Jill Stein: Why I should be in the debates
Largest group of voters are independents. Four candidates should be included.
According to USA TODAY, 76% of voters want four-candidate debates. Voters need to know all their options and see all candidates debating on a wide range of issues. Every candidate who could win a majority of the electoral college should be included.
The Democrats and Republicans should not exclude their competitors. The debate commission is a deception created by the parties to keep competition out. It undermines democracy for two parties to silence their competition. In 1988, the League of Women Voters warned the parties would “perpetrate a fraud on the American voter” and refused to be “an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.”
The debates will ignore critical issues. I am the only candidate who does not take corporate donations or have a super PAC and therefore can represent the people.
No other candidate has a plan to end the debt of Millennials, who are unable to participate in the economy because of unfair college tuition.
No other candidate will bring the rule of law to Wall Street and break up big banks.
High-quality health care through an improved Medicare for all is only supported by me.
I’m the only candidate urging a World War II-style mobilization to confront climate change, creating a clean-energy economy and an emergency jobs program.
These are some of the many issues, supported by majorities of U.S. voters, that will not be discussed with only two candidates debating.
Democrats and Republicans nominated the two most unpopular candidates in history, both parties are shrinking, and the largest group of voters are independents. Four candidates should be included.
The central issue of our time — the crisis of democracy — will not be discussed. Is this a country dominated by people or corporations? Do people rule or does money?
The two parties represent the interests of corporations and money and should not be able to keep out competition. A country ruled by the people demands open debates.
Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee for president of the United States
(“Dorchals”) at 1902 S.Flores have invited us to their Brewery Cafe for a Monday Sept 26 Debate Watch Party. Offered space for us to table Jill Stein material.
The debate will run from 9 to 10:30 pm EDT at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. That is 8 to 9:30 CDT here in Texas. Various streams will kick in at 7:30. Plan to be at Dorćol by @ 7:00 pm.