Open the Debates!
Open the Debates!
It’s time for the 60% of Americans who say we need a new major party to stand up for our right to open debates.
Sign the petition to show your support for opening up the debates!
To the Commission on Presidential Debates:
We, the undersigned, demand that the Presidential debates include all Presidential candidates who have qualified for enough state ballots to be a choice for a majority of voters.
Polls show that 50% of Americans do not identify as either Democrat or Republican. This means that the Presidential debates as currently managed are locking out the diverse voices and views of half of all Americans.
The Commission on Presidential Debates may sound like an impartial, public body, but it is actually a private organization run by the Democratic and Republican parties. When these two establishment parties took over the debates in 1989, the League of Women Voters withdrew its sponsorship, rightly observing that the “unprecedented control” demanded by the Democrats and Republicans would make the debates “campaign-trail charades” that would “perpetrate fraud on the American voter”.
The need for “more voices and choices” can be met by including all candidates who are on the ballots for a majority of voters, a number that has typically ranged from 4 to 6 candidates in total.
Voters have a right to hear directly from their possible choices for the highest office in the land. These choices should reflect the diversity of American political opinion, and not be restricted to two candidates nominated by establishment parties awash in corporate donations and billionaire support.
Please read letter I received from Jill Stein. We all need to help make this a reality. This is what I have been wanting ever since Jill was denied to debate in 2012. Remember when she was handcuffed to a folding chair for hours in a warehouse. That was not the America I signed up for, nor did anyone! Let’s get someone with integrity and intelligence into the debates and see what happens! We have everything to loose and everything to gain. Forward this info to everyone on all your social media pages, to all your friends. This MUST go viral. It is imperative we do all we can do at this crucial hour. You make a difference. Peace.
This is impressive. We’ve gotten 100,000 signatures from people like you who want Jill Stein on the debate stage September 26.
With less than two weeks left until the first debate, we’re ramping up our efforts with a multi-pronged strategy. In addition to putting pressure directly on the debates commission — asking why they oppose the 76 percent of Americans who want open debates — we’ve set the ambitious goal of doubling the signatures on our petition to show we mean business.
We’d like to be able to walk into the Washington, D.C. offices of the Commission on Presidential Debates on September 20 and hand them all 200,000 signatures.
Our first milestone is to reach 125,000 signatures by tomorrow.
By the way, the Commission on Presidential Debates may sound official, but it’s really a private corporation run by Democratic and Republican elites to keep our voices out of the debates.
Tell them you’re not having it anymore.
It’s in our hands!
The Stein/Baraka Campaign Team
P.P.S. We’re marching in front of the Commission on Presidential Debates tomorrow evening. Join us!