Petition to Open Up the Presidential Debates


Background: RootsAction cofounder Jeff Cohen's in-depth column

We deserve 4-way debates. We will deliver this petition and your names and comments to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Broadcasting, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision, and Telemundo.

To Network TV Executives:
Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates and major-party campaigns that they no longer control the debate process and that you intend to present debates – controlled by journalists – that include four candidates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party). If Trump or Clinton balk, let them know you’re happy to leave their podium empty.

We urge you to follow a recommendation made by a citizens' task force connected to American University's law school: Include presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to have a mathematical chance of winning, if they either register at 5 percent in national public opinion polls OR register a majority in national polls asking eligible voters which candidates they would like to see included in the debates.



201-225 of 19938 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19738 1 year ago Anonymous Chattanooga, TN
19737 1 year ago Lora Hamman Heber Springs, AR The majority of Americans want all 4 candidates in the debate.
19736 1 year ago Alek Hyra Springfield, VA
19735 1 year ago Beth Standish Geneseo, NY They are on the ballot in most of the states - why wouldn't they be allowed to debate?
19734 1 year ago Adam Karapandzich Twinsburg, OH
19733 1 year ago Shelby Grantham Norwich, VT
19732 1 year ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
19731 1 year ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
19730 1 year ago Roger Berger Olympia, WA
19729 1 year ago Robin Smith Shreveport, LA Let's hear from all of our Presidential candidates in depth, please, during the debates. The 2-party system is broken, so let's not pretend it's all we have.
19728 1 year ago a Tanng don Mills, ON
19727 1 year ago Judy Lukasiewicz Santa Cruz, CA Allow all current candidates participate in our Presidential marketing 'debates.' Let's open things up and cover real political issues that impact all Americans: Climate Change and fossil fuels/chem...
19726 1 year ago Laurie Couvertier Bronx, NY
19725 1 year ago Julia Trujillo Miami, FL
19724 1 year ago Julia Trujillo Miami, FL
19723 1 year ago Julia Trujillo Miami, FL
19722 1 year ago Dorothy McCorkle Roanoke, VA
19721 1 year ago Nancy Schubert CA
19720 1 year ago John Klein Yorktown, PA
19719 1 year ago Janice Schroeder Berkeley, CA
19718 1 year ago kenneth kilgore Fenton, MO
19717 1 year ago Kami Stevens Lawrenceville, GA
19716 1 year ago Kami Stevens Lawrenceville, GA
19715 1 year ago matteo borgardt los angeles, CA
19714 1 year ago Kathleen Powers Chicago, IL
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