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.

76-100 of 19941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19866 1 year ago David Josephs Westborough, MA
19865 1 year ago T Hayward MI
19864 1 year ago Marjorie Gauntt Ft worth, TX I agree. The media only selects those candidates who they favor, not all. Those who are running in an election should have a chance to speak.
19863 1 year ago Anonymous New York City, NY Lets see all the voices...ESPECIALLY JILL STEIN.
19862 1 year ago Hal Trufan Matthews, NC
19861 1 year ago Rodney McDonald AR The CPD should be forcefully disbanded for their monopolistic practices and unethical manipulation of the presidential elections.
19860 1 year ago Anonymous TX
19859 1 year ago Anonymous TX
19858 1 year ago Anonymous Schertz, TX
19857 1 year ago kai marten Portlan, OR
19856 1 year ago Juliana Bussiere Philadelphia, PA
19855 1 year ago Janice Lawrence Ashland City , TN
19854 1 year ago Andrew Moore Brooklyn, NY With an audience of 100 million people an entire election could change with one debate. That is more that the necessary electorate to win in an election where all eligible citizens participate.
19853 1 year ago Glen Anderson Lacey, WA People do not trust mainstream media because you have been captured by "the Establishment." In this case, the two big dysfunctional political parties, which run the "debates" instead of having the ...
19852 1 year ago Anonymous Quincy, MA
19851 1 year ago Julie Vanden Heuvel-Harvey Pulaski, WI Lets just be Fair!
19850 1 year ago Darin Ackre St cloud, MN
19849 1 year ago Rob Archacki Austin, TX
19848 1 year ago eva orlowski Woodstock, NY
19847 1 year ago Sharon Rose Chico, CA
19846 1 year ago lee capps coppell, TX The problem is not with the presidential debate committee. The problem is with the public not informing themselves and taking action. If enough people stop watching the debates then the media outlet...
19845 1 year ago Rosie Campagna Monterey, CA
19844 1 year ago Anonymous Clarendon Hills, IL
19843 1 year ago Anonymous Independence, MO Enough is Enough! This Cheating and Manipulative system needs to change! I have been a registered Voter for the past 41years...this year, I as well as many other Democrats AND Republicans alike are The Debate Commission is ONLY HURTING the Republican and Democratic parties and LOSING VOTERS by their OWN shenanigans!
Let US Hear The THIRD Party Candidates in the Debates! Let US decide for Ourselves! ...OTHERWISE.... YOU ARE JUST AUTOMATICALLY PUSHING MORE OF US TO VOTE THIRD PARTY...Think About That!!!!'); return false;">...
19842 1 year ago Ray Graham NY The fact that the CPD is allowed to close off the debates to third-parties disgusts me deeply, and is one of the reasons I will be voting for Jill Stein, not to mention, I agree with her completely....
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