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 accept that Climate Change is the single greatest threat our world faces?

If *yes*, than will you support or put forth legislation that keeps more fossil fuels in the ground and green house gases out of our atmosphere? Will you fight for funding innovative projects/tech?

Submitted by: Jen Ant from RI
April 20, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How will you work to make renewable energy more affordable in Florida?

We receive incredibly high levels of sunlight that could support a great solar power project, not just for us, but potentially neighboring counties or states. Our tidal power could also be harnessed.

Submitted by: Eddy N23 from FL
April 19, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do to correct and/or prevent climate change?

Fracking, oil drilling, factory pollutions, and automobile emissions are te leading contributors to pollution and climate change. We currently have little to no regulations on emissions and fracking.

Submitted by: Megan J. Hutton from FL
April 24, 2016, 4:16 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

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

Will you stop all fracking initiatives?

Will you promote the restoration of both the Everglades and the Indian River lagoon?

Submitted by: thomask from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Would you commit to 100% clean energy by 2050, with 80% by 2030?

Scientists say a transition to 100% clean renewable wind, water & solar power in FL will create 140,000 jobs, eliminate 3,000 air pollution deaths, help energy independence, and reduce terrorism risk.

Submitted by: MarkRuffalo from NY
April 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you think the US should go 100% renewable energy. If so, how?

We are one of the countries that contribute a large amount of carbon to the atmosphere. As a post-industrial country we should be more responsible in our actions, so we are a better model for others.

Submitted by: Timothy F. from NH
April 21, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you believe rising sea levels will be a threat to life and property in FL?

Skip the "is climate change real" and other hotbutton language. Cut right through to why non-environmentalist voters should care.If yes, what do you consider to be the top priorities for preparedness

Submitted by: QueendomofD from MO
April 19, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
Submitted by: Feel the Bern from MA
April 22, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you be a strong supporter of our national public lands?

There is a movement amongst conservative western politicians to sell off our national public lands for resource development and private gain, thereby excluding the public from enjoyment of these lands

Submitted by: Wildbot from OR
April 20, 2016, 11:51 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What are you going to do to undo Rick Scott's agenda with Big Oil?

How to halt fracking in the Everglades and offshore drilling in our Gulf and Atlantic Ocean waters?

Submitted by: Joann P from FL
April 18, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you back-Fed Criminal Investigation:Bush & Scott Free FL Land to Koch Bros?

Koch’s G-P spews 60M gal/day of toxins into the St. Johns River. A pipeline easement was issued by FDEP after a very distorted newspaper notice & no opportunity for an evidentiary hearing.
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Submitted by: Donia Connell from FL
April 20, 2016, 2:12 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

What is your position on fracking in Florida?

Fracking is proven to be harmful to water systems both below and above ground. Secret toxic trade ingredients are introduced by this disruptive practice which jeopordizes our drinking water & aquifers

Submitted by: Herb S from FL
April 18, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you pledge to enforce the Florida Environmental and Wildlife Protection Act?

Do you support the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Amendment 1 of the Florida Constitution and pledge all monies earmarked for protecting our environment will be well spent?

Submitted by: Leslee V from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

CO2 levels are 404 PPM. What would you do to get it back down below 350 PPM?

Correct answer: My first week in office I’d ask the major fossil fuel companies: "You caused this problem. How are you going to fix it?” I'd highlight their companies until I got an acceptable answer.
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Submitted by: Rich from WA
April 21, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Where does ocean pollution stand in your list of priorities and why?

Marine pollution, including acidification and plastics pollution, is taking a dangerous toll on marine ecosystems. The health and economic well-being of humankind is also at stake.

Submitted by: Carly435 from WA
April 22, 2016, 1:11 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

would you end farm subsidies for GMO products, corn syrup and beef?

small organic farmers pay more in taxes and get few subsidies compared to the large corp's. that produce less healthy food. what would you do to help small family farmers and organic farmers.

Submitted by: Polly in Nebraska from NE
April 21, 2016, 10:53 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How will you promote organic farming?

According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.

Submitted by: Andrea Good from OR
April 19, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do to stop FRACKiNG?

Fracking is destroying wildlife, air and water on both public and private land and no one is asking the question.

Submitted by: yes from CA
April 22, 2016, 4:28 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you stop Big Polluters that dump toxins into FL rivers & flush into Lake O?

Large corporations have been flushing toxins into FL streams. These flow into Lake O. and are being flushed into the Caloosahatchee River. This in turn is destroying SWFL's ecosystem & tourism.

Submitted by: ThomasSWFL from FL
April 22, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Considering Florida's delicate environment; how important are EPA protections?

Many Floridians believe the current Governor and Legislature have stripped away the needed protections for ground water, rising sea levels, Off Shore Drilling and Fracking.

Submitted by: Dale G. from FL
April 22, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
Submitted by: ZangaZeit from AZ
April 20, 2016, 11:50 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

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