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LCV Withdraws from Climate Forum

Jul 13, 2019

Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, DC: Following the publication yesterday of an offensive piece by Dale Peck on Mayor Pete Buttigieg in The New Republic, LCV issued the following statement from Gene Karpinski, President:

“The offensive piece by this author, and the choice to run it, are inconsistent with our values and LCV is withdrawing our participation in the presidential primary candidate climate forum previously announced in New York City on September 23. We will remain focused on the important work of elevating the climate crisis in this election and encouraging all the candidates to be prioritizing solutions.”