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Open the 2012 Presidential Debates to Third-Party Candidates
Sign the petition to the Commission on Presidential Debates and the Citizens' Debate Commission

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney intentionally ignore the deep problems and corruption facing our government out of deference to the financial elites that keep them in power.

Because our electoral system is rigged to favor a two party system, both parties can remain silent as the concerns of average Americans continue to be ignored and worsen with time.

Historically, however, third-party candidates have forced those who can win to address issues of critical importance to the electorate when they would rather avoid them. It's time for the presidential candidates to start addressing the concerns of the American people directly or make space for those with the courage to do so.

Please tell the Commission on Presidential Debates and the Citizens' Debate Commission to allow third party candidates in the upcoming presidential debates.


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