Step 1: Get the word out!
Retweet the below to let everyone know that the campaign is live, and that they can join us here.
It has started! Let's tell @TheDemocrats that #WeWantDebate! Join thousands at http://voteforbernie.org/debate/ #FeelTheBern— Vote For Bernie (@vote_for_bernie) August 5, 2015
Tweet one of the following, or write your own#WeWantDebate because @TheDemocrats shouldn't be able to decide our candidate for us! @DWStweets @TulsiGabbard voteforbernie.org/debateTweet This #WeWantDebate because 6 is not enough! In the 2008 primary there were 26! @TheDemocrats @DWStweets @TulsiGabbard voteforbernie.org/debateTweet This #WeWantDebate because [add your own reason] voteforbernie.org/debateTweet This
- @TheDemocrats (DNC)
- @DWStweets (DNC Chair, D Wasserman Schultz)
- @TulsiGabbard (DNC Vice Chair, Tulsi Gabbard)
Step 2: Contact the DNC!
Call the DNC at (202) 863-8000
My name is [Name] of [City, State] and I am calling the Democratic National Committee today regarding the upcoming Democratic primary debates. As of now, there are six primary debates planned; in the 2008 election cycle, there were twenty-six debates, which is over four times as many. I urge that the DNC increases the number of debates, as called for by Governor O'Malley and Senator Sanders, so that we may be better informed on the candidates. Thank you for your time.
Send the DNC an email using their official form
Dear Mrs. Wasserman Schultz,
I am contacting you today in regards to the upcoming Democratic primary debates. As of now, there are six primary debates scheduled; in the 2008 election cycle, there were twenty-six debates, which shows a decrease in the number of debates by over four times. In an effort to become an informed voter, I feel I have exhausted my options for learning about each candidate's stances and opinions through their official campaign publications. However, seeing how candidates contrast each other when debating is a key part in deciding who to support. Six debates are far too few to make an informed decision about who should represent the Democratic Party in the 2016 general election, especially considering that these are the only debates in which the candidates can participate. I urge you to respect the requests of your supporters and of Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Martin O'Malley by increasing the number of primary Democratic debates. The debates for the 2008 election cycle were fantastic as after twenty-six debates, I'm sure most can agree that the differences between the candidates were clear.
Thank you for representing the interests of the Democratic Party members.
Step 3: Stay involved!