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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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Will you help overturn Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929 that set size at 435?

U.S. constitution Article 1 Section 2[3] set target district size at 30,000 population to 1 rep: limits gerrymandering, corporate influence, and campaign costs returning to rep democracy of people.

Submitted by: Kevin B. from FL
April 22, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to stop Government Obfuscation?

The US Congress has done nothing for much of President Obama's two terms. How will you turn this around to help the US move forward?

Submitted by: Unka Heshie from FL
April 22, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Are you influenced when corporations pay for your speeches?

Many candidates are payed millions of dollars to give their speeches and make claims that it doesn't have any influence over them.

Submitted by: Lester from FL
April 21, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Why don't we use Selective Service Registration as a way to register voters?

All 18 year old men receive this Federal ID and with recent legislation, we may soon see women doing so as well. Even if that does not happen the mechanism to create these cards for women is in place.

Submitted by: Ray M. from FL
April 22, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Congress shall pass no law exempting them from following all laws as we must.

If we must follow the laws, why should Congress indulge themselves with special exemptions? If we are not equal, we are not free.

Submitted by: Reasonabler from OR
April 24, 2016, 3 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support rehabilitating criminals so they can come back into society?

If we don't support alternatives people are going to stay the same as they always were. We will continue a cycle of imprisonment, do you agree how awful it is to waste people's lives and our money?

Submitted by: Jilow from IA
April 21, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

How can candidates use technology to better connect with their communities?

Candidates rely on money and media coverage to spread their message and connect with voters. How can we make it easier for voters to learn about candidates so we can offset the need for money & media?
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Submitted by: Ulection from CA
April 20, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Sanders carries more independent voters than Hillary, should he run third party?

With the amount of voters that voted for Bernie Sanders being close to Hillary, shouldn't he run as a third party keeping his voters and finally carrying the voters that closed primaries shut out?

Submitted by: Gus from FL
April 20, 2016, 12:08 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Should "for profit prisons" have to contribute preventative funds to the communities of at-risk youths?

Should "for profit prisons" have to contribute preventative funds to the communities of at-risk youths?

Submitted by: Peace W. from FL
April 23, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What changes, do you think, would help the lower classes of our country.

For lower income tax brackets, such as myself. It seems the only way to make money is to have money in the first place. Saving isn't an option. How can i improve my financial condition?

Submitted by: Levi "the pirate" kleier from UT
April 21, 2016, 11:39 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What is your vision for a sustainable economy and world?

Policies are often espoused or condemned as things in themselves. As if, for instance, what government spending purchases made no difference. Where are you heading, with what policy?

Submitted by: Mary Ann Dimand from CO
April 20, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

How can we end AT-WILL employment in the United States?

At-will employment dis-empowers workers by putting them at the whims, mercy, and abuse of their bosses, erodes their ability to financial stability and path to retirement, and stresses their lives.

Submitted by: Mark R. from FL
April 23, 2016, 6:53 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

If you decide to intervene in a conflict would you re-institute the draft?

As a former drafted Marine, I believe having a draft would allow citizens to actively participate in the decision of intervening in other countries.

Submitted by: rick
April 21, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Is American Democracy a failed experiment?

Considering the endemic corruption in government, and lack of response to government to the will of the people,
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Submitted by: jaricfontaine from ME
April 22, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

How would you balance the concerns of both Police & #BlackLivesMatter?

How would you balance concerns of Police, who are in danger everyday on the job, and our African American friends, who are also in danger every time they are stopped?

Submitted by: jacksonst from CA
April 22, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Which is more important -- people or money?

The philosophical question of this century -- if people are more important, then money must be used as a tool to make people's lives better, but if money is more important, then business comes first.

Submitted by: Kimc from WA
April 25, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

How would you address "Wet foot, dry foot" immigration policy for Cubans?

In moving to normalization of relations with Cuba, it seems that these individuals should be treated the same as any other aliens that pass through the border illegally.

Submitted by: Marta G from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Is the United States government currently a democracy, and why?

Currently, big business controls campaign financing for politicians. Is the government supposed to work for the people or for big business?

Submitted by: Peter R. from NY
April 21, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

if elected, will either of you support abolishing private prisons?

Black Americans are being persecuted and viciously mistreated in our prison system. Private prisons are at the root.

Submitted by: Talique T. from IL
April 19, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Should taxpayers continue to fund sports stadiums in the future?

There is no evidence that new stadiums benefit local economies, but the Marlins (for one example) will end up costing the public over $2 billion in taxpayer funds over the life of the bonds.
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Submitted by: Joe C. from MO
April 19, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What are you willing to do about the current war on drugs?

Now that one of Nixon's policy advisers has admitted that the war on drugs was created to target black people and war protesters, something must be done about the racially charged system.

Submitted by: Jarron Williams from IL
April 21, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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