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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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

Will you attempt to influence the Forida FWC to be responsive to Floridians?

Repeatedly, Floridians have expressed wishes to preserve wild animals in their habitat and the Commission has gone ahead with their own agenda: shooting bears, panthers, etc. Can you influence this?

Submitted by: Donna G. from FL
April 22, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How would you protect the Biscayne Aquifer from oil, gas, and nuclear waste?

The Biscayne aquifer supplies water to 10 million floridians and is currently threatened by salt water intrusion, an exploratory oil & gas well, drought & major leaks from Turkey Point nuclear plant!

Submitted by: TCL
April 22, 2016, 8:53 a.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

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 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

Will you reform the USDA Wildlife Services?

The USDA wildlife services are good when it eradicates invasive species. Recently it's been culling many of our native species, including protected ones, and acting very shady. It's time for a reform.
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Submitted by: Casey P. from TX
April 20, 2016, 11:02 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 can you do in Washington to help Florida protect its water?

Florida government ignores its constitutional duties and allows industry like big sugar to endanger our springs, estuaries, rivers and glades.

Submitted by: John F from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:03 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

What is your position on captive animals being used for profit?

Legislation and public sentiment is growing against the use of sentient beings used in captivity and for profit. Would you support the ending of animals in captivity for profit.

Submitted by: JMO
April 21, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support full funding of the LWCF, and creation of new national forests?

In the last 70 years, the USA has lost much of its of farmland, wild land, wilderness, forests, watersheds & mountains to suburban sprawl, second homes, & coal mining. We need to return to TR's vision

Submitted by: Philip L. from NJ
April 19, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support buying Big Sugar land south of Lake O to fix our broken plumbing?

Our inshore estuaries are collapsing due to the fresh water discharges out of Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay and the Everglades are dying of thirst.

Submitted by: Dave Preston from FL
April 25, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

The Future of the Florida Everglades

What will you do to make sure that the Florida Everglades will remain safe and not open to destruction and pollution?

Submitted by: Kaypool from RI
April 21, 2016, 5:29 p.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

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

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: Feel the Bern from MA
April 22, 2016, 10:35 a.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 protect Florida's fragile environment?

Florida has one of the most fragile environments in the country. What actions are you prepared to take to protect and preserve its diversity?

Submitted by: John W from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do to rid the Country of all forms of NUKES -weapons, energy,etc?

I recently read that Florida has a nuke plant "leaking", possibly into the Everglades. What will you do about it?

Submitted by: Louise F. from CO
April 20, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

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