Lead Co-President and feminist Shirl Mora James wants you to sign this petition! Please sign (I did)!
Select a woman to moderate a 2012 presidential debate
Dear Presidential Debate Committee,
A lot has happened in the United States since 1992 — the last time a woman moderated presidential debates: the crashing of the World Trade Center, the election of our first African American president, and an increasing involvement of women in politics. Or so it would seem. Yet, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, women hold only 17% of the seats in Senate and 16.8% of the seats in the House of Representatives. In the past twenty years, they have made up 0% of moderators of the Presidential debates.
Women and men will never be truly equal in our country until they’re one and the same in positions of power and both visible in politics. We need to take immediate action in order to move towards this change. It is time for a woman to have a chance to show what she’s capable of by moderating debates in the upcoming election.
Please, in one of the three upcoming presidential debates, appoint a woman moderator.
DeeDee Garcia Blase