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It is undemocratic to exclude me and Gary Johnson from presidential debates

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We should no longer allow this private corporation to decide who the American people can hear. We should not allow them to turn our public debates into a choreographed and carefully scripted farce that prevents honest discussion of the real issues our country faces. We need a truly independent Citizens Debate Commission to ensure that all candidates on enough ballots to win the presidency are included. A new independent debate commission should reflect the true diversity of the American public.

Greens are committed to creating new institutions for a more participatory democracy. A real debate commission would usher in a new era of debates that truly inform the voters and challenge the status quo.

Ajamu Baraka -- my vice-presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket -- and I have published an open letter to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton urging them to participate in open debates including all four campaigns that have the potential to achieve 270 electoral college votes.

As de facto leaders of their parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could be champions of democracy. Either (or both of them) could end the monopoly of the elitist Commission on Presidential Debates by demanding four-way debates in 2016.

The question is simple: will Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand for open debates and American democracy, or not?

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