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From: Open Debates <info@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:41 AM
Subject: Open Debates Update
Dear Open Debates Supporters,
We are working this election cycle to expose the Commission on Presidential Debates for what it is: an anti-democratic institution that is more concerned with appeasing the wishes of the Republican and Democratic parties, than serving the needs of the American people.
First, Open Debates issued a press release last week calling on the Commission to make public the secret contract negotiated by the Obama and Romney campaigns that will dictate the terms of the 2012 debates: http://opendebates.org/makepublic.html. We will keep pressuring the Commission and the Romney and Obama campaigns to release the contract. At the very least, voters deserve to see the rules governing our most important election events.
Second, during the past week, Executive Director George Farah participated in 21 radio interviews in an effort to educate the public and
policymakers about the flawed presidential debate process. Follow George on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FarahFindings
Third, last week, The Nation magazine editorialized in support of opening up the presidential debates and endorsed the work of Open Debates: http://www.thenation.com/article/169635/open-presidential-debates
Thank you for all your support.
- The Open Debates Team www.OpenDebates.org