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Open the Ohio gubernatorial debates to all candidates on the ballot! #OpenTheOHgovDebates!

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The two-party system is broken. Record numbers of Americans -- Now 68%! -- say that the two major parties have done such a poor job that we need a third party. That number rises to over 71% for millennials.

That is why it is so important for the institutions that play a role in shaping our elections to rethink and reimagine how they might support a healthier, more vibrant democracy.

That is why it is sickening that a public university like Cleveland State University, and a civic-minded coalition like the Ohio Debates Commission could host the third and final gubernatorial debate on October 8th and exclude the two third party candidates that have secured ballot access in November.

Luckily there is still time to correct this oversight. But they’re not going to do it without pressure.

Please sign and share this petition to the Ohio Debates Commission, Cleveland State University, the City Club of Cleveland, and the duopoly candidates themselves -- Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray -- asking them to open up the Ohio gubernatorial debates to the Libertarian Party candidate Travis Irvine and Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton.

Tell them it’s not OK for them to exclude half the field, especially at this critical time for our republic.

We, the voters of Ohio, deserve to hear from all of our choices. #OpenTheOHgovDebates!

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