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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How will you work with the President to make a viable campaign finance system? 90% of Americans believe that money needs to get out of politics.
Do you feel corporate donations influence politicians and their decisions? Would you support amendments that restrict not just the amount of funds coming into a campaign but the sources of the money?
Since the SCOTUS's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, the amount of outside money spent on political campaigns has more than doubled.
Do you support the concept of 'one person, one vote', and will you do everything in your power to end the 'legal bribery' which the Citizens United decision and others, have essentially co-signed ?
How can you help get congress back to working for the people? E.g. campaign time limits, equal PSAs/Media coverage, limited terms, obligations to large donors?
Citizens United is the first step, but to get corruption and bribery out of politics it needs to be funded by the state.
It's very simple- big money is heavily influencing elections at all levels. What are your goals in evening the playing field for the middle class?
This election cycle has shown Americans are growing ever tired of big money interests hijacking our policies. What will you do to fix this problem?
If so, what are your plans to eliminate it?
In our current democracy run amok million of dollars in contributios corrupt our elected officials. Would you be willing to join the fight to take our democracy back?
Because their is a lack of transparency in American political finances, we would like to know who you are here to represent, and whether or not you plan to over turn the Citizens United decision.
Beyond and separate from the supreme court overturning Citizens United, what would you do to cap, eliminate, make transparent, and end the corruption in Washington from corporate money?
The Founding Fathers did not envision elections that are won by who can raise the most money. What will you do to push publicly-financed campaigns and work toward repealing Citizens United?
Will you fix the problem or be part of the problem?
Junior Senators are advised to spend half their day dialing wealthy donors asking for campaign contributions. How much time do you plan on spending doing so rather than representing Floridians?
Many Americans are concerned that if our elected officials spend 1/3rd of their time on diapers speaking to elites in power to pitch for donations that it will altar the point of view of the official
My Congress Woman, Grace Meng's staffing was concerned more about collecting funding for the next race than in helping a constituent resolve a problem with Social Security. Constituents matter.
Campaign funding is out of control. Politicians who lose their funding also lose their jobs. Legislation can easily be bought by fundraisers, lobbyists and super PACS. Lots of talk and no action.
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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