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New Hampshire Open Debate

Search and vote for questions on issues that are important to you! NH1 will host two Open Debates: one for gubernatorial candidates Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern on 10/26, and one for Senate candidates Maggie Hassan and Kelly Ayotte on 10/27. 50% of questions will come from the Top 30 vote-getters on this site! NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to candidates and must be able to be posed to both candidates.
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Would you support voting reform (score voting) to ensure voters are heard?

A majority of Maine did not want LePage to be Governor, but he won thanks to a split vote. Nobel Laureate Dr. Arrow proved letting voters score every candidate solves this problem & expands choices.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 18, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
15

What planning should the state do for climate refugees if sea levels rise?

Present predictions of sea level rise due to climate change indicate large regions, such as Florida, will be under water.

Submitted by: Dwight R. from WA
Oct. 25, 2016, 2:51 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
167

Explain your party's position on and actions to support women's equality

Including equal pay, protection from sexual harassment and domestic violence, anti-discrimination legislation, prosecution of perpetrators of sex crimes.

Submitted by: Neela P. from CA
Oct. 15, 2016, 12:30 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
5

Should the number of senators be apportioned relative to the states' populations

The constitution allocation of two senators per state is an arcane anti-democratic compromise from an ancient era of America, violating one person one vote proportionality. Hello NH!

Submitted by: Dwight R. from WA
Oct. 26, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
128

State your position on the BLM movement? Are riots justified as civil unrest?

Riots which occurred after civil BLM protests destroyed millions in private property? Do you approve? What can be done to stop such unrest?

Submitted by: Robert R. from MD
Oct. 15, 2016, 3:11 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
291

Do you support the delayed vote to approve/disapprove the Supreme Court nominee?

The business of the Supreme Court has been impeded by this delay, and the status of a highly respected nominee has been held in limbo just to spite the current administration.

Submitted by: Cynthia C. from PA
Oct. 21, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
139

What steps will you take to make NH a leader in infrastructure improvement?

As a nation our infrastructure is currently graded a D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a state, we receive a C. How can NH model the way for other small states in infrastructure.

Submitted by: Robert F. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
576

Please explain your position on the labeling of GMO's.

To date, almost all GMO crops on the market contain genes to permit the plants to survive spraying by pesticide products like Roundup. How do you think we should learn about these GMO crops?

Submitted by: Michael M.
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
919

What's your stance on network neutrality?

I'd like to know if the candidates for the Senate will take any action on network neutrality and preserving the openness and freedom of the internet for all users.

Submitted by: Brandon B. from TX
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
196

Do you support funding the NH Alcohol Fund at the legally mandated 5 percent?

5% of gross profits from the sale of alcohol in NH, which to date would be 19 million dollars for prevention, treatment and recovery services. Please see page six of New Futures White Paper attached.

Submitted by: Sheila V. from NH
Oct. 26, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
14

What ONE company do you have targeted to convince to move to NH?

What industry do you have targeted to be rooted in NH?

Submitted by: David M. from NH
Oct. 22, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
8

In light of opioid and substance misuse crisis would you support access to syrin

Legislation was introduced by Rep. Hannon last legislative session resulting in a commission studying this. Evidence shows syringe access reduces harms and provides safe disposal of used syringes.

Submitted by: John B. from NH
Oct. 26, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
74

How would your alternatives to the Common Core benefit students and teachers?

Both of you oppose national standardized testing. What are your visions for education, and how would your alternatives to Common Core standardized testing help to make these visions a reality.

Submitted by: Evan D. from NC
Oct. 17, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
18

Will you support ranked choice voting in all elections

Both major parties have blocked this ranked choice voting which allows voters to select their true first choice candidate. If that candidate doesn't win, the voter's second choice is counted, etc.

Submitted by: Jake J. from HI
Oct. 25, 2016, 12:14 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
1209

Do you support raising the minimum wage?

The current minimum wage is not a living wage. It is ridiculous for full time workers to need public assistance. Do you support raising the wage to a living wage?

Submitted by: gale s. from MS
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
1449

What will you do about the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs?

Medicare should be allowed to put the medications out for bids, just like the VA does. Personal re-importation should be allowed to help control costs.

Submitted by: John C.
Oct. 14, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
149

Do you back affordable abortions for low-income women here & abroad?

The Hyde & Helms amendments restrict the use of government funds for abortion. This effectively restricts the right to an abortion for low-income women and women who rely on US foreign aid.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 16, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
248

Do you support or oppose offshore oil drilling? Please explain your stance.

Leases allowing oil companies to drill for and extract oil from the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic & Gulf of Mexico have proven risky and devastating to coastal communities, fisheries, and wildlife.

Submitted by: J. C. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
197

Will you cut taxes to stimulate economic growth?

Big businesses are fleeing the US because we have the highest corporate taxes in the free world. Small businesses can't afford to hire new workers, And, we all see incomes and purchasing power eroded

Submitted by: Walter B. from VA
Oct. 16, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
71

Would you support voting reform (score voting) to ensure voters are heard?

A majority of Maine did not want LePage to be Governor, but he won thanks to a split vote. Nobel Laureate Dr. Arrow proved letting voters score every candidate solves this problem & expands choices.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 18, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates

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