Calling Upon the Republican Party to Address Climate Change Now

RESOLUTION 15-05.06

Calling Upon the Republican Party to Address Climate Change Now

WHEREAS, the Republican Party has been at the forefront of global climate change denial, endangering the future of our planet and its people by propagating false claims and junk science, rejecting the urgent need to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – both at home and abroad; and

WHEREAS, Republicans recklessly resort to theatrics and stunts to cheapen public discourse on the topic of climate change, bringing snowballs onto the floor of Congress and going to great lengths to censure the use of terms like, “climate change,” “global warming,” and “sea-level rise;” and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party has a long track record of rewarding and defending the fossil fuel industry – one of their biggest financial contributors – by shamelessly stopping at nothing to rollback and stymie any environmental progress that could diminish their donors’ profits, including threats to reverse Obama’s EPA regulations, nullify any international climate agreements, and freeze worthwhile investments into clean and renewable energy;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party calls upon the Republican Party and its representatives to immediately stop their deception and denial and instead begin engaging in serious conversation on how to immediately reduce our carbon dioxide emissions and embrace international climate agreements; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party and our elected representatives will continue to lead on this issue by pushing for urgent and necessary measures to combat climate change.

 

Sponsored by Rachel Binah and 25 DSCC delegates.

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its May 2015 State Convention
Anaheim Convention Center
May 17, 2015

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