Open The Debates

In 2018, WMUR and Hearst Media organized congressional and gubernatorial debates in New Hampshire and deliberately acted to exclude Libertarian and Third-party candidates from the debate stage. The organizers of the debate waited until the last second to announce inclusion criteria, and used arbitrary metrics including fundraising totals and advertising spending, along with requirements to have polled at a certain percentage in polls that did not include all candidates equally. 

Join fellow Granite State voters today, in calling for Free, Fair, and Open Debates, inclusive of all candidates, with no arbitrary exclusions. 

We, the voters of New Hampshire demand that any organizations or media outlets that organize or host any debates for Federal or state-wide offices in New Hampshire must do so in an unbiased and non-partisan manner. Free, Fair, and Open Debates must include all candidates qualified to appear on the General Election Ballot, without any arbitrary conditions of exclusion. 

Voters have a right to hear from all candidates vying for our vote, and Representatives of the media have a responsibility to conduct Free, Fair, and Open debates without Partisan bias. 

Who's signing

Joshua Chase
William Demaine
Gregory Swanson
Andrew Olding
Tabitha Bogardus
Patrick Binder
Annette Menard
Richard Honer
Maureen Thomas
Andrea ODonnell
Aimee Mullahy
Benjamin Hanley
Brandy Borges
Kayla Hornbrook
Tim Stap
alexander Aspenleiter
Jason Walls
Jason Matthys
Sean Malloy
Robert Daniel
Ryan Curran
Bryce Cline
Michelle Chorba
Michael Gomez
Griffen King
Bryan Powers
Julie Kimberlin
Tobin Menard
Thomas Lynch
John Buol
79 signatures

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  • Joshua Chase
    signed 2020-09-24 07:12:46 -0700
  • William Demaine
    signed 2020-09-22 18:48:40 -0700
  • Gregory Swanson
    signed 2020-09-22 12:58:12 -0700
  • Andrew Olding
    signed 2020-09-21 18:32:06 -0700
  • Tabitha Bogardus
    signed 2020-09-21 17:29:01 -0700
  • Patrick Binder
    signed 2020-09-21 17:21:27 -0700
    Patrick Binder
  • Annette Menard
    signed 2020-09-21 15:19:49 -0700
  • Richard Honer
    signed 2020-09-21 14:50:28 -0700
    The exclusion of ANY candidate just makes my blood boil. When I hear the justification I lose faith in the political process.
  • Maureen Thomas
    signed 2020-09-21 14:49:59 -0700
    Maureen Egan Thomas
  • Andrea ODonnell
    signed 2020-09-21 14:45:07 -0700
  • Aimee Mullahy
    signed 2020-09-10 03:53:52 -0700
  • Benjamin Hanley
    signed 2020-09-09 20:56:28 -0700
    Closing off the debates is a blatant act of voter suppression. Open the Debates
  • Brandy Borges
    signed 2020-09-09 19:44:25 -0700
  • Kayla Hornbrook
    signed 2020-09-09 16:58:29 -0700
  • Tim Stap
    signed 2020-09-09 15:33:36 -0700
  • alexander Aspenleiter
    signed 2020-09-09 13:04:10 -0700
    alexander Aspenleiter
  • Jason Walls
    signed 2020-09-09 11:22:52 -0700
  • Jason Matthys
    signed 2020-09-09 03:41:48 -0700
  • Sean Malloy
    signed 2020-09-08 23:03:53 -0700
  • Robert Daniel
    signed 2020-09-08 19:41:59 -0700
    Robert A Daniel
  • Ryan Curran
    signed 2020-09-08 19:17:54 -0700
  • Bryce Cline
    signed 2020-09-08 18:26:02 -0700
  • Michelle Chorba
    signed 2020-09-08 16:18:26 -0700
  • Michael Gomez
    signed 2020-09-08 15:37:55 -0700
  • Griffen King
    signed 2020-09-08 14:33:32 -0700
  • Bryan Powers
    signed 2020-09-08 11:53:36 -0700
  • Julie Kimberlin
    signed 2020-09-08 08:59:00 -0700
  • Tobin Menard
    signed 2020-09-07 23:19:11 -0700
  • Thomas Lynch
    signed 2020-09-07 19:47:18 -0700
  • John Buol
    signed 2020-09-07 17:43:24 -0700