Texans Deserve A Debate!
  • Petitioned The League of Women Voters

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The League of Women Voters---Texas
The League of Women Voters

Texans Deserve A Debate!

    1. Marcey  Casey
    2. Petition by

      Marcey Casey

      Galveston, TX

Dear Fellow Texans,

It’s time for debate!

Now that the two major parties have selected their nominees for the U.S. Senate race, it is imperative that the citizens of this state be afforded the opportunity to watch a series of debates.  Unlike the Republican runoff debates, these should be more informative and substantial, with real differences being aired on important issues.  All we got from the Republican debates is a fight as who was the most conservative.  We have a candidate who is interested in finding commonsense solutions to the challenges we face.  Who is going to be an independent person, not tied down by an ideological agenda. 


Debates serve an important purpose, especially in a state as large as Texas.  Televised debates allow candidates to be seen by a larger number of voters.  The voter gets to see candidates.  You get to see how they respond under pressure.  You get a sense of who they are.  This is helpful in this day and age where the average person has limited time and a ton of demands on your time.
We need to not have a repeat of the 2010 Governor’s race when Rick Perry refused to debate his Democratic opponent.   Texans didn’t get all the information they needed in order to make an informed decision.  We didn’t get a sense of where each candidate stood on issues that matter to Texans.  People ended up not knowing why their vote counts.    Why vote?   Texas ranked 50th in 2010 with a 32% voter turnout.  Rick Perry was reelected by less than 20% of registered voters.
The ultimate result is that we have elected officials that are disconnected with the vast majority of Texas voters.  Their primary concern seems to get elected.   The best interests of Texas don’t seem to enter into governing.  Lets at least see our candidates debate, so that we can get a sense who they are and what they stand for.  Lets get all ideas on the table.  Then lets send the person who has the best interests of Texas to Washington.  

Please sign our petition asking the League of Women Voters and other influential groups stand with the average Texan and insist on a series of debates. 

 

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    • Rosalind Perantie SPRING, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Voters need and deserve a chance to compare candidates in direct confrontation with each other in a well moderated debate. Otherwise, distorted ads have far too much influence.

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    • Stephanie Fondy TEMPLE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Texan's should have the chance to see this debate.

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    • Allison Askew-Hahn THE WOODLANDS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I think that being able to watch the candidates in a televised debate is the only way I can be completely informed to make an intelligent choice when I vote.

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    • Marcelle Rhodes THE WOODLANDS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Leaders should be chosen by an informed electorate, rather than an ignorant one and debates help inform.

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    • Jenell Foster WACO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Because Texas has been a RED state entirely too long and it's time we get someone in office that cares about all the people and not just the rich!!!

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