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23,000 Urge DNC to Remove Debbie Wasserman Schultz


During the first four days of the new year, more than 23,000 people signed a petition -- many adding passionate comments -- asking the Democratic National Committee to remove Debbie Wasserman Schultz as its chair.

The petition, signatures, and comments are here.

An email from spelling out the case for removal is here.

"The head of one of the two big political parties in the United States is trying to manipulate the presidential election process by limiting direct debate and tilting the national party apparatus in favor of one candidate. This is unacceptable," said cofounder Norman Solomon.

"The results, thus far, have been bad from the perspective of Wasserman Schultz's own party, including domination of the media's extensive election coverage by the other big party. Another result has been reduced exposure for the Democratic candidate polling strongest against Republican rivals, Bernie Sanders," said cofounder Jeff Cohen. is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars.RootsAction is endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.

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