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 19941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19916 1 year ago Judith Conway Breckenridge, CO This country is "organized" to HIDE its workings and political infrastructure from the
overworked, scared, STUPID, misinformed, pleasure-seeking, irresponsible
citizens. Unfortunately, thoWe\'ve had a good run (better than most), but the "flaws" of the human species has eventually arisen again, despite our technology, advancements in knowledge and the benefits of reflecting on the history of previous civilizations and scientific knowledge, we have not used it to move our species forward, but have used it to feed our own egos, and cannabolize others. CORPORATIONS and the superficial, greedy MEDIA feed off each to the detriment of society.'); return false;">...
19915 1 year ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ The present rigged debates are a whore and affront to our so called "democracy."
19914 1 year ago Anne Damm Michigan, MI I deserve to hear the opinions of all 4 of the the candidates, not just 1/2/of them.
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 Lemoore, CA
19893 1 year ago Carol Ortiz Perkasie, PA
19892 1 year ago Anonymous Horizon , TX
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