Resources for Contacting the Commission on Presidential Debates, Sponsors, etc.

Recently, I wrote about the third of what were originally ten sponsors pulling out of the CPD presidential debates which have invited only Obama and Romney. If the CPD removed the non-objective polling criterion for debate inclusion, leaving in place the criterion of being on enough state ballots to have a mathematical possibility of winning the election, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein would be the only additional candidates to be included. Many people have asked how to contact the remaining sponsors, and here’s a reply I found that has all that and then some:

Ken Lawson via facebook:

Gary Johnson Activists Lead the Charge Against the CPD
http://www.policymic.com/articles/15578/gary-johnson-activists-lead-the-charge-against-the-cpd-and-that-is-awesome

Philips pulls presidential debate sponsorship
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/09/philips-pulls-presidential-debate-sponsorship-137053.html

Third Sponsor Pulls Out of Commission on Presidential Debates
http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2012/09/third-sponsor-pulls-out-of-commission-on-presidential-debates/

Gary Johnson Files Anti Trust Claim Against the CPD
http://www.policymic.com/articles/15188/ron-paul-supporters-will-appreciate-gary-johnson-files-anti-trust-claim-against-the-cpd-in-the-name-of-liberty

Why the CPD Decision to Keep Gary Johnson Out of the Debates is Illegal
http://www.policymic.com/articles/15380/gary-johnson-polls-why-the-cpd-decision-to-keep-him-out-of-the-debates-is-illegal

Judge Jim Gray on Anti-Trust Presidential Debates Lawsuit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUBQm_tXC1c

Contact the Sponsors of the Presidential Debates

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
One Busch Place
St. Louis, MO 63118
800-342-5283
Investor.Relations@ab-inbev.com
E-mail Contact Form: http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/Contactus/email.asp
http://www.facebook.com/AnheuserBusch

International Bottled Water Association
1700 Diagonal Road
Suite 650
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-5213
703-683-4074 Fax
800-WATER-11 (Information Hotline)
Email: ibwainfo@bottledwater.org
info@bottledwatermatters.org
media@bottledwatermatters.org
http://bottledwater.org/
http://www.facebook.com/bottledwatermatters

SOUTHWEST
http://www.southwest.com/contact-us/contact-us.html
http://www.facebook.com/Southwest
http://www.facebook.com/pages/YWCA-USA/127821707877

Crowell & Moring LLP
At Crowell – Moring LLC, the Chairman is Kent A. Gardiner and his email is
kgardiner@crowell.com

The Howard G. Buffet Foundation
158 W Prairie Ave, Suite 107
Decatur, IL 62523-1442
Also:
121 S 51st St
Omaha, NE 68132
402-556-6641
http://www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org/media/media-relations

Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq.
Farr, Miller & Washington
1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
800-390-3277
202-530-5600
202-530-5508 Fax
Email: sscohen@farrmiller.com

The Kovler Fund
aka Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship
c/o John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1624
617-514-1625 Fax
Email: kennedy.library@nara.gov

Contact the CPD (Commission on Presidential Debates)

CPD
comments@debates.org,

Janet Brown, Executive Director
phone – 202-872-1020
email – jb@debates.org,

CPD Board
email – president@nd.edu,
email – nminow@sidley.com,
email – ahernandez@calfund.org,

CPD Staff
email – robin@debates.org,
email – nancy@debates.org,
email – jennifer@debates.org,

Join the Debates (CPD outreach to teens)
https://www.facebook.com/jointhedebates

Contact the Polls

Rasmussen: 732-776-9777 info@rasmussenreports.com

The Gallup Organization – 609-924-9600, 202-715-3100
http://www.gallup.com/contactUs/default.aspx

The Pew Research Center – 202-419-4300, 202-419-4350 info@pewresearch.org

Quinnipiac: 203-582-5201

CNN: 404.827.1500

Mason-Dixon: 202-548-2680

Marquette: 414-288-7445 or 608-263-2022

Survey USA: 800-786-8000

Zogby International – (315) 624-0200
http://interactive.zogby.com/contact/

Contact the News Media

ABC News – (212) 456-7777 newspolls@abc.com

AP-Ipsos – (202) 463-7300 info@ipsos-na.com

CBS News – (212) 975-5554
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml?tag=ftr

FOX News – (212) 301-3057 foxnewstips@foxnews.com

Los Angeles Times – (213) 237-5000 readers.representative@latimes.com

NBC News – (202) 885-4548 mediainquiries@msnbc.com

NPR – (202) 513-2300 http://help.npr.org/npr/includes/customer/npr/custforms/contactus.aspx

The New York Times – (212) 556-1234 nytnews@nytimes.com

The Wall Street Journal – (202) 862-9237 support@wsj.com

The Washington Post – (202) 334-7582
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/marcus+brauchli/

Time – (866) 550-6934 https://secure.customersvc.com/wes/servlet/Show?WESPAGE=am%2FServices%2Fwes_email.jsp&MSRSMAG=TD

National Media Contact List
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

Look Up Local Media Contacts
http://congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/

Contact Senators and Representatives and other Officials
http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Sign Online Petitions To Open The Debates

Petition to Include Libertarian Two-Term Governor Gary Johnson in Presidential Debates with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama
http://www.libertarianpetition.com/

American voters: Allow Gary Johnson (and Jill Stein) to be part of the Presidential debates
http://www.change.org/petitions/american-voters-allow-gary-johnson-and-jill-stein-to-be-part-of-the-presidential-debates#

Open up the 2012 Presidential Debates!
http://www.change.org/petitions/open-up-the-2012-presidential-debates

Commission on Presidential Debates: Allow Gary Johnson and Jim Gray to participate in the Presidential debates.
http://www.change.org/petitions/commission-on-presidential-debates-allow-gary-johnson-and-jim-gray-to-participate-in-the-presidential-debates#

Commission on Presidential Debates: Admit presidential candidates that qualify in 45 states to the debates
http://www.change.org/petitions/commission-on-presidential-debates-admit-presidential-candidates-that-qualify-in-45-states-to-the-debates

We want to see all Presidential Candidates on the 2012 Debate Stage this Fall who qualify on enough ballots to win the Presidential Election!
http://www.causes.com/actions/1682103

Open the 2012 Presidential Debates to Third-Party Candidates
http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/debates-jsn

Open the Debates
http://signon.org/sign/open-the-debates

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: request the Commission on Presidential Debates invite viable third party candidates to the presidential debates.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/request-commission-presidential-debates-invite-viable-third-party-candidates-presidential-debates/2wS2kDhJ

Presidential Debate Information

HELP the Commission on Presidential Debates
http://www.debates.ws/

Help the CPD survey results
http://www.debates.ws/PieChart.html#.UFfK8Y2wvnh

Open Debates
http://opendebates.org/theissue/

CPD Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_on_Presidential_Debates

Commission on Presidential Debates
http://www.debates.org/

Grassroots Online Groups

Gary Johnson Twitter Army
https://www.facebook.com/GaryJohnsonTwitterArmy

Help the Commission on Presidential Debates do its job
https://www.facebook.com/groups/134467393362882/

Gary Johnson Libertarian Grassroots Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Johnson-Libertarian-Grassroots-Resource-Page/460757873965142

14 thoughts on “Resources for Contacting the Commission on Presidential Debates, Sponsors, etc.

  1. Curt Boyd

    Similarly, the three companies that pulled their sponsorship should be thanked for doing so, and for recognizing the unfairness of the CPD.

  2. Steve M

    ah think… always dangerous…. that the American public should kick these corporate political/media guys in the balls and blackout the debates. They wont let our representatives speak. We should refuse to listen. turn off the tv, the radio and your web browser from 1 hr before the start of a debate to 1 hr after the debate ends.

    We should refuse to be an audience. To what the League of Woman Voters said “because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter. It has become clear to us that the candidates’ organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.”

  3. Steve M

    Turn the Media Off on Oct 6th 8PM till 11:30 PM.

    http://www.facebook.com/events/429978263705173/

    ah think… always dangerous…. that the American public should kick these corporate political/media guys in the balls and blackout the debates. They won’t let our representatives speak. We should refuse to listen. turn off the tv, the radio and your web browser from 1 hr before the start of a debate to 1 hr after the debate ends.

    We should refuse to be an audience. To what the League of Woman Voters said “because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter. It has become clear to us that the candidates’ organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.”

    If we don’t listen to any TV, Radio, get exposed to Webb Adds, don’t buy pay per view movies. Just turn the media off we will be voting against the corporate media political campaign.

  4. paulie Post author

    From GJ2012 campaign


    Hey Everyone,

    Good news, we now have 23 states on board with this effort! Two things today. First is going to be a message to Crowell & Moring, one of the CPD sponsors, from Rick Stewert. Second is a message to the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters in support of opening the Gubernatorial debates here from myself. As I mentioned before, please share these with your states so we can get plenty of people contacting these groups and hopefully make a difference. Also, as mentioned before too, if you are having debate access problems, send me an email in the form that Rick and I have used and I will broadcast it as well. A strong, concerted nationwide effort can make a difference and we all benefit from opening debates at every level. Sending each message takes no more than a few minutes but can make a big difference. You are free to not participate in any rapid response campaign, though I hope you will. Both messages are below my signature.

    Thanks


    Jason Melehani
    co-Director for North Carolina for Gary Johnson
    Southern Regional Campus Coordinator for Gary Johnson
    Campus Coordinator for LPNC
    North Carolina Phone: 919-885-4612
    California Phone: 916-834-7621

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    Crowell & Moring

    Crowell & Moring is a Washington law firm. Peter Eyre is a young attorney there who has worked with the CPD since 2000, before he even went to law school. You can read about him at the link below.http://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Peter-Eyre/Bio

    Peter does pro bono (free) work for the CPD. The firm probably does not give any money to the CPD.

    Peter either knows the CPD list of ‘National Sponsors’ is bogus, because the organizations on the list are not who really pays the $3,000,000 bill for the debates, or he does not yet know this.

    If he knows this already, he needs to recover his ethical balance, confess to the partners of his law firm, and have Crowell & Moring remove themselves as ‘National Sponsors’ immediately – today.

    If he does not know this already, he does now, and he needs to quit working for the CPD immediately, to avoid compromising himself and his firm, and his firm needs to end its ‘National Sponsor’ standing with the CPD immediately – today.

    Copies are to some of the partners in Peter’s area of specialty. Don’t use them all – just pick a random few from the list. We do not want to spam!

    Be nice! Peter probably has no idea the CPD has been fooling him. We are not trying to damage his reputation!!! Make no threats!!!

    Peter has received several emails from me, but has chosen not to respond. I therefore have no recourse than to send my message to other people in his firm, and to ask for your help. It is the firm, after all, whose reputation is sullied when their name is associated with a corrupt organization such as the CPD.
    —————————————————————–
    To: peyre@crowell.com

    cc: [only use a few of these partners] talbertson@crowell.com, salonge@crowell.com, dbodenheimer@crowell.com, rclaybrook@crowell.com, dforman@crowell.com, agourley@crowell.com, chaile@crowell.com, dhammond@crowell.com, thumphrey@crowell.com, ckunz@crowell.com, aliu@crowell.com, jmccarthy@crowell.com, rmonroe@crowell.com, aosullivan@crowell.com, jregan@crowell.com, gruttinger@crowell.com, astyles@crowell.com

    Subject: [be creative – avoid spam filters by writing your own] The public reputation of Crowell & Moring is at stake

    Body: [be creative – write your own – this is only a guide to the main points]

    Crowell & Moring is listed as a ‘National Sponsor’ of the presidential debates, but if you add up all the monetary contributions of the ‘National Sponsors’ they add up to practically nothing, perhaps a few hundred thousand dollars. Most, like Crowell & Moring, give absolutely no cash at all.

    So who does pay the $3,000,000 bill for the presidential debates? And why doesn’t the CPD want anybody to know the answer to that question?

    I have no problem with you doing pro bono work for the CPD. But I have a big problem when the name of Crowell & Moring is used, in public, to perpetuate a deception of the American public, and the media, by the CPD.

    Please have Crowell & Moring’s name removed, today, from the list of ‘National Sponsors’ of the presidential debates, to eliminate completely any suspicion that partners of the firm are involved in this form of ‘false advertising’ to the American voting public and the media.

    Respectfully,

    Rick Stewart
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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    North Carolina Association of Broadcasters

    North Carolina needs your help! Our Governor candidate, Barbara Howe has polled as high as 9% this election season. She has been excluded from the gubernatorial debates by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (a group that has hosted debates in the past) because they say their threshold for inclusion is 10%. Interestingly, the NCAB PAC in 2008 donated to the NC House Democratic Committee, the NC Republican Senate Committee, the Republican House Majority Fund, and the Committee to Elect Republican Women, while at the same time excluding Dr. Michael Munger, our candidate for governor from their debates. In 2010, NCAB PAC donated to the Republican Senate Committee again and the Senate Democratic Caucus. Although they have not donated in 2012, they sure maintain their bias and should be recuse themselves and no longer host political debates on the grounds of their conflict of interest and clearly partisan status.

    Please write a short letter to complain about this and request Barbara Howe’s inclusion in the debates. This email is addressed to the NCAB but major newspapers and media groups in NC are cc’ed in hopes of making a story out of it.
    ———————————————————–
    To: jhiggins@ncbroadcast.com, lreynolds@ncbroadcast.com, eparker@ncbroadcast.com, info@ncbroadcast.com
    Cc: breakingnews@newsobserver.com, jeff.gauger@news-record.com, grobertson@ap.org, rthames@charlotteobserver.com, news@news14.com, phillipsg@fayobserver.com, lauraleslie@wral.com, jhinton@wsjournal.com

    Dear North Carolina Association of Broadcasters,

    I am deeply concerned by the apparent conflict of interest in your hosting of the upcoming NC Gubernatorial debate. It seemed strange to me that your debates have excluded Libertarian candidate for Governor, Barbara Howe, when the Libertarian Party is one of only three parties officially recognized by the state of North Carolina. However, the motivation for the exclusion became clear upon investigating your political ties. I strongly believe that an organization which donates money to partisan groups such as the NC House Democratic Committee, the NC Republican Senate Committee, the Republican House Majority Fund, the Committee to Elect Republican Women and the Senate Democratic Caucus should NOT be hosting debates.

    Political debates represent an opportunity for candidates to engage in a substantive discussion of issues affecting North Carolina. By limiting the participants and the ideas in the debate to only those of the Democrats and Republicans you are doing a tremendous disservice to the people of North Carolina. You are perpetrating a fraud by preselecting the ideas which are worthy of exposure. Why not give the people of North Carolina the opportunity to make an informed decision on their own?

    With extremely restrictive ballot access laws in North Carolina and only three political parties officially recognized by the state it makes no sense to exclude one of these three parties. Please promptly rectify the situation by extending an invitation to Barbara Howe, Libertarian candidate for Governor.

    Thanks for your time,
    Jason Melehani

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  6. paulie Post author

    Posted as an article and a comment on another thread, but for anyone who does not see it there:

    The Commission on Presidential Debates is launching “The Voice Of ___” which will feature livestreaming, feedback, polling, and more on the following platforms:

    yahoo.com/thevoiceof
    aol.com/thevoiceof
    youtube.com/thevoiceof

    YouTube will be livestreaming all of the debates.
    Submit text AND video comments!

    Tweet! Use the following hashtags to join the conversation:
    #Debate
    #Presidential Debate

    Facebook Live will be interviewing a variety of people, but your comments anywhere on Facebook during this pivotal time will be important!

  7. chuck thomson

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