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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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Would you support a Commission on Voting Regulations at the national level?

The voter suppression is at an alltime high,deliberate & accidentally by unfunded BOE in each state. All national elections should have the same laws a regulations for elections of Congressional& WH.

Submitted by: Lucy from SC
April 22, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Should congress be subjected to the same drug testing as welfare recipients?

History has shown a very low failure rate of welfare recipients when drug tested but often see congress man and women arrested for drug procession

Submitted by: Kyle W. from OH
April 21, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Where do you stand on a woman's right to choose?

Do you believe a woman has the right to make this difficult decision without government interference? Can women count on you to protect their rights?

Submitted by: KatieS from FL
April 24, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Would you support laws preventing corporations from terminating retire pensions.

Companies such as GE and others have ended paying retirees their earned medical and pension benefits that were promised as part of their employment.

Submitted by: Mike from FL
April 22, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

The Obama administration has detained and deported more undocumented immigrants than any previous administration. Will you put a stop to this?
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Submitted by: Kevin M. from WA
April 20, 2016, 1:50 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Why aren't corporations held accountable for costs of suffering?

Corporate predators neglect the costs of destroying lives and poisoning the environment. Raising accounting standards can prevent omissions and save lives.

Submitted by: Staci English from IL
April 22, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to promote a true progressive income tax?

USA used to have this so those with more ability to pay do pay a progressively bigger share.

Submitted by: Phil H. from UT
April 21, 2016, 7:47 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Why have both of you failed to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy?

Since most members of Congress are millionaires, do we really expect them to raise taxes on themselves?

Submitted by: TrueDemocracyNow from IL
April 22, 2016, 1:59 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

How can you justify the sale of assault style weapons to civilians?

Why does anyone need this grade of weaponry? The military requires vigorous training before a soldier is allowed to use assault style weapons, yet no such requirements exist for civilians.

Submitted by: C S. from FL
April 21, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

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

When will the government reject lobbying attempts from groups like Big Pharma?

Making treatment and drugs affordable to the mass public is extremely important and this should not be placed behind profit motives. How do you intend to reject lobbying groups like this?

Submitted by: Kris29 from NJ
April 23, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to improve social security?

Seniors have paid their portion throughout their working years but yet many are struggling due to annual COL expenses.

Submitted by: Sue from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to reduce conflicts of interest?

While accepting huge campaign contributions from special interests is not a guarantee of corruption, it is a conflict of interest. How will you reduce conflicts of interest in your administration?

Submitted by: Craig N. from FL
April 23, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What is your position on universal federal background checks on all gun sales?

Manchin-Toomey was voted on by the current sitting Senate which chose not to proceed thanks to the gun lobby despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of voters (circa 90%) want it
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Submitted by: Daniel J. Webster Jr. from FL
April 24, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Would you support encouraging or requiring states adopt vote by mail?

Voting by mail can increase turnout and solve accessibility problems for working people, many disabled people, elderly people, and other classes vulnerable to disenfranchisement.
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Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
April 23, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What can be done to reduce voter suppression?

What can be done about voter suppression not only by ID, office hours and voting dates, but denial of votes to ex-felons, exclusion of independents from primaries & gerrymandering?.

Submitted by: Jebbb! from FL
April 24, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Do you support letting drug stores sell Narcan (or Naxolone) over-the-counter?

The Maine state Legislature passed a bill to sell Narcan OTC to save people who OD on opiates (like heroin). But Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed it citing it prolongs lives until the next OD. Who's right?

Submitted by: Lawrence W. from CA
April 23, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support reinstituting estate taxes on large estates?

The increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of a few families undermines democracy and creates an aristocracy antithetical to the American Dream.

Submitted by: AJH from NY
April 19, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Would you support term limits for House and Senate elected positions?

There is no reason to have people in the Senate or house for long periods of time. The longer they stay the more beholding they are to lobbying and special interests.

Submitted by: Randy Chapman from SC
April 19, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Are you in favor of raising min. wage, and would you cap wages for executives?

Many companies pay their working employees min. wage while they give millions of dollars to their executives. People propose layoffs if the min. wage is increased, rather than reallocating funds.

Submitted by: Megan J. Hutton from FL
April 24, 2016, 5:01 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Will you fight to reverse the ruling that left 800k+ people uninsured in FL?

The Republican led state government in FL choose to not participate in the Medicaid expansion and almost a million people are left uninsured including me.Will you help in getting those people insured?
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Submitted by: AnaisSuarez86 from FL
April 20, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Issue area: Health

Will you re-direct the insane military budget to address socio-econ-envir needs?

The military budget is the elephant in the room - we are left arguing over the financial peanuts for all our pressing issues. Even military leaders have called for a reduction. Are you the patriot?

Submitted by: Neal from FL
April 22, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
Submitted by: Ghost from VA
April 21, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do you support having fair debates so the Green and Libertarians can join?

The Libertarian and Green party have to sue the debate commission to get into the debates, even though they are on enough state ballots to win.

Submitted by: Hugh Giordano from FL
April 21, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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