Sign the petition: Televise the Trump trial

Public transparency is our best defense against corruption and disinformation.

As the case against Donald Trump goes to court for his illegal actions around January 6–including conspiracy to violate civil rights, conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding–the American public must have full access to the unprecedented trial.

This trial has extraordinary national importance to our democratic institutions. For the full country to fully accept the outcome, it will be vitally important for us to witness it. Otherwise, many will learn about the events through the potentially biased reporting of certain media.  

Currently, a federal rule forbids televising federal courts. But House Democrats are calling for an exception in the name of public trust. Democrats are calling on the Judicial Conference–the national policy making body for the federal courts–to authorize the broadcasting of court proceedings in the cases of United States of America v. Donald J. Trump.

Public trust in our judiciary is at an all-time low. Deep state conspiracy theories flood social media to distract from Trump’s true crimes. To ensure public trust and faith in the judicial system, and this trial specifically, the public must be allowed to view and listen to Trump’s upcoming trial.

Sign the petition to the Judicial Conference: Allow the Trump trial to be televised for full public transparency and trust in this judicial process.

Participating Organizations:
Daily Kos
Demand Justice
Demand Progress
DemCast USA
Democracy for America Advocacy Fund
Inequality Media Civic Action
Patriotic Millionaires
People Power United