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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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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
1085

What will you do to make sure the ultra rich pay their fair share of taxes?

The tax rate for the richest Americans is the lowest in 30 years. A consistent rich in income inequality has followed the trend of lowering taxes for the rich thus creating and oligarchic society

Submitted by: Austin F. from MI
Oct. 15, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
731

Do you support ending the Fast Tract component of Trade agreement consideration?

Fast Tract process prevents thoughtful consideration and input by citizens and legislators alike, resulting in rash decisions in trade agreements.

Submitted by: Sandy R. from CA
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:20 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
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
951

How would you help consumers & their doctors take back control of medical care?

It seems that Insurance Companies make medical care decisions rather than MDs and their patients. What would you do to return decisions to patients? Ins. Co. mandating meds, opposing treatment, etc.

Submitted by: Loren S. from NH
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
584

How will you go about cleaning up the Department of Justice and the FBI.

It is very evident to the public that there is a conspiracy to protect Hillary Clinton from going to prison. The Clinton machine operates outside the law constantly and nothing is done about it.

Submitted by: David L. from FL
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:04 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
1003

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
560
Submitted by: Linda R. from FL
Oct. 14, 2016, 9:20 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
610

Do you support Native American rights & the full protection of tribal lands?

The Native American or indigenous people of this nation have been treated poorly for centuries. Now many are peacefully protesting the Dakota Access pipeline & other threats to their communities.

Submitted by: J. C. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
577

Will you work to improve the VA's infracture?

With the ongoing wars going around the world, our soldiers need more and improved facilities.

Submitted by: Roxanna A. from FL
Oct. 16, 2016, 4:32 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
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
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
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
496

Why are U.S. Citizens fired and replaced by immigrants with H B 1 visas?

University of California and Disneyworld Florida are examples of employers who have fired staff and ordered them to train their immigrant replacements. This is unfair discrimination to save money.

Submitted by: Jeanette G. from CA
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
589
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What will you do to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens?

Gun control laws do not stop criminals from getting guns and committing crimes with guns.

Submitted by: Scott B. from IN
Oct. 15, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
591

Would you change the Senate rule that allows a senator to anonymously put a hold

Currently, a single senator can anonymously put a hold on consideration of any Presidential nominee. Would you vote to change this rule to at least identify the senator, if not get rid of the rule?

Submitted by: Everett W. from NH
Oct. 22, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
509

Will you commit to ending the electoral college so that each vote will count?

Because of the winner take all tallying of the Electoral College, our politicians pander to (and our elections continue to be determined by) a handful of swing (or purple) states. It's NOT democratic.

Submitted by: josh s. from NY
Oct. 19, 2016, 2:20 a.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

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