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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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802

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
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
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
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
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
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
1033

How will you save Medicare and Social Security?

I have been on disability & Medicare since 2010. Prices of everything around me is going up except my income. Barely make bills.

Submitted by: Robin S. from AZ
Oct. 17, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
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
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
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
805

Are you willing to mandate legitimate pricing in the healthcare industry?

This would mandate all hospitals, physicians and labs to publish their own rates to allow every patient to shop and know the cost of the service they receive regardless of the insurance they have.

Submitted by: Carolina J.
Oct. 15, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
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
508

Will you vote to end corruption and cronyism?

The U.S. should eliminate govt policies that encourage corruption and irresponsible practices on Wall St. End "too big to fail" attitudes.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 9:53 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
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
522

Would you support limits on time and money for elections?

Members of senate and house spend much of their time fundraising and become beholden to special interests, it's corruption. Most other countries limit time and money for campaigns. We should too!

Submitted by: Adele L. from WA
Oct. 15, 2016, 6:38 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
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
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
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
504

How will you preserve a free, open, and secure internet?

Congress is constantly proposing bills to end Internet freedom, like SOPA/PIPA, CISA, and ACTA. At the same time, internet servers remain susceptible to attacks by hackers.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 21, 2016, 7:03 p.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

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