Open the Debates!

For the record, this goes for you Ron Paul supporters too.  Ron Paul deserves to debate just as much as Nader, Obama and McCain do.

ACTION ALERT: Help Open the Debates this Thursday, September 25th

The National Day of Action is going to happen across the country tomorrow. Nader/Gonzalez supporters are setting up protests and events in Colorado, California, Vermont, Ohio, Iowa, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Georgia, New York and many other states.

Inform your community that the corporately funded Commission on Presidential Debates discriminates against third party candidates and independents. Visit for more information and sample letters.

There’s still time to organize an event in your community and pass out fliers. Check out our new National Day of Action Fliers by clicking here.

Everyone can do something.
Here’s what you can do from your home state:


  1. Make Phone Calls from 10a-2p Pacific/1p-5p Eastern to:
    • AT&T 1 800 283 6407 (Main corporate sponsor of the first debate)
    • Jim Lehrer 703-998-2170 (Moderator for First Debate)
    • PBS 703-739-5290 (Request for them to hold a REAL debate)
    • Commission on Presidential Debates 202-872-1020
    • Obama/Biden ’08 866-675-2008
    • McCain/Palin ’08 703-418-2008
  2. Call and tell 5 friends to make these calls too!
  3. Write a Letter to the Editor
    • Your Local Community Newspaper
    • The New York Times e-mail:
    • The New York Times fax line: (212) 556-3622
    • The New York Times US Mail: Letters to the Editor, The New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
  4. Organize a Protest at High Profile Locations
    • Media Headquarters (Local Newspaper, TV, Radio)
    • Financial Headquarters (Anything Related to Recent $700 billion government bailout)
    • Government Building (Protest particularly ineffective Representatives/Senators)
    • Democratic or Republican Headquarters

Make Posters, Flyers, or Handouts (You can print them out at

Please Send us pictures, or media from your day of action event to


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2 Responses to Open the Debates!

  1. Amit says:

    Did you mean Bob Barr? Ron Paul is no longer in the race. 🙂

  2. jessimonster says:

    Yeah, I just figured that out after the last debate. I keep hearing all these people talk about voting for Ron Paul, plus Ralph Nader did a press conference with him about opening the debates to third party candidates, so I assumed Ron Paul was running as an independent, or something. But then I heard that there’s just a campaign to write him in.
    But yeah, Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney should totally be at the debates too.

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