The Coalition for Open Debates in 2016 is a non-partisan coalition with the goal of uniting citizens from all walks of life and all points of view behind the need to have more open debates.
Their 4 Point Plan:
1 – More celebrity moderators. Larry King and Thom Hartmann generated significant amounts of press for those debates, and they plan on bringing in more names the entire world knows and cameras can’t help but follow to moderate the debates in 2016.
2 – Build a massive coalition. They intend to expand on the 57 media and organization sponsors F&E had for the 2012 debates, and they believe that America’s presidential debates should be run by a diverse coalition that well represents America rather than any single organization. In addition, RT America, Al Jazeera, Free Speech TV, Ora.tv, Link TV and CSPAN all broadcast the 2012 debates, and they are going to work hard to get at least one of the major networks to join that list and more in 2016.
3 - In the summer of 2012 activists were able to get through to 2 companies and 1 organization (Phillips, BBH New York and the YWCA) that had been sponsors of the Commission on Presidential Debates and educate them about their debates being closed. They were late on the ball in trying to bring them on as sponsors of the open debates in 2012, and they will really need your help letting the CPD’s sponsors know about our coalition and inviting them to join and call for open debates. If they can get just one of them to join, it will create an opportunity for a national news story.”
4 – At least 10 debates. They will start the 2016 debates in the early summer, and space them out so that the last one takes place right before the CPD’s start. The plan is to create demand for the candidates to be included in the CPD’s events. If they don’t allow them to their debate, they hope the entire country will become very aware of the fraud, and they will publicly invite the democrat and republican candidates to their platform while they continue hosting debates with the remaining candidates on the same nights the CPD’s are held to include the VP’s. They would ignore them just as they’ve ignored the disenfranchised party and independent candidates.
Their plan is to create debates where candidates are asked questions from real people that they may not have been ‘pre’ prepared for. As well with more audience questions and follow-ups allowing for actual debates rather than the rehearsed sound bytes. We’ve had decades of secret backroom deals scripting our presidential debates, and it’s way past time we make them transparent, open and honest.
CLICK HERE for more information and if interested, join the coalition.
NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote!
Michael H. Drucker
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