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Petition to Lauren Baer

A televised debate for the Democratic Candidates of Florida's 18th Congressional District

There must be a televised debate for the Democratic Candidates of Florida's 18th Congressional District before early voting starts on August 18th Debates have played a vital role in helping voters understand the issues facing our country and where the candidates may have different views. This primary election decides who the registered Democrats of District 18 feel like best represents their views and concerns.We need a strong candidate going forward into the 2018 midterms. But more importantly, elections can not be decided by who has the most impressive campaign fundraising. We need to raise the bar for ourselves and our country. Standards and transparency in politics matters, no matter what party a candidate is with.  We implore the Pam Keith and Lauren Baer campaigns to make sure the voters of District 18 are fully informed on whom they are voting for by arranging for a live streamed and locally televised event for everyone to watch. This allows voters to make an informed decision for themselves and our country.    ****As of approximately 1:30pm on June 17th the Pam Keith has officially reached out to me with an official response***   " No candidate who truly respects voters refuses to debate, or engages in the gaslighting of calling things « debates » that are not. The voters have a right to measure their candidates, head to head, in a format that allows for challenge and engagement of positions. This campaign is unabashedly and unreservedly willing to do so in a televised debate. No other position should be viewed as anything but the evasion and disrespect of voters that it is. "

Alison Berrios
434 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Business Roundtable CEO-Members, Alex Gorsky, Jamie Dimon, Joshua Bolten, Mary Barra, Michael Burke, John Hayes, C. Douglas McMillon, Larry Merlo, Brian T. Moynihan, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Mark A. Weinberger

Business Roundtable Members: Make Election Day a Holiday for Your Employees.

Have you ever struggled taking time out of your busy day to vote? You’re not alone: Nearly 60% of voting-eligible Americans did not vote in our last midterm elections, and whopping 35% of those people said that scheduling conflicts with work or school kept them from voting. Having the right to vote is only useful if we have the time to vote. And yet, since the dawn of Tuesday as Election Day, the federal government has never attempted to make Election Day a holiday. There's no federal law that governs time off to vote, and only twenty-three states require paid time off to vote. So instead of waiting for Congress to act, we're asking business leaders to step up. No one should have to choose between working and voting. The Business Roundtable is a group of CEOs from the largest companies in America, who make collective policy decisions. Their Corporate Governance Committee has already helped implement a number of great policies on behalf of employees. In fact, the leader of that committee is Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson&Johnson, who has received a Glassdoor Employee Choice Award three years running. We're asking Mr. Gorsky and the Business Roundtable members to show their leadership again to increase voter turnout. If these companies take a stand to make Election Day a holiday for their employees -even commit to a couple paid hours- they will set the example for voter participation in our country. Join us and call on them America's top business leaders to make Election Day a holiday at their companies. 

Vote.org
4,738 supporters