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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 make sure the Pentagon is audited?

Almost half of our budget is spent on the Pentagon and the Military Industrial Complex, yet we have no idea how much is misspent. Will you make sure that the Pentagon's budget is fully audited?

Submitted by: Marsha S. from FL
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
889

How will you to protect Roe vs Wade and a women's right to make her own choices?

Women's rights to bodily autonomy are constantly under attack, and clinics are frequently closing due to ineffective rules. What will you do to make sure Roe is never overturned?

Submitted by: hayley f. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
1112

Do you support laws that make it illegal for domestic abusers to access guns?

I am a gun violence survivor. Current gaps in our laws make it too easy for dangerous people to buy guns. Do you support background checks for all gun sales to close the online & gun show loopholes?

Submitted by: Clai L. from NH
Oct. 20, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
635

What will you personally do to eliminate our national budget deficit?

Congress voted last December to extend unfunded tax breaks to multinational corporations, which directly increases our budget deficit and national debt.

Submitted by: Gerald K. from HI
Oct. 17, 2016, 5:17 p.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
1112

What is your position on expanded background checks for firearms sales?

It's not law-abiding citizens but individuals with mental issues, criminals and terrorists who perpetrate gun violence. https://publicintelligence.net/mass-shootings-mental-illness/

Submitted by: John M. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
651

Do you support raising the minimum wage?

The current minimum wage is not a living wage. Do you support raising it to a living wage?

Submitted by: gale s. from MS
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
622

What will you do to end the veteran suicide pandemic?

Veterans are committing suicide, at a rate of 22 per day, and the VA is not taking action to put an end to the problem. How are you going to force the VA to get more involved to stop this pandemic?

Submitted by: Paul D. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
832

What is your stance on the Senate refusing to consider a Scalia replacement?

The Senate leadership refused to hold hearings on a nomination for deceased Supreme Court Justice Scalia, leaving the court with 8 justices for over a year.

Submitted by: Richard J. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
778

What will you do to increase access for all workers to Paid Family Leave?

Paid Family and Medical leave will level the playing field for all and ensure that everyone who needs this support will get it. What will you do in Washington to move this important policy forward?

Submitted by: Christina D. from NH
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
637

Do you agree or disagree that voters have a right to know the names of donors?

Require full transparency. For true transparency in campaign finance, donation and expenditure information must be complete, timely, and presented in a meaningful, easy-to-understand format.

Submitted by: Olivia Z. from NH
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
553

What will you do to about the public health problem of gun violence?

A majority of Americans agree on common sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic, but Congress has been unable to reach a bipartisan agreement. What will you do to keep all of our children safe?

Submitted by: Danielle V. from MD
Oct. 14, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
658

How will you uphold the First Amendment, especially dealing with religion?

The media and politicians are taking freedom of religion out of context to mean freedom from religion, especially with Christians. How can we keep this intact to include ALL religions?

Submitted by: Gabby B. from VA
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
534

How can you pay down the Deficit and cut taxes at the same time?

I have never found a way to cut my income and pay my bills. After cutting taxes, Republicans have a History of going off on a spending spree with most of the money going to military hardware.

Submitted by: John B. from TX
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
557

Do you feel there is bias in the media favoring one particular candidate.

Issues important to Americans in general are not being addressed due to a exorbitant time being devoted to alleged scandals with no substantiation

Submitted by: Robert L. G. from TX
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
506

What qualities will you look for in a Supreme Court Judge?

Are you looking for someone that will support the Constitution OR someone that will reshape the constitution?

Submitted by: Al K. from OH
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
790

What is your stance on the Dakota Access Pipeline?

What would be your response to the peaceful protesters who are against the pipeline's production?

Submitted by: Diana D. from WA
Oct. 14, 2016, 1:05 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
799

Would you support mandatory drug testing for senators and congressmen?

Taxpayers are subject to drug testing. It seems fair that tax consumers should also be drug tested.

Submitted by: James G. from IL
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
720

What do you propose to reduce the influence of money on our electns? Pub fundg?

Members of Congress spend upwards 50% of their time calling and partying for dollars. This wastes their time, discourages good candidates, distorts priorities, and expands the economic divide.

Submitted by: Ben G. from MD
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
607

How will you ensure that scientists have continued support for research?

Federal funding is essential for basic science research important to our medical and technological leadership. We need to keep politics out of decisions about what research to support or permit.

Submitted by: Ella May W. from OR
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
478

If elected what legislative action will you take to fight climate change?

Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, recently described the threat of climate change in terms of World War III, requiring motivation and resources at least equal to those we marshalled during WWII.

Submitted by: Elizabeth K. from NH
Oct. 21, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
577

Would you support rewriting the Senate filibuster rules to help end gridlock?

The Senate filibuster has been increasingly abused causing more gridlock. Would you support revising the rule to force Senators to have to take the floor and publicly argue their reason for saying no?

Submitted by: Greg E. from TX
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
450

Do you support allowing third party and independent candidates in debates?

Minor parties and independent candidates often offer different solutions to major public policy challenges.

Submitted by: Max A. from NH
Oct. 14, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
440

How would you help people on social security.

It is not an entitlement, as we have paid into it all our working lives. Will you stop giving it to people who haven't paid into it at all, not including families of those who have paid into it.

Submitted by: Sue P. from SC
Oct. 15, 2016, 5:18 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates

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