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LCV Statement on the First Presidential Debate

Sep 26, 2016

CONTACT: Seth Stein, 202-454-4573 or

Washington, D.C. – In response to the first presidential debate, LCV National Campaigns Director Clay Schroers issued the following statement:

“We just saw Hillary lead the evening talking about clean energy jobs and the need to meet the challenge of climate change head-on – while Trump outright lied. He brazenly lied to the American people, saying that he never claimed climate change was a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese – when it is well documented that he did so on his very own twitter feed.

“While Hillary Clinton brought up climate change on her own, unfortunately Mr. Holt missed a crucial opportunity to ask the candidates for their plans to take action on climate. 125,000 people signed our petition alone urging the moderators to address the issue. Climate change will be a critical test of our next president’s leadership, both at home and abroad – so now the heat is on for Ms. Raddatz, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Wallace to ask a climate question at the next debate.”


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