Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Activist Alert for 9/22/04Since the republicrats have announced thier full schedule for psuedo-debates today we will reach out to James A. Baker and Vernon Jordan, the negotiators for the Bush and Kerry campaigns respectively. We have also compiled a large list of e-mail addresses for some nationally syndicated writers and a few TV news outlets. Send your e-mails To: Baker & Jordan and cc: the list of reporters below. It may be a long shot but maybe one of the reporters will contact the negotiators or vise-versa.
James A. Baker III
Baker Institute for Public Policy
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Copy the following list and paste it in CC:
Here's a sample letter you can copy and paste to our selected group. Feel free to re-write it or write your own or use one of the sample letters posted on our website.
To Whom It May Concern,
The announcement of President Bush and Senator Kerry's negotiated appearances at three debates is encouraging but falls short of the electorate's expectations. The scripted nature and intentional exclusion of third party candidates limits the ability of the voting public to make informed decisions on election day.
We are calling for Bush and Kerry to embrace true open debates as proposed by the non-partisan Citizens Debate Commission. The CDC's concept of debates would offer a better exchange of ideas, provide more practical guidelines for accepting third party candidates, and is endorsed by many freedom loving Americans.
The citizens of this great nation are entitled to more honest debates that will leave them better informed as to the positions of all viable presidential candidates. To learn more about the CDC debates visit http://www.citizensdebate.org/ , to learn more about open debates and the problems with the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates visit opendebates.org , and to find out about the ongoing grassroots effort to get Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik into the debates visit http://debatebadnarik.blogspot.com/.
As always we ask that you also submit letters to your local Letters to the Editor and your local media's political writers and TV reporters. Don't forget too to spread the word about debatebadnarik.blogspot.com and encourage others to join the effort. Together we CAN get Michael Badnarik into the debates. Thank you for participating.
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