Let Third Parties Debate: Lower the Polling Limit Requirement

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For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, demanding that they lower their polling limit requirement so that we can hear from alternative political parties.

Our election system is broken. More than ever this election cycle voters are calling for more attention to third party candidates.

Currently, the Commission on Presidential Debates caters to the simple two party system, not allowing any candidates that poll under 15% to be a part of the debates. This does nothing but further the Democrat-Republican two party system and cut off Americans from hearing from alternate political views that don’t fall neatly into this political dichotomy.

Help us tell the Commission to lower its polling requirement so that other presidential candidates like Jill Stein can participate in nationally televised debates in the 2016 election and in the future.

Although multiple lawsuits have been filed the 15% policy, none of succeeded. How are millions of Americans going to hear from alternative candidates and raise them above a 15% rate if they don’t receive coverage and aren’t allowed to participate in national debates?

Please sign the petition and tell the Commission on Presidential Debates to lower their polling limit requirement so that we can hear from alternative political parties.


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  • This needs to change. 3rd Party voters were deprived of an issues debate and instead were exposed to the Republican circus of crazies. The Green Party had a credible candidate and platform worthy of being heard to seed other ideas in the mind of our citizenry. The mainstream parties of Democrats and Republicans no longer represent the majority of people, especially if given a choice.
  • It was much better when the League of Women Voters ran things!
  • Carol S
  • David Markham
  • Just keep remembering, our goal is a Government Of, By and for the People.
  • Sign the petition: Let Third Parties Debate: Lower the Polling Limit Requirement
  • David MacDougall
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  • Sign the petition: Let Third Parties Debate: Lower the Polling Limit Requirement http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/let_third_parties_debate_lower_the_polling_limit_requirement?recruiter_id=337704

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