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 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ The present rigged debates are a whore and affront to our so called "democracy."
19914 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Janice Lawrence Ashland City, TN
19912 2.1 years ago Anonymous Newtown, PA
19911 2.1 years ago Anonymous Toms river, NJ
19910 2.1 years ago Gabriel Mongefranco Rockford, MI
19909 2.1 years ago Jacqueline Lucha Yucaipa, CA
19908 2.1 years ago Marisa Dana Kirkland , WA
19907 2.1 years ago Anonymous Erie, PA
19906 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Wendy Faine NY
19904 2.1 years ago Anonymous Frederic, WI
19903 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Anonymous Albany, NY
19901 2.1 years ago Anonymous Albany, NY
19900 2.1 years ago Anonymous CA Let them be heard! Stop narrowing our choices to two.
19899 2.1 years ago Joseph Berryhill Lawrence, TN
19898 2.1 years ago Samuel Smith Ithaca, NY
19897 2.2 years ago KRYSTAL VANCLEAVE Russellville, KY
19896 2.2 years ago Amanda Williams Stokesdale, NC I want to hear from all 4 presidential candidates
19895 2.2 years ago Elizabeth Stewart Jackson, MS
19894 2.2 years ago Christina White Lemoore, CA
19893 2.2 years ago Carol Ortiz Perkasie, PA
19892 2.2 years ago Anonymous Horizon , TX
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