Monday, September 21, 2020

How We Can get Jo Jorgensen in the Debates Plus how we can get Libertarians to Debate More?


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Guess what?  We agree Jo Jorgensen should be in the debates.  We actually believe all the presidential candidates should be in the debates -- that's Jo, that's Howie Hawkins, that's Gloria La Riva, that's Joseph Kishore, that's . . .


But Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party candidate, has a better than usual argument for being in the presidential debates.

Last week, her campaign made the following announcement:

As of today, the Libertarian Party (LP) has received confirmation that the campaign of Dr. Jo Jorgensen for president and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen for vice president has met all states’ ballot-access requirements, according to the LP’s chair, Joseph Bishop-Henchman. Therefore, the Libertarian ticket is now officially on the ballot in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. American voters — regardless of where they live — will see the Jorgensen–Cohen ticket on their ballots this November. 

Dr. Jorgensen advocates free-market health care to bring costs way down, a foreign policy of non-intervention, and an end to the failed and destructive War on Drugs. Her campaign gives voters a viable alternative to Donald Trump and Joe Biden, who will be the only other presidential choices to appear on every ballot.

The year 2020 marks the fifth time the Libertarian Party has succeeded in placing its presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states, having done so previously in 1980, 1992, 1996, and 2016. No other alternative party in over 20 years has achieved universal ballot access in a presidential election.

She is on the ballot in all fifty states?  That means she could be elected president.  That means she needs to be on the debate stage.  People in fifty states can choose to vote for her.  Get her onstage.  Stop thwarting democracy, stop trying to stifle free speech.

Whether you plan to vote for Jo or not, you should agree that she's more than earned her place on the stage.

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