|Sept. 16, 2015 - Dozens of
Democrats, who have been pushing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to
sanction more debates than the six currently planned (+),
rallied in front of DNC headquarters. Former Gov. Martin O'Malley
(D-MD) has been a leading advocate for more debates, and several of his
senior campaign staff attended the rally, as did supporters of Bernie
Sanders. Jonathan Mann even composed a little ditty for
Hey, Debbie Wasserman SchultzRepublicans held their second debate this evening, while the Democrats' first debate is not scheduled to occur until October 13.
We're gonna call and protest until we get results
Only 6 debates, we think that's whack
We think there ought to be at least triple that
|O'Malley for President campaign
manager David Hamrick addressed the rally.
|A supporter of Bernie Sanders
addressed the rally.
|The DNC's Emily
Gottschalk-Marconi accepted petitions.
|Howard Park, an O'Malley
supporter, brought a Hillary Clinton cutout with the message: "Please -
me talk about something besides old emails. ALLOW DEBATE."
Park met O'Malley in 1983 in Iowa when they were helping out on Sen.
Hart's Iowa caucus campaign. In 2003 he was grassroots campaign
director of DC4Clark, which sought to bring Gen. Wesley Clark into the
Allow Debate is a grassroots group of volunteer Democrats and Independents that does not endorse any specific candidate. We are pushing for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to drop the unprecedented, undemocratic exclusion rule which bans candidates from participating in any debates other than the 6 sanctioned by the DNC.
Allowing all candidates to extensively debate the issues provides the public with clear and comparative information to help inform the upcoming primary vote. There are several critical reasons why we demand the DNC allow debates:
The RNC had a bit of fun with the rally...
Republican National Committee
September 16, 2015
Media Advisory: #AllowDebate Rally at DNC Headquarters
||Democrats Angry At The DNC’s Debate Favoritism|
|WHEN:||Today, Wednesday, September 16, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM (ET)|
430 South Capitol Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
|CONTACT:||DNC Press Shop (202-863-8148)|