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 19941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19741 2.1 years ago Anonymous Philadelphia , PA
19740 2.1 years ago randy mcpherson CA
19739 2.1 years ago barry hall New York, NY Want to make your viewer ratings even higher? Let other candidates into the debates so more Americans can be better informed.
Thank you, Barry nyc
19738 2.1 years ago Anonymous Chattanooga, TN
19737 2.1 years ago Lora Hamman Heber Springs, AR The majority of Americans want all 4 candidates in the debate.
19736 2.1 years ago Alek Hyra West Springfield, VA
19735 2.1 years ago Beth Standish Geneseo, NY They are on the ballot in most of the states - why wouldn't they be allowed to debate?
19734 2.1 years ago Adam Karapandzich Twinsburg, OH
19733 2.1 years ago Shelby Grantham Norwich, VT
19732 2.1 years ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
19731 2.1 years ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN
19730 2.1 years ago Roger Berger Olympia, WA
19729 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago a Tanng don Mills, ON
19727 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Laurie Couvertier Bronx, NY
19725 2.1 years ago Julia Trujillo Miami, FL
19724 2.1 years ago Julia Trujillo Miami, FL
19723 2.1 years ago Julia Trujillo Miami, FL
19722 2.1 years ago Dorothy McCorkle Roanoke, VA
19721 2.1 years ago Nancy Schubert CA
19720 2.1 years ago John Klein Yorktown, PA
19719 2.1 years ago Janice Schroeder Berkeley, CA
19718 2.1 years ago kenneth kilgore Fenton, MO
19717 2.1 years ago Kami Stevens Lawrenceville, GA
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