The head of one of the two big political parties in the United States is trying to choose its nominee by reducing input from voters.
Click here to demand the removal of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chair of the Democratic National Committee.
In addition to her recent attempt to deny the Bernie Sanders campaign access to its own voter files, Wasserman Schultz has tried in other ways to minimize competition for her candidate, Hillary Clinton. She has done this by scheduling very few primary debates, and scheduling them at times of low TV viewing.
The results, thus far, have been bad from the perspective of Wasserman Schultz's own party, including domination of the media's extensive election coverage by the other big party. Another result has been reduced exposure for the Democratic candidate polling strongest against Republican rivals, Bernie Sanders.
Wasserman Schultz has also agreed to debates that have been run by corporate and/or incompetent moderators who have failed to even raise many of the most important topics of concern to voters -- for example, climate change and the TPP.
That Wasserman Schultz agrees to such debates might be expected from her own performance in Congress, where she has served as a pro-militarist and corporatist tool of the high bidders. Among recent disgraceful acts was her vote to enable racial discrimination in car buying. (See background article below.)
Enough is enough. Click here to demand that Debbie Wasserman Schultz step down as chair of the DNC.
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