fully recognize the threat of the climate crisis and to dedicate a presidential debate to climate change. The climate crisis is unlike any other problem we are facing, as its consequences for the future of our planet are unparalleled. It is understood that the DNC does not want to do single issue debates, but the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area in response to a resolution of the Yavapai County Democratic Party, wants it made clear that the climate crisis contributes to all other major issues- immigration, health care, income equality, employment etc. Presently the full ramifications of carbon accumulation and climate change are not recognized, and to not allow a debate to fully address the issue of climate change is dereliction of duty. Based on this we are requesting that the Arizona Democratic Party and the State Chair make a clear statement advocating for the importance of a debate on climate change.

Our motion

“The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area passed a motion requesting that the Democratic National Committee hold a presidential debate on climate change due to the urgency and importance of this issue and how it intersects with all other critical issues. The motion further requests that the Arizona Democratic Party advocate for a presidential debate on climate change.”

Democratic Women of the Prescott Area, Maria Lynam, Chair