Monday, September 06, 2004
Contacts and Sample Letters for the CompetitionContact:
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. (General Contact)
P.O. Box 10648
Arlington, VA 22210
John Kerry for President, Inc. (General Contact)
P.O. Box 34640
Washington, DC 20043
NOTE: With all e-mails please cc: DBcontactmade@yahoo.com You can't "cc:" us from the Kerry site. Please send us an e-mail with "Kerry" in the subject line.
Dear President Bush (or Senator Kerry),
As an independent voter I write to both challenge and implore you to demand that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) ease their restrictive criteria, and allow viable third party candidates into the debates.
Before you claim you have no control over the CPD let's admit that argument holds no water. As we all know the CPD is chaired and directed by highly influential members of your own party. Additionally ample evidence and history shows that as a major party candidate you hold major sway over the production and content of the debates through you negotiations with the CPD and your major party opponent.
Statements made by the CPD prove that their intent is to strengthen the two party system which is to the detriment of democracy. What is best for the major two parties is not necessarily what is best for the country. Studies show that as much as 35% of all voters declare themselves as independent. Which would indicate that you and your major party opponent can not and do not adequately represent a sizable portion of the population.
If your presidency would be so right for the country, if your positions are so wise, and your leadership so true you would have nothing to fear from honest and open debates with all viable candidates. Indeed free and open debate is the fuel that democracy thrives upon. Again I challenge and implore you to demand that candidates such as Libertarian Michael Badnarik be allowed into the debates.
YOUR CITY, STATE
Thank you for participating.
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