Monday, April 25 at 7pm EDT Rep. David Jolly (R) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D) went head-to-head and answered YOUR questions in a groundbreaking Open Debate moderated by The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Independent Journal Review's Benny Johnson.

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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 Social Security as an entitlement program, it's funds protected?

SocialSecurity has been robbed of funds to balance the budget. It's funds should be protected as they belong to the ppl who have contributed to it all their working lives & rely on it for retirement

Submitted by: Patricia R. from MI
April 20, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What will U do to bring Rx drug prices in line with what the rest of world pays?

The US citizen presently pays about double or triple what the major Big Pharmaceutical Corporations charge the rest of the world. WHY????

Submitted by: disneyfann from CA
April 19, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support getting rid of lifetime salaries and benefits for congress?

No one else can work as little as Congress and still have a job, let alone lifetime salary and benefits.

Submitted by: Mike from WA
April 19, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support defunding or defending Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood is under fire for doctored videos that prove no crime or wrongdoing. Should we continue to deny lower class women health care?

Submitted by: Sam EC Moran from MA
April 19, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Issue area: Health

What work will you do to raise awareness and move to end gerrymandering?

The populist movement has begun to shine a light on the critical issue of money in politics, but the perversion of democracy is deep with many roots. Can you address gerrymandering?

Submitted by: Matthew from FL
April 21, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How will you as FL Senator impact the people incarcerated for nonviolent crimes?

Florida has about 50,000 less people in jail than Mexico. 40 percent prison population is incarcerated for nonviolent crimes, and drug offenders accounted for 20 percent of Florida’s prison population
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Submitted by: NickDrake from FL
April 20, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
Submitted by: Shanna Rose from OR
April 21, 2016, 12:45 a.m.
Issue area: Health

How much money has the US borrowed from Social Security? What's the back plan?

It is one of the largest debts the government has. The debt is unrelated to the SS program but was used pay for unfunded legislation. Cutting services is NOT a way to pay the debt owed 2 SS investors.

Submitted by: JGS4 from NH
April 21, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you support ending the "Silent Filibuster" rule in the Senate?

Currently, Senators have the ability to have a bill held, without having their name disclosed. If a Senator wants to hold up the people's business, shouldn't the people s know who it is?

Submitted by: Deana I. from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:07 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What are your thoughts on voter suppression in both parties this election?

Specifically the topic of closed primaries, voters unwillingly being changed from dem to unnafilated, polls opening at noon instead of 6a.m. in lower class neighborhoods, polling stations being closed

Submitted by: Jack Van Lierop
April 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to stop the bribery from Kochs and other corporate interests?

This includes lobbyists who write the laws and hand them to elected officials on behalf of their donors.

Submitted by: Richard M from FL
April 18, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How will you ensure corporate and wealthy tax dollars come home?

While corporations and wealthy Americans hide their profits in off shore accounts they avoid their fair share of the cost of running our Country shifting it all upon the working class.

Submitted by: Mimbres Granny from NM
April 20, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

Will you support avoiding war unless we are attacked or in imminent danger?

We were not in danger of attack from Sadam Husain in Iraq and yet we attacked them and caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people including our own troops.

Submitted by: Eddie from CA
April 20, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

What will you do to make it fair and equal from all citizens to vote?

It is clear in some areas of the US that the location of polling places and voter ID laws are preventing people of limited means from being part of the democratic process.

Submitted by: Lightingman from OR
April 19, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Hold the Pentagon responsible for accurate reporting of their expenditures

Pentagon has failed to report how and on what they spend their budget and Congress has done nothing about it.

Submitted by: Edith R. from MI
April 20, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Do you support breaking up corp media, only 6 corps own it all? How

News media has so clearly been sold to the highest bidder, and important information is manipulated, left out, or outright lied about leading to a grossly under/mis-informed public.

Submitted by: mars54 from AZ
April 20, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Will you support the Equal Rights Amendment to end legal discrimination based on sex?

Will you introduce the equal rights amendment to the Constitution and fight for its passage?

Submitted by: Maureen N from NY
April 20, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Why don't you call out bribery for what it is instead of saying "donors"?

"Donors", Campaign contributions, and "Citizens United" are coded ways of saying bribes and bribery. Just because it got legalized doesn't UNMAKE it BRIBERY. It's a conflict of interest.

Submitted by: Kandice K Zimbleman from MA
April 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Will you stop supporting oligarchs and start supporting citizens?

For the past half century oligarchs have been winning their class war against our society. Citizen's United (and related cases) and so-called "trade" deals are only a small part the tactics employed.

Submitted by: mr from NY
April 20, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do you support lifting the cap on Social Security?

The current SS Tax cap is a little above $106000. Removal of that cap would fund SS without draining monies from the general fund?

Submitted by: Will C. from FL
April 22, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

What will you do to ensure safe drinking water for all Americans?

Flint Michigan isn't the only city with unsafe drinking water. We are not a third world country but it seems like the politicians in Washington DC aren't concerned enough about our health and safety.

Submitted by: Allison from WA
April 20, 2016, 3:40 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Why can the U.S. afford war but not other programs?

Why is it that the U.S. can afford to increase the military budget every year but we can't find money to pay for tuition free college?

Submitted by: wizafan0 from MD
April 21, 2016, 8:11 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Why should the American people trust anyone who does not fully disclose donors?

What does it say about a politician when they hide who is funding them? I don't think I would vote for someone who is not openly opposed to Citizens United. Silence is choosing to side w the oppresors

Submitted by: A.J. King from OH
April 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will you stand against excessive force and surveillance of peaceful protesters?

Should police departments be allowed to spend tax payer dollars trying to subvert the people's First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances?
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Submitted by: GabeEvans from NY
April 20, 2016, 4:46 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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