Let's Have REAL Debates!

Let's Have REAL Debates!

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Matt Maguire started this petition to Major network TV stations

The televised Democratic debates have been a farce because the sponsoring stations have limited candidates to 30-60-90 second answers to complex questions. These formats preclude informative, in depth answers in place of sound bites and "horse race" moments good for grabby TV but lousy for voters to learn a candidate's real positions. Voters, viewers and candidates deserve better. Let's insist that candidates get at least five minutes to introduce themselves; make closing statements, and respond to important questions. We want to know exactly what solutions to global warming, lack of health care for millions, student debt, racial and gender inequality, radical economic disparity and other questions are being proposed by the candidates, and REAL debates should be an effective tool to inform us. It's time for the mindless TV mavens to step up and support our democracy and provide REAL coverage!

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