CPD or LWV: Have an Empty Chair Debate! #OpenTheDebates #EmptyChairDebate

CPD or LWV: Have an Empty Chair Debate! #OpenTheDebates #EmptyChairDebate

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Open The Debates! started this petition to Commission on Presidential Debates and

When the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to move the 2nd presidential debate to a virtual debate, and President Donald Trump backed out, it further demonstrated the need for revamping our nation's political debate process.

When the League of Women Voters decided to go ahead with an "empty chair debate" in 1980 in spite of President Carter's refusal to share the stage with independent candidate John Anderson, they showed us what's possible with truly nonpartisan debate stewardship that serves the American people. 

Now we are calling on the Commission on Presidential Debates to go ahead with a debate between the 3 ballot-qualified candidates who are willing to participate in a virtual debate: former VP Biden, Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen, and Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins.

Short of that happening, we are calling on the League of Women Voters to hold another empty chair debate.

US voters have more than just 2 choices, and it's time we are provided an opportunity to hear from everyone on enough ballots to win.

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