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Sheryl Crow arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Sheryl Crow's change.org petition to shorten election cycles is really gaining traction


Sheryl Crow's change.org petition to shorten election cycles is really gaining traction

WATCH  | Sheryl Crow started a petition to shorten election cycles and it already has thousands of signatures.

With days ahead of the presidential election, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow's petition on change.org to shorten election cycles is gaining traction.

Like many Americans, she's pretty much over 2016. After a heated and very messy election, her "Make It Short" petition has already gotten nearly 60,000 signatures.

She told Circa she decided to start the petition because "what happens after two years is people aren’t even listening to the issues anymore."

It becomes more about entertainment.

"It becomes more about entertainment and it’s not good for anyone," she said. "It’s good for the media outlets, it’s good for the people who are running the campaigns... But it’s just not good for the people who are actually voting and we need to come away from our election process feeling good about participating in it."

When Americans head to the polls on Nov. 8, the 2016 election will have lasted nearly 600 days, according to Time magazine.

The petition asks the Democratic and Republican National Committees to reform the process and shrink the election season. 

She even pointed out that countries across the world have cut their cycles to as little as six weeks in some cases.

"There's so many things that need to be changed," she said.

I want this changed, and I'm throwing in my voice.

"People complain about how our government isn’t doing anything, it’s a constant stalemate, it’s too partisan, people aren’t going to work with each other," Crow explained.

"This is a way to actually say, ‘I want this changed, and I’m throwing in my voice.’ I’m lifting my voice to say, ‘You represent us, this is what we want. We can no longer have it be this way. We know America is great, let’s make it greater."

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