Give third parties fair coverage in Presidential debates.
  • Petitioning The Commission on Presidential Debates

This petition will be delivered to:

The Commission on Presidential Debates
Board of Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates
Alan K. Simpson
Vice Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates
Newton N. Minow
Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates
Janet H. Brown

Give third parties fair coverage in Presidential debates.

    1. Petition by

      S S

      Pomona, CA

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is supposed to be a nonpartisan organization that gives equal, unbiased opportunity to all legitimate presidential candidates. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein were wrongfully excluded from these presidential debates. The CPD does not give third parties a fair chance. When the CPD was first founded, potential candidates only needed to secure 5% of the public vote to be eligible in debates. In 1992, the CPD raised this requirement to 15% after Ross Perot successfully posed a threat as a third party. This is immoral and intentional exclusion. We’re asking the CPD to act like true Americans and end this corrupt censorship.

Third parties force the major parties in power to acknowledge serious issues that are otherwise avoided, ignored, or deflected. They are vital to the democratic system.

Pass this petition along and help advocate for the fair representation of our political parties. You don’t have to be affiliated with a third party; simply become informed, and vote your conscience. Help spread awareness to give America the freedom of choice we deserve.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Four hundred!

      S S
      by S S
      Petition Organizer

      We’ve hit 400 signatures in less than a day. This is fantastic momentum. Please help keep it going by informing people through facebook, tumblr, and twitter. Word of mouth is excellent too: family, neighbors, coworkers, students on your campus. Many people don’t realize there’s a solution to our dual-party monopoly. As Cheryl from Texas said, knowledge is power. It’s time we return the power to the people and make a difference. Thank you for being the brushfire to this cause.

      * If you’re interested, you can read up on Gary Johnson’s lawsuit against the Committee on Presidential Debates here: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/27/news/la-pn-gary-johnson-third-party-debate-20120927

    3. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Tim Chudkosky MELBOURNE, FL
      • 20 days ago

      Gary Johnson is the perfect president

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    • Milton Cruz LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Let's end this two-party puppet system and dismantle this corporatocracy. Let's bring back TRUE Democracy for the People.

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    • chris riviello BROOMALL, PA
      • 11 months ago

      Because any candidate that is running for president in any party deserves the right to debate nationally to the voters.

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    • Kaylin MacDonald LUSBY, MD
      • 12 months ago

      I am a disgruntled libertarian who feels that EVERY party should get the same coverage, not just the democrats and republicans. I am fed up with bipartisanship and I feel the only solution is the sincerity of third party candidates.

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    • Brett Leeper PITTSBURG, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe that winner-takes-all in two party system is not the most effective way of enhancing democratic rule in this country. I believe that including the other parties in political debate and in representation will be very healthy, and anything that can be done to enable that will be beneficial. This is why I support this petition.

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