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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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368

What is your plan to expand on alternative energy sources for New Hampshire?

NH uses significant amounts of nuclear and fossil fuel for electricity production. Biomass accounts for 1/3 of our electricity. What about quickly expanding on solar, wind and tidal power?

Submitted by: John M. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 6:16 p.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
315

What would you do to repeal the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act of 1913?

The Federal Reserve Act is unconstitutional since it gave away Congress' authority to coin and regulate the nation's money to a private group of banking families. Will you repeal the act? Or why not?

Submitted by: Dolly M. from NY
Oct. 16, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
220

Beyond gun control, what policies would you support to reduce gun deaths?

We have proof the following policies reduce gun violence or gun deaths: eliminate blighted housing, raise the alcohol tax, fund trauma centers, fund suicide hotlines & other anti-suicide measures.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 20, 2016, 6:38 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
104

Do you agree the NSA does and should have access to your and my communications?

If we are honest, we know we already live in an unfettered police state which overtly began with the OSS before WWII. How will you curtail the NSA's and CIA's activities? Name concrete actions.

Submitted by: Dolly M. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
46

What catastrophe would convince you that climate change is real?

This question is directed at candidates who express skepticism that climate change is real. If they prevail but are wrong, we are doomed, and the biosphere will take 10 million years to recover.

Submitted by: Michael P. from CA
Oct. 18, 2016, 11:34 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
14

What ONE company do you have targeted to convince to move to NH?

What industry do you have targeted to be rooted in NH?

Submitted by: David M. from NH
Oct. 22, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
299

What will you do to enact a flat tax so that ALL, including poor pay same amt?

In order for things to be truly fair & have everyone pay a 'fair share', both rich & poor need to have same rate of skin in the game & end the squeezing of the middle class.

Submitted by: Nadine C. from NY
Oct. 16, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
137

Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed and 1 million were just cut from it.

Obamacare is collapsing due to too many expensive mandates. Most policies are expensive with high deductibles so it isn't insurance but a hedge and benefits the insurance companies not the public.

Submitted by: Robert R. from MD
Oct. 15, 2016, 2:51 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
14

What will you do to support NH's dairy farms?

NH's dairy farmers are critical to our food security, rural economies and scenic beauty. Poor Federal policy disadvantages our dairy farms. What actions will you lead on to support NH dairy farms?

Submitted by: Roger N. from NH
Oct. 25, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
454

immigrants getting social security automatically. Is that fair?

American people have paid into it all their working life and they have contributed nothing and get it automatically.

Submitted by: Lonnie M. from OH
Oct. 15, 2016, 4:53 a.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
32

What policies do you support so all NH kids have a shot at the American Dream?

Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. But right now only some kids in NH have the chance of attaining the "American Dream" due to an ever widening Opportunity Gap.

Submitted by: MaryLou B. from NH
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
7

What is your position on assisted suicide for people with an incurable disease.

People who are suffering from an incurable or debilitating illness may wish to end their life rather than continue the suffering. Would you support legislation to allow people to make this choice.

Submitted by: Michael T. from NH
Oct. 26, 2016, 11:55 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
61

What is your stand on Animal Welfare?

animal cruelty practises posing as "sport", food,clothing and experiments are not regulated and ignored.

Submitted by: Susanne C. from VA
Oct. 20, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
34

Do you think that African Americans should be given the same respect as European

Americans at places we spend our money and use public resources? I've experienced from microaggressions to a joke involving unprovoked cursing about me, to a very subtle attempt to call me "girl".

Submitted by: Brenda S. from VA
Oct. 20, 2016, 12:56 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
87

How will you break the tie between disability & poverty?

Disabled Americans are more likely to live in poverty, but we can end that. From ending asset caps that trap disabled people in poverty to expanding paratransit, we can remove obstacles to autonomy.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 16, 2016, 9:42 a.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
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
210

What will you do to make it easier for people in recovery to get jobs?

Many drug addicts have criminal records related to their addictions which prevent them from getting good jobs or from even being able to apply for most jobs. Unemployment leads to relapses.

Submitted by: Bridget B. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 10:27 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
50

What are you doing to find a cure for fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions?

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Submitted by: Cindy C.
Oct. 17, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates

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