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If You Want 3rd Party Candidates Included in Debates Here is Who to Call:

Call Commission on Presidential Debates Executive Director Janet Brown - 202.872.1020. TV stations dont decide this, polling organizations dont decide this, the Commission on Presidential Debates (made up of Dems and Repubs to no surprise) is actually the organization in charge of this. There are FOUR candidates on enough ballots to be able to mathematically win the Presidential election. Why then is there a "commission" deciding criteria on who is allowed to debate in the first place? Furthermore, why are they allowed to select "support of 15% in national polling" as criteria when major polling organizations are not even LISTING other candidates names?! If we are serious about breaking the 2 party stranglehold on American politics THIS is where we have to start. More info here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laUXJg9ViNg




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Good luck. - You'll need it. Do you know who sits on that

commission? Ex chairs of the respective parties!

Do you know why they control the debates?

Because the League of Women Voters gave it up.

Why? Because of the nonsense of the Dems and Reps acting like spoiled children.

You see, there's no rule that the CPD runs things.

It's by circumstance. The two parties agreed never to enter a debate that wasn't scripted and controlled by the CPD. Thus it isn't that they were given any power - they just simply refuse to debate anyone else and no one can MAKE them.

The only possible way around this would be to set a federal law on it, and that might not pass constitutional scrutiny.

The only other way around it is for any other candidates who are on enough ballots - to have say the LWV host a debate for them and spend money publicizing it as the "non scripted" real debate. It would have to be with candidates that had enough organization and money to have a shot at winning.

Then you'd have two competing debate events. But America would learn that there are other real candidates out there.

The kicker is - unless you have the organization and the money - you are NOT going to win - debates or not.

So - go out there and build up some parties then.

One more tactic

I know this is an extremely daunting challenge. This has been easy for them to get away with because no one is really making any noise about it. If enough people start to see this as a censorship issue (and it totally is), enough people blow up those phone lines and send letters, eventually they will be forced to at least respond. Right now I bet 1 in 100 even know this org exists or that this is how this works - we HAVE to change that. Awareness is the first step. Annoying executive leadership in a corrupt organization is just a fun bonus :) If we are not serious about focusing on this issue next, our only other choice is to try to play nice with the corrupt Republicans or face reality that most Americans will never hear from Liberty candidates again.

Our forefathers fought for freedom on the battlefield. Our generation will fight for freedom by educating the electorate. I rant on the web. I am a Virtual Soldier.

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Thank You

This contact info was not on the debates.org website (they only list an email). I noticed they were listed as a nfp so I pulled their 990 and found the phone number they are registered under as well as their list of executive leadership. I doubt they get many calls from general public and I am hoping this direct contact helps make our voices heard to the right people. At any rate, thanks for bumping.

Our forefathers fought for freedom on the battlefield. Our generation will fight for freedom by educating the electorate. I rant on the web. I am a Virtual Soldier.

what...

No one wants more choices, a more accurate representative government? I find that hard to believe.

Moved

I just moved this to the main forum - maybe that will help?

Our forefathers fought for freedom on the battlefield. Our generation will fight for freedom by educating the electorate. I rant on the web. I am a Virtual Soldier.