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Petition -- you started you -- high school by these three young ladies who -- -- latest embarrass.
And -- axle -- and Sammy Siegel.
They have -- collected something like a 170000.
Petition signatures so far it's probably going up by the minute and you can sign it at change.
Dot org slash debates.
To have a woman on the presidential debate moderating committee apparently there hasn't been one since 1992.
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Why why is that happened first on it seems extraordinary.
Is it -- -- huge oversight in our country that I just overlook that haven't been considered for this for this position in twenty years.
They're not thought of as equally capable to men are as -- willing or able to do this job which there are planning a -- and to do this -- And -- what Walton got you so fired up that you -- we really need to do something here and get this petition going.
It -- -- high school mock her high school that the small learning community that we're all encompass -- government institute he and at that as a strong focus on social movement and reform so we've been learning a lot about.
Feminist his theory and that we are now and don't -- -- effects that lack of women.
In powerful positions in both the media and government has on the self esteem of girls and women in America so we really want to change that.
-- the semi I guess I gather you actually tried to deliver.
This petition to the presidential debates commission yes there.
It's the end -- -- in -- we made a little we made some remarks we had boxes with.
Printed out comments in the petition last fact that all the signatures on it and they knew we -- coming we've been in contact with them.
Since Friday but Janet brown who is the executive.
Didn't have anything to say and we went there and they just turned -- around and he came back with a -- -- so they refused to take a petition.
They instead they can't take boxes.
So technically -- ten.
Wow okay so what's your what's the next step and what we're just gonna keep fighting -- Dominique come back we really want to try to meet with the Commission on Presidential Debates that they can -- repetition and this is clearly something a lot of Americans want -- 170000.
Have struck by at least 50% of Americans want him.
Well this isn't good if it's great to see.
People like that especially young beyond New York this is something that is is a passion of you'll young people actually taking some action actually doing -- instead of sitting around and complain you know that's absolutely awesome and it's great -- went down there absolutely fantastic and revelations -- -- So I didn't and the -- can people do beyond the signing the petition what can people do to make a difference feel as you're trying to do.
Well they can.
Right the Commission on Presidential Debates you know I've attended a petition -- signed it sends an email to them.
But they can make -- Fred and now on that this is -- -- they want they can spread our petition to the more people -- on social media networking sites such as Twitter and beef but.
-- -- that's how we got a lot of our signature.
-- -- that the history of this is Sammy Carol Simpson.
And moderated a presidential debate with the -- woman.
And we've had Gwen Eiffel PBS -- a couple of vice presidential debates but so there's been literally no woman.
All the president -- moderating a presidential debate for twenty years that's what we have four presidential elections.
It's shocking I mean that's longer than all of us have been alive we're so you get -- -- -- -- -- asking her questions and added that the.
Point that all of you making make is that it -- we need we need to be setting.
Offered and having good role models rather than just -- -- -- -- -- her her young women in this country.
Definitely dishonesty equal representation.
And women -- -- being represented in politics because of the powers that the country -- -- -- people.
Equally capable men aren't you can't see what you can't see me it's all that visibility and just having -- -- -- asking her out questions and her own voice to get here.
I think there should be -- you yes.
I only feel better and professional -- I put on the panel how well you're you're a great inspiration -- cells that look with a golden please keep -- updated as -- -- -- get on and it's great to have you that is the latest embarrassed semi Siegel and Emma Axelrod don't -- class.
High school in -- -- a great to have you here thanks for being being.
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