On August 8th, 2020 at 12 Noon, protesters are gathering in the first nationwide driving protest in counties all across the nation. The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County will lead a group of local community members in a COVID-safe demonstration, driving convoy style in a loop from Town Center Mall in Boca Raton to and from Delray Beach. They will decorate their cars parade-style and will “go live” together on their social media channels. The convoy event is being done by independent protesters and is separate from Jorgensen’s campaign.
This is a coordinated effort across the nation with over 130 confirmed events, including 13 in Florida, to protest the Commission on Presidential Debates’ continued decision to silence the Libertarian Nominee for the United States President, Dr. Jo Jorgensen. Jorgensen is expected to appear alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in all 50 states, and the protesters are demanding she be heard in the presidential debates alongside them both.
One hundred years ago this year, women were taking to the streets to protest the government to recognize their rights as sovereign citizens, and their right to be heard in elections, led by the League of Women’s Voters (LWV). The LWV also created the first presidential debates to give American voters a greater understanding of all their presidential candidates. In 1987, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was formed to take over sponsorship of the debate and boxed the WVC out.
The CPD created polling restrictions to not allow third-parties in the debate by selecting random polls to determine who is polling above 15%. The catch? Most of these polls do not even mention a 3rd party candidate. Voters are being left in the dark with systemic voter manipulation.
The protesters demand that the CPD changes polling restrictions to quantifiable results the CPD can not manipulate. The protesters feel the CPD should allow third parties who are listed as options on American ballots to debate so that Americans can properly compare their choices.
And it’s not just third-party voters that think this:
- 63% of voters surveyed want a third party choice
- Veripoll’s latest results show Dr. Jo Jorgensen polling at 36%
- Over one-third of Americans identify as independent:
It’s been 100 years since the 19th amendment was passed, and Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the only female candidate (who is highly qualified), is still being silenced by the CPD.
Dr. Jo Jorgensen has her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, is a Senior Lecturer at Clemson University, is an accomplished entrepreneur, and has a pristine record. The Libertarian Party is one of the only parties in the U.S. that has secured ballot access for presidential candidates in all 50 states.
“Government is too big, too bossy, too nosy, and, worst of all, often hurts the very people it intends to help. The government doesn’t work; liberty and freedom do.” – Dr. Jo Jorgensen. Palm Beach County area residents are welcome to take part in this grassroots event and meet us at the southwestern section of the Town Center Mall parking lot on August 8, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. for a 30-minute fun-filled rally before the convoy begins to “go live” at 12:30 p.m. as a nation for this historic event!