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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Will Florida follow Vermont and the trend to label genetically modified foods?

the only research on GMO's show that they are not healthy. While the agro-chemical companies deny that research, there is NO research proving they are safe. I don't want to be a guinea pig!

Submitted by: jpru from FL
April 22, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Issue area: Health
Submitted by: Michele Fay from NV
April 21, 2016, 7:22 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Would you legalize sex work to promote a safe, consensual environment?

Without this, there will be much higher rates of STDs. Workers will be at the mercy of pimps, prison system, etc. Private, consensual sex between adults should not be criminalized!

Submitted by: Michael M. from CA
April 20, 2016, 2:29 a.m.
Issue area: Health

What Will You Do In Order To Provide Low-Income Families Health Care?

When ObamaCare became law, FL Gov. Scott retaliated against the gov't which did hurt many people. Among them was Charlene Dill. She died and left behind a family of 4 because of Gov. Scott.
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Submitted by: Alex Meilan from FL
April 21, 2016, 10:01 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Will you protect the rights of patients with chronic pain diseases get meds?

New recommendations for prescribing opiods don't take into account the millions who are "patients not addicts". More people are killed by alcohol than prescription drugs. Nobody should suffer in pain.
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Submitted by: Freethinker from TX
April 22, 2016, 12:59 a.m.
Issue area: Health

If the government owns patents on cannabis how can it have no medical value?

Please examine the link for a sample of medical patents for cannabis including ones owned by the US government. They cannot claim no medical value when they own the patents.
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Submitted by: Jeffrey D Lee from SC
April 21, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support "Belief Exemptions" for vaccinations?

Do you think vaccines should be required for any public school students or do you think that parents should be allowed to choose whether or not their children get shots?

Submitted by: Luke B from FL
April 21, 2016, 4:39 a.m.
Issue area: Health

What will you do to address the autism epidemic in this country?

Autism diagnoses among children ages 3-17 occur at the rate of 1 in 45. At the current rate of increase, 1 in 2 children will be affected by 2025. Environmental toxins are a suspected cause.

Submitted by: LMaxx212 from NY
April 21, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Will you provide information of local produce and seafood and expand snap statewide?

At all farmer's markets ensuring healthy food to low income and elderly.

Submitted by: Mharty from FL
April 22, 2016, 11:31 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support stopping ignoring disabled people and addressing their issues?

I am a disabled woman in Florida, and since the ACA took effect, my costs have exceeded my income. Therefore, I cannot afford my medications because of high copays and I cannot see the doctors I need

Submitted by: kristine a. from FL
April 22, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Issue area: Health

What is your opinion about health care expenses being the reason for bankruptcy?

Today medical expenses is the biggest reason for bankruptcy. This is with or without insurance. Why having insurance when at the end the result is the same?

Submitted by: Stefan from FL
April 25, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Issue area: Health

Would you support balancing the healthcare market with a public option?

Given the recent events of UnitedHealthcare's push to leave the exchange market, would you support to Obamacare or as a replacement a public option system to compete in the market and balance costs?
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Submitted by: Andy J from LA
April 21, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Issue area: Health

What would you do as Senator to combat cancer?

Cancer is a growing epidemic in this nation. It has taken the lives of countless Americans. Cancer must be stopped.

Submitted by: Brandon Mitchell from MD
April 24, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support or not support the regulation of the vape industry?

Vapor products, also known as e-cigarettes, have proven to be an effective harm reduction tool to get millions of Americans off cigarettes. Heavy regulation could adversely affect public health.
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Submitted by: MarkCM from OH
April 21, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Should the 2nd Amendment be repealed?

Guns kill many thousands each year. Studies across countries and states show that they are preventable, if only we banned private ownership of guns>
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Submitted by: Isaac K. from NJ
April 21, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Issue area: Health

How would you go about getting the Govern to accept the government money for med

Remember the Governor turned it down and it went to other states.

Submitted by: Katherine H. from FL
April 24, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Do you support third trimester abortions?

Third trimester pregnancies involve fetuses that can survive outside the womb, as premature births.
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Submitted by: Jhanes
April 22, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Issue area: Health

Would you support utilization of a system to verify claimants of s.s. /medicare?

Use of our Driver's License system to verify claimants utilizing social security and medicare.There must be a process to eliminate people taking advantage of the system.

Submitted by: D Williams from FL
April 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Issue area: Health

Suicide and prescription drugs.

What can be done to better prepare our emergency rooms and behavioral health hospitals for the compassionate care of those who come to them after suicide attempts, what ever the reasons?

Submitted by: Cynthia F. from FL
April 24, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Have u cosigned S1214? 2000 horses off racetracks, w Bute export 4 Human consump

Check USDA export livestock for AZ NM & TX also NYS

Submitted by: Donna F. from FL
April 22, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
Issue area: Health

what is your stand on abortion?

I am against abortion unless rape or incest or a woman's life is endangered. I wont vote for any politician who supports abortion

Submitted by: Dave Martin from FL
April 22, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Issue area: Health

Why doesn't Medicare have a "annual maximum out of pocket"?

As Medicare stands now, it's coverage (particularly for the chronically ill) is sorely lacking the coverage offered to federal employees, including elected officials. Will you improve this, and how?

Submitted by: Danw from FL
April 25, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Issue area: Health

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