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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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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
1488

Do you support overturning Citizens United and getting big $ out of politics?

According to a September 2015 Bloomberg poll, 78% of people believed citizens united should be overturned. A majority of Americans believe big money has no place in the American political system.

Submitted by: Logan M. from NY
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
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
595

Do you believe in the separation of church and state?

Many religious citizens are calling for religious laws. Religious laws inevitably result in discrimination against people of other religions, no religion or mainstream Christians.

Submitted by: Sandy R. from CA
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:51 p.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
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
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
477

Do you support cannabis legalization (or, at least, decriminalization)?

NH is the only state in New England where possession of cannabis is still a crime. Cannabis could help mitigate the opioid crisis (opioid deaths have fallen in legal states). What is your position?

Submitted by: Cap B. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
471

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, 8:55 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial 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
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
341
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Will you sign legislation legalizing Constitutional Carry?

The last two State Congressional sessions passed legislation authorizing Constitutional Carry, but Governor Hassan vetoed both bills. Would you also veto such legislation?

Submitted by: Paul D. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 7:14 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
382

Do you support cannabis decriminalization?

Decriminalization and legalization are two separate issues and should be separate questions. In NH you face a criminal record and one year in jail for even the smallest amount of cannabis.

Submitted by: J C. from NH
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
270

What actions will you take to protect our Constitutional Second Amendment rights

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain independence from any attempting to abuse them, including their own government.

Submitted by: S P. from GA
Oct. 24, 2016, 10:17 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
291

Do you back a Carbon Tax to make polluters pay the full cost they force on us?

A Carbon Tax would force polluters to pay for the damage they are doing to future generations. Not only is this fair, the money can be reinvested in retraining fossil fuel workers & green growth.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 16, 2016, 9:09 a.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
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
337

Do you support ranked choice voting, to allow people to vote their conscience?

Many Americans feel unrepresented by the two parties. Ranked choice voting would allow voters to select their true first choice candidate, without feeling like they're throwing their vote away.

Submitted by: Cecily A. from MI
Oct. 17, 2016, 11:34 a.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
292

Do you support or oppose efforts by ALEC to draft bills & influence legislators?

ALEC is little known, but very powerful, sneaky & effective at drafting bills and lobbying state legislators & governors to enact legislation that benefits its members.

Submitted by: J. C. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 2:59 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

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