• Petitioned Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Michael D. McCurry

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Commission on Presidential Debates
Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Michael D. McCurry

Commission on Presidential Debates: Allow major third party candidates in presidential debates

    1. Raja Pillai
    2. Petition by

      Raja Pillai

      Stony Brook, United States

The heart of this nation lies in the idea that any person with various views and ideologies can run for public office. However, only two narrow points of view have been allowed to be properly expressed, largely because they have more money. Major third party candidates, such as Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and Virgil Goode are denied the spotlight because they don't have as many millions of dollars in funding, and the American people have no chance to know about them.

The presidential debate is a great chance to put these candidates into the public view. If a candidate is representing a recognized, major political party, they should have the right to present their platform to us, so that we know that there are more than just two points of view. This is especially important in our current state, when Congress is polarized and progress is not occurring.

Please sign my petition; if we want REAL change in this country, we need the system to allow for it. And at the moment, it does not.

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    • D.A. ROY HOUSTON, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      All candidates should have an equal opportunity to state their case. Period.

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    • Debra Benevides DOWNINGTOWN, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm sick of the two party tyranny and their lack of ideas

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    • Albert Stern TUCKAHOE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      In a republic, we need all ideas to be presented.

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    • terrance stanton dpm LIVERPOOL, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Both Dems and Repubs are , to different degrees, beholden to corporate and special interest bribes, excuse me, PACs' and SuperPACs' money!

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    • suzanna mitchell NEW HAVEN, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Third Party candidates need to be included in the debate just as much as anyone else.

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