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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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121

Outlook on age and economic discrimination in housing.

55 and older housing to lessen their tax burden with schools and developers more units per land , and covenants only allowing large homes. economic discrimination?

Submitted by: michael c. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
366

What's your plan to support families affected by the Alzheimer's crisis in NH?

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, 8:01 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
81

If elected, will you do anything to reform the ballot access laws in NH?

Candidates who are not part of the ruling duopoly face burdens just to get on the ballot, meanwhile the major parties often face no competition in state rep races and for county offices.

Submitted by: Darryl W P. from NH
Oct. 20, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
186

Do you believe Terrorists have crossed our borders? Shouldn't we build a wall?

A border wall is the first defense for American security. Their numbers are growing in America and it's not going to end well!

Submitted by: Bob J. from CA
Oct. 17, 2016, 9:18 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
37

Do you think working hard, smart & responsibly should be penalized or rewarded?

A higher tax rate for law abiding wealthy Americans compared to other Americans seems unjust, and could cause other Americans to not look for a job, and facilitate government corruption.

Submitted by: J E. from FL
Oct. 20, 2016, 12:52 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
91

How will you promote racial justice in law enforcement?

Communities across the country believe that our law enforcement agencies have a double standard when it comes to the use of force. How will you address this pressing issue?

Submitted by: Don B. from MI
Oct. 20, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
39

Do you support the Balsam's renovation and impact on jobs and environment

How can the state of NH make this project more feasible and successful?

Submitted by: Richard K. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
115

What will you do to help sustain and grow NH-based clean energy and tech jobs?

There are over 15,000 Granite Staters working in this growing industry, but NH is falling behind its neighbors in terms of investment and policy.

Submitted by: Kate E. from NH
Oct. 24, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
7

Do you support development of the Commuter Rail in southern NH?

Thousands of NH residents are spending countless unproductive hours stuck in traffic on Route 3 and 93. Don't they deserve a better option for getting to their jobs?

Submitted by: Chuck M. from NH
Oct. 26, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
110

Have you sworn any secret oaths which you cannot tell the public about?

If you've taken any secret oaths or belong to any secretive organizations and cannot disclose that, why should the public trust your allegiance to the American people?

Submitted by: Dolly M. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
270

Will you support a Paid Family and Medical Leave program for all NH citizens?

Paid Family and Medical leave will level the playing field for employees and employers and ensure that everyone who needs this support will get it. What would your plan for NH look like?

Submitted by: Christina D. from NH
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
69

Do you support Instant Runoff Voting(IRV)?

This November Maine will most likely pass a law implementing a statewide Instant Runoff Voting system. This system would give everyone's vote more weight and would prevent pluralities from winning

Submitted by: Austin F. from MI
Oct. 17, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
27

What will you do to defend and preserve states rights and freedoms?

Do you believe that states and individuals are NOT obligated to obey federal laws and mandates which are clearly unconstitutional or exceed those powers delegated to government by the people?

Submitted by: Charles R D. from AZ
Oct. 25, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
265

Do you support or oppose establishment of small-donor, citizen-funded elections

A common theme in today's political climate is that politicians depend on big-dollar campaign support from wealthy interests, resulting in policy tilted in favor of those interests.

Submitted by: Olivia Z. from NH
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
52

How would you ensure young Americans are able to find meaningful employment?

Many college graduates are struggling to find jobs in their field and many of the jobs they are able to find do not pay enough to cover their living expenses.

Submitted by: Joan S. from CA
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
91

Do you support US current wars of aggression & involvement in regime change?

Do you support the U.S. current funding of Al-Nusra, a.k.a. ISIS in Syria and turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's aggression in Yemen? If yes, why? If not, what will you do to bring our troops home?

Submitted by: Dolly M. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
236

If states want voter ID laws, shouldn't the state pay for the IDs?

Many states are forcing voter ID laws on their citizens. Since the state already administers voter registration shouldn't the state issue the ID without a fee?

Submitted by: Greg E. from TX
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
79

Which are you more beholden to, the NH people & constitution or your party?

The democrat and republican political parties push more and more for party loyalty at the expense of doing the will of the people. Will you work for us & break this pattern?

Submitted by: Cindy K. from NH
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
252

How would you stop the increasing property tax burden?

Property taxes continue to rise around the state,. When interest rates increase, housing will become unaffordable.

Submitted by: Hillary S. from NH
Oct. 23, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
131

What is your strategy to keep gas prices down?

Since Obama took over gas prices have fallen in the $2 per gallon.

Submitted by: Armando P. from CA
Oct. 14, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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

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