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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Do you support Elizabeth Warren's call to protect pensions?

Elizabeth Warren called for protecting pensions such as the Central States Pension Fund. What will you do to protect retiree's pension funds?

Submitted by: gailtoo from FL
April 23, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Will you vote against future legislation aimed at keeping citizens in the dark?

House Republicans are currently pushing legislation aimed specifically at keeping citizens from knowing what is in their food, a.k.a. the "DARK Act", a.k.a. the "Monsanto Protection Act".

Submitted by: disneyfann from CA
April 19, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support third trimester abortions?

Third trimester pregnancies involve fetuses that can survive outside the womb, as premature births.
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Submitted by: Jhanes
April 22, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Issue area: Health

How will you support affordable long term care health insurance?

People are living longer and requiring more in-home and assisted living care over a longer period of time. Premiums for private long term care policies soon become prohibitive.

Submitted by: Joybird from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:14 a.m.
Issue area: Health

What can be done to execute routine audits of the Pentagon?

The Pentagon has avoided audits of its expenditures for decades.

Submitted by: awakenkicking from WA
April 19, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
Submitted by: Kadlum from WA
April 21, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
Issue area: Education

Would you support increasing pay and professionalizing congressional staff?

Experts like Norm Orenstein and Thomas E. Mann agree better resourced staff increase Congress' ability to resist lobbyist influence.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 23, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Is the style of debate within US politics too destructive?

Do you believe antagonising those that you are trying to convince of your point of view makes them, in any way, more likely to come around to that point of view?

Submitted by: Ilya G. from CA
April 22, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Should merit take a back seat to balancing representation number?

America has long held that one's merit is the most important factor leading to a good life and success. The current quest for equal representation undermines this incredibly important tenet.

Submitted by: Antonio L. from CA
April 22, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

How could you help food safety bill HR1942 to get out of committee & to a vote?

Congress allows nonfood nonFDA compliant animals raised as atheletes and companions to be exported to the global food chain, knowing they are toxic. Chapman U. found horsemeat in 2 samples of USDAmeat

Submitted by: safe food 4 all from FL
April 22, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you understand what it is to live in fear of the people sworn to protect you?

Police shooting, police harassment in Florida, Police shooting of unique armed black men, black lives matter, Tamir Rice

Submitted by: Early from AZ
April 22, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Will you prosecute the people responsible for the economic collapse of 2008?

Banks, insurance companies, and Wall St. were all responsible for untold loss and misery for US citizens, who then had to bail them out. This is completely unjust, and no one has been punished.

Submitted by: Philana from OR
April 24, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What will you do to put a stop to corporate infiltration of government agencies?

Corporate lobbyists have been appointed to watchdog agencies and then undermining the mission of the agencies. This puts the public in danger and short circuits democracy.

Submitted by: Edward H. from CO
April 23, 2016, 11:36 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What steps would you take to create a national day for voting

across the country votes are being suppressed

Submitted by: christoff from GA
April 21, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Can you define the term "General Welfare" and explain the current low standards?

The General Welfare of a nation is defined by the lowest standard of living accepted by governmental ability to fund and provide for the betterment of health and opportunity for growth and prosperity.
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Submitted by: Staci English from IL
April 22, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

U.S. is richest nation in world, but the 13th happiest. Why the disparity?

A recent study showed the U.S. to be 13th happiest nation in world. Why isn't U.S. a happier nation? Would you support scheduling a bi-yearly happiness study for just the USA to guide policy making?

Submitted by: ral from MN
April 22, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What about our war criminals?

If elected, would you introduce legislation calling for the investigation and possible prosecution of our country's war criminals who are today running free and thereby mocking American values?

Submitted by: Kanonymous from FL
April 24, 2016, 10:15 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do you think the American People should vote for the next SCOTUS?

Due to those that have the power to suggest a SCOTUS have a controversial past. Including, Senate and President.
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Submitted by: idania from CA
April 21, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How important is it to decrease our intake of animal agriculture?

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (more than all transportation in the world combined). How will you address this growing problem?

Submitted by: Xander Johns from WA
April 21, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Would you abolish the sub-minimum wage for disabled workers?

Please act to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 22, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Would you support a rule against attaching unrelated riders to bills?

Legislators often kill a generally supported bill by attaching an offensive rider to it, or add self-serving unrelated riders to bills that are considered must-pass. Would you make that illegal?
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Submitted by: Anne G. from PA
April 19, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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