From Maine to California, MoveOn members in 48 states have started petition campaigns calling on their states’ superdelegates to honor the will of the voters at the Democratic National Convention in July.
More than 350,000 MoveOn members have already signed national petitions calling on their superdelegates to vote for the candidate with the most pledged delegates at the convention, and now they are launching campaigns focusing on specific superdelegates from their state, many of whom are Democratic elected officials.
Kansas MoveOn member Zac Goodall felt inspired to start his petition because he of concern that superdelegates determining the nominee would lead to further disengagement from voters:
I am a veteran of the United States Army. While serving with the 172nd Stryker Brigade in Mosul, Iraq, my unit and I helped make Iraq’s first national elections safe and fair. I saw thousands of Iraqis brave threats from criminals and terrorists because they knew their vote was a crucial step to securing a peaceful future for their country.
As an English composition instructor at a community college, I’ve witnessed almost the exact opposite attitude from my students. Of my 40+ students this year, two plan on voting. They don’t believe their vote counts, especially when they’re informed about the billions spent financing campaigns and the realities of the electoral college and Democratic Party superdelegates.
Check out all 48 petitions below, and sign and share the one from your state: