Posted August 23, 2010
As many of you are no doubt aware, the Republican and Democratic parties have long fought to exclude third party and independent candidates from participating in electoral debates. In Ohio, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Lee Fisher and Republican Rob Portman recently announced that they will be scheduling a series of debates between only themselves, excluding the two other contenders for the office, Dan La Botz (Socialist Party) and Eric Deaton (Constitution Party). Both La Botz and Deaton, as well as their respective parties, have fulfilled the same registration requirements as the two major parties, and as such, they should be treated equally. The United States is supposed to be a democracy, where all candidates and political parties should be given the opportunity to speak to voters. Please follow the link below and sign this petition demanding inclusive political debates in Ohio.
Please forward this petition widely and thank you for your support.
The Dan La Botz, Socialist for Senate Campaign