I don’t know – what do you think we should do about it? I’m listening and I’ve just spent 35 minutes in the Internet’s black holes educating myself a bit more about the League of Women Voters, nationally and locally.
Here’s part of what Susan at Blue Ohioan posted, which is from Wikipedia:
The League of Women Voters Education Fund sponsored the 1976, 1980, and 1984 presidential debates. In 1988, the LWV withdrew from debate sponsorship, in protest of the major party candidates attempting to dictate nearly every aspect of how the debates were to be conducted, which ultimately resulted in the Democratic and Republican parties forming the Commission on Presidential Debates which gave the parties greater control over the debate environment.
On October 2, 1988, the LWV’s 14 trustees voted unanimously to pull out of the debates, and on October 3 they issued a dramatic press release:
The League of Women Voters is withdrawing sponsorship of the presidential debates … 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.
The LWV continues to sponsor and moderate candidates’ meetings and debates for local and state elections across the country. The LWV puts out voter’s guides that compare candidates’ positions on various issues. Some chapters of the LWV also staff precincts on Election Day.
What would be a reasonable, achievable plan that would address the question, “What are we going to do about it?”?