LCV Statement on the Nevada Democratic Debate

Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Las Vegas, NV — In response to the Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV)  issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“The polling is clear: Nevada caucusgoers have demanded that the candidates prioritize climate change. Tonight, they did just that. With all of the candidates receiving a question on climate and energy, this debate included the serious, in-depth conversation about climate solutions Nevada caucusgoers and voters across the country deserve. We were pleased to hear both the moderators and the candidates discuss the challenges and opportunities of this existential threat. Tonight’s climate section should be a model for future debates — let’s hear the candidates expand even further upon how they will prioritize climate action that builds a more just and sustainable society on day one and every day as president.”

In our recent Nevada poll, 86% of likely Democratic caucusgoers said climate change was the most important or a very important issue. Among Latinx likely caucusgoers, climate change is the #1 most important issue. Earlier this week LCV released a new memo highlighting how the candidates have been campaigning on climate change in Nevada. 

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