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LCV Statement on the Fifth Democratic Debate

Nov 21, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to the fifth Democratic primary debate, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“As the debate moderators themselves mentioned, climate is an issue of significant importance to voters, and tonight we were pleased to see a serious — albeit too short — back and forth between some of the candidates on how they would prioritize the climate crisis as president. The dire circumstances we’re in, however, demand more attention to climate impacts and solutions during the primary. The 2020 presidential election is our last, best chance to combat the climate crisis, and the public deserves to hear more from candidates and the media about specific solutions that address the outsized impact climate change and toxic pollution has on frontline communities and communities of color.”