Joe DeMare Statement on Debates

The Strickland and Portman campaigns have excluded me from the three debates that they have arranged. This is a betrayal of Democracy. The people deserve to know that they have choices. Please contact these debate sponsors and ask that I’m included.

Youngstown – Noon, Friday Oct 14th at the WFMJ Studio
Sponsored by: WFMJ-21 and The Vindicator newspaper

WFMJ Contacts:
101 W. Boardman St., Youngstown OH, 44503

The Vindicator Contacts:
107 Vindicator Square, Youngstown OH, 44503

Online Contact Form:
General Manager – Mark Brown:
Publisher – Betty Jagnow:
Editor – Todd Franko:
Letters to the Editor:

Columbus – Monday Oct 17th (exact location TBC)
Sponsored by: The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-10

The Columbus Dispatch Contacts:
62 E. Broad St., Columbus OH, 43216
614-621-1242 (fax)

Editor – Alan Miller:

President of Columbus Printing Co. – Joseph Y. Gallo
Corporate headquarters: 34 S. 3rd St., Columbus OH, 43215

Letters to the Editor:…/opinion/send-letter-to-editor.jsp

WBNS Contacts:
770 Twin Rivers Dr., Columbus OH, 43215

Online Contact Form:

Cleveland – Thursday Oct 20th at The City Club of Cleveland
Sponsored by: WEWS-5 and The City Club of Cleveland

WEWS Contacts:
3001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH, 44115

Online Contact Form:

The City Club of Cleveland Contacts:
850 Euclid Ave. 2nd Floor, Cleveland OH, 44114

Online Contact Form:

Bombard the sponsors of the debates with emails, phone calls, letters, and social media messages/posts.

Use the same tone and language as a letter to the editor. i.e. No foul language, ad hominem attacks, etc. However, please feel free to be forceful, make it very clear how unhappy we are with Joe’s exclusion, and present a solid reasoning for why he should be added.

Have your friends and family members get involved too. The more people we have taking action, the more likely we are to be successful.

This issue is not unique to the Green Party. It is important to everyone who believes in fairness, free speech, and democracy.

Feel free to also contact the Strickland and Portman campaigns directly.