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.



26-50 of 19938 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19913 1 year ago Janice Lawrence Ashland City , TN
19912 1 year ago Anonymous Newtown, PA
19911 1 year ago Anonymous Toms river, NJ
19910 1 year ago Gabriel Mongefranco Rockford, MI
19909 1 year ago Jacqueline Lucha Yucaipa, CA
19908 1 year ago Marisa Dana Kirkland , WA
19907 1 year ago Anonymous Erie, PA
19906 1 year ago Gayle D Chicago, IL If a candidate is on the ballot, the American people deserve to hear from them and their stance on the issues.
19905 1 year ago Wendy Faine NY
19904 1 year ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
19903 1 year ago Keith Wightman CA I've been a Republican all of my life. No more. I am tired of an "elite" composed of the two parties rigging the system to offer the two candidates of their choosing and then pretending to listen ...
19902 1 year ago Anonymous Albany, NY
19901 1 year ago Anonymous Albany, NY
19900 1 year ago Anonymous CA Let them be heard! Stop narrowing our choices to two.
19899 1 year ago Joseph Berryhill Lawrence, TN
19898 1 year ago Samuel Smith Ithaca, NY
19897 1 year ago KRYSTAL VANCLEAVE Russellville, KY
19896 1 year ago Amanda Williams Stokesdale, NC I want to hear from all 4 presidential candidates
19895 1 year ago Elizabeth Stewart Jackson, MS
19894 1 year ago Christina White CA
19893 1 year ago Carol Ortiz Perkasie, PA
19892 1 year ago Anonymous Horizon , TX
19891 1 year ago Anonymous redwood valley, CA We have a sexual predator and a liar represented at the presidential debates. Please include Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party) i...
19890 1 year ago Dan Paige Cincinnati, OH Make it right and let all candidates have a choice in place debate.
19889 1 year ago John DeRose Miami, FL Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent the interest of the big corporations and not the middle class, the poor, the environment, or a healthy future for our future. The Democratic party failed t...
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