Grand Rapids, MI – WOOD TV is excluding two-thirds of the gubernatorial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot. Thousands of voters watch these debates to learn about their options in the general election. Unfortunately, major broadcasters deny them the chance to hear from the entire slate of options, available to them. The Libertarian Party of Michigan believes this is designed to protect the Democrats’ and Republicans’ virtual monopoly on power.
WOOD TV Draws Protest
The Libertarian Party of Michigan and its candidate for governor, Mary Buzuma, will be protesting the charade of a debate. They will gather outside the WOOD TV studios. They are encouraging their friends and compatriots in the other excluded parties to join them in solidarity against this assault on democracy.
Mary Buzuma not only wants herself to be included; she advocates opening it to all balloted candidates:
Open the debate. More voices. Better choices.
WOOD Excludes Twice as Many Candidates as it Includes
The excluded candidates are:
- Mary Buzuma of the Libertarian Party.
- Donna Brandenburg of the U.S. Taxpayers (Constitution) Party.
- Kevin Hogan of the Green Party.
- Daryl Simpson of the Natural Law Party.
On her website Mary Buzma writes,
I love the people of Michigan and when you love something, you feel compelled to step in and help solve the problems and failings that are hurting the ones you love. As Governor, it would be my honor to serve and help the people of the great state of Michigan…
To join the protest, be at WOOD TV Studio on October 13th at 7:00 PM.
120 College Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503″