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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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What will you do to increase Social Security/Disability payments?

Too many retirees and disabled are living in abject poverty. Too many are homeless, contributing to rapid deterioration of their health. This is a national disgrace.

Submitted by: Sandy R. from CA
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
276

What is your plan to tackle the Alzheimer's epidemic and crisis in our country?

Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in US, only one in top ten with no effective treatment, cure or prevention. 5.4 million Americans have Alz, costing more than $236 billion in 2016.

Submitted by: Brenda B.
Oct. 12, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
90

Will you establish a national gun ownership registry?

We need states to honor concealed carry rights from other states.Armed citizens are less likely to be injured by an attacker, and the number of defensive gun uses may beas as high as 2.1-2.5M times yr

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
155

How wil you personally make America safe again if elected?

We wish for peace(domestic & internationally). However, we must insist on strength. We must make America safe again. We seek friendship at home & abroad. Evil must be stopped.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
85

Automation is eliminating jobs. What are your plans to deal with this?

The world's capital is flowing towards automation and away from investing in human labor simply because automation has a better ROI. Our future is one where robots do all the work.

Submitted by: Peter B. from CA
Oct. 17, 2016, 9:58 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
60

Automation is eliminating jobs. What are your plans to deal with this?

The world's capital is flowing towards automation and away from investing in human labor simply because automation has a better ROI. Our future is one where robots do all the work

Submitted by: Peter B. from CA
Oct. 17, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
196

What will you do to protect women and children against domestic violence?

It is a fact that the majority of murders are perpetuated by men. PFA orders often don't work.

Submitted by: Cheryl U. from PA
Oct. 15, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
165

What would you do to dial back the growing number of hate groups?

Jorge Ramos, shows the astonishing and very concerning rise of hate in America. From the Ku Klux Klan to the so called alt-right movement, white supremacist groups are growing in numbers and influence

Submitted by: Marsha S. from FL
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
122

Do you agree people should be forced to enter into a contract such as Obamacare?

Many people only want catastrophic or hospital coverage but are forced to purchase coverage for doctors and drugs that they will not use. Do you support forcing people into contracts they don't want?

Submitted by: Dolly M. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
74

How will you ensure livestock are treated well and don't ruin the environment?

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction. It contributes to spread of diseases and antibiotic resistance

Submitted by: Jackie W. from NH
Oct. 18, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
202

Do you plan to take a public position on the FairTax Bill before Election Day?

There is considerable pressure in Congress to do something major about reforming the federal tax code. In the House, the FairTax bill is the most heavily co-sponsored tax reform bill of our time.

Submitted by: Donald K. from VA
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
1

What will do to protect Babies from abortion?

More and more Babies get killed by abortion's. we are not giving them a second chance to see there mother and father. Abortion are destroying families. I don't want this to continue.

Submitted by: Zachary S. from TX
Oct. 27, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
41

Are you a member of the Council on Foreign Relations?

If yes, which person contacted you to become a member & in which year did you accept membership? Has the CFR asked and have you given speeches on their behalf? Do you observe Chatham House Rules?

Submitted by: Dolly M. from NY
Oct. 16, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
198

Will you support the closing of the Mexican border?

The closing of the border will be to mainly reduce the flow of illegal drugs.

Submitted by: Thomas O. from FL
Oct. 15, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
52

Do you believe that monopoly control of govt education is sufficient?

We must eliminate monopoly CT of govt education by applying the antitrust laws to the NEA & AFT; the monopoly is destructive to quality of ed & competition & is unresponsive to the taxpayers who fund.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
49

Do you support multiculturalism, tolerance, diversity, & PC ?

We must strip the statist agenda from curricula and replace it w/ curricula that reinforce actual ed & the preservation of the civil society via its core principles.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
261

What will you do to reduce the negative impacts of animal agriculture?

Animal agriculture produces 51% of greenhouse-gas emissions and subjects animals to harm and suffering. It also increases water pollution, antibiotic resistance, deforestation, and spread of diseases.

Submitted by: janel s. from CA
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
182

What are your plans to improve New Hampshire's mental health system?

From not enough beds in psychiatric hospitals to a lack of intensive community based supports, especially in more rural areas of the state, NH currently faces a mental health crisis.

Submitted by: David L. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:10 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
268

Would you change marijuana's status as a Schedule 1 controlled substance?

3 states have legalized cannabis. About 20 have allowed medicinal use. Schedule 1 implicitly states no known medicinal use.

Submitted by: Peter L. from MA
Oct. 16, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates

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