Passing Variable from Root Timeline into MC

I’m guessing this is pretty simple, I just can’t find the solution through my google searches.

Bascially I created a variable and gave it a value in the first frame of my main timeline.

Now I just want to pass that variable into a MovieClip. When I trace the value of the variable within the movieClip I get undefined.

Is there something else I have to do to make it recognize the root timeline’s variable?