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Would you support requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales?

My son was murdered by someone who should have never had a gun. Gaps in our current system make it easy for felons & other dangerous people to buy guns online & at gun shows, no questions asked.

Submitted by: Richard M. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 9:32 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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How will you ensure the 2nd amendment is protected?

Too much crime is blamed on the tool, not the person. How will you protect law abiding citizens to protect themselves.

Submitted by: Tim S.
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Do you support expanding, and not cutting, Social Security's modest benefits?

We can easily afford to protect & expand Social Security by requiring the wealthiest Americans to contribute at the same rate as the rest of us.

Submitted by: Ellen P. from NC
Sept. 28, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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As president, What are the steps you will take to address climate change?

Climate change is the greatest existential threat facing the country and the world today. What are three things you will do as President to address the challenges posed by a warming planet?

Submitted by: Joseph M. from DC
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Would you act to repeal citizens united?

Take the insane amount of money out of the election process.

Submitted by: Ken B. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Would you support term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court?

Many people feel that too much power has been accrued among members of Congress, who no longer represent the needs of their constituents.

Submitted by: John S. from MD
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Social Security is not an entitlement or a handout, how are you going to save it

I have paid into Social Security for over 40 years and my son has paid in for 25 years and will continue to pay. How are you going to keep our money safe for all people that have contributed?

Submitted by: Susie C. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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How do you plan to make healthcare affordable for EVERYONE?

As a self employed, healthy young person, my insurance premiums have gone from $320/month in 2013 to $880/month in 2016. When will you get healthcare under control for those who don't get subsidies?

Submitted by: Elizabeth A. from IL
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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If you deport my parents, what happens to me?

I am 6 years old and an American citizen. I have a 3 year old sister who is also an American. My heart is very sad, because I’m scared that ICE is going to deport my undocumented mommy and daddy.

Submitted by: Sophie C. from CA
Sept. 29, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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What's your plan to tackle the large public health crisis: Alzheimer's disease?

An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Our nation's most expensive disease, it is the leading cause of death in US without any known prevention, treatments or cure.

Submitted by: Karen S. from CA
Sept. 29, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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What is your plan to combat climate change & build a green economy?

Many people here in the U.S. and around the world feel climate change is the most important issue facing humanity. Our children's futures are at stake. We need to make changes now!

Submitted by: Linda R. from MO
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What will you do to make sure the ultra rich pay their fair share of taxes?

The tax rate for the richest Americans is the lowest in 30 years. A consistent rise in income inequality has followed the trend of lowering taxes for the rich; thus, creating a oligarchic society

Submitted by: Austin F. from MI
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
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What will you do to protect the rights of Native Americans and their land?

Currently Native American lands are being threaten by being sold off by the government to oil companies to build the Dakota pipeline. Their water and climate are endangered. How will you protect it.

Submitted by: April L. from IL
Sept. 28, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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What measures would you propose to reduce or blunt gerrymandering?

Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing the lines of a political district, giving one party a decided advantage over the other. It has the effect of creating a hyper-partisan legislative body.

Submitted by: Bob P. from PA
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What will you do to ensure greater transparency and accountability in government

Too many Americans feel that government is not accountable to the people and we are forced to live within a rigged system. How can you change this?

Submitted by: Mark D. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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How do you plan to bring the US back to the forefront of education?

Our educational system is not focusing on innovation and bringing students into the competitive realm of cutting edge learning. Ex: Computer Science & Math should be merged. How can we solve this?

Submitted by: Frank S. from OH
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Issue area: Infrastructure & Technology
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How will you advance anti-discrimination laws for LGBT+ Americans?

Most states have 0 protection laws, and the Federal Government has only the EEOC Ruling, compromising housing, job, & health safety. How will you address opponents who cite fear for religious freedom?

Submitted by: Natalie L. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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How will you support a free and open internet?

Major issues include net neutrality, copyright control, market dominance by incumbents and the privatization of internet governance.

Submitted by: Arthur S. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Issue area: Infrastructure & Technology
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What is your proposal to rebuild our nation's infrastructure?

What is your definition of "infrastructure"? That is, what things need rebuilding or building? How would you employ Americans in this endeavor?

Submitted by: Elsa A. from WI
Sept. 26, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
Issue area: Infrastructure & Technology
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What do you propose to do to those in government that are above the law?

It's become far too common for those in power to skirt the law. Unfortunately there are those that have consistently done wrong and continue to move along without repercussion. This must stop.

Submitted by: Garrett B. from UT
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Will you commit to keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers?

Over the past 25 years, more intimate partner homicides in the U.S. have been committed with guns than with all other weapons combined.

Submitted by: Sarah B. from DC
Sept. 28, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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What will you do to address the structural inequalities in criminal justice?

I am specifically wondering how you will 1) change policies like minimum sentencing laws that disproportionately incarcerate black Americans, and 2)repair community relationships with law enforcement.

Submitted by: Julianna A. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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If elected, would you support the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana

Marijuana is currently a Schedule I controlled substance; however, many States have already taken proactive steps to decriminalize or legalize it.

Submitted by: Jordan S.
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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How will you help 42 million Americans facing food insecurity?

Of the 42 million Americans living in food insecurity many are active duty military or veterans. These men & women have chosen to serve their country, & we are failing them at the most basic level.

Submitted by: Abby L. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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Will You Support a Voter ID System that Insures that Only US Citizens Can Vote?

In this country, we need to show IDs to drive, make any financial transaction, get medical care, even attend your party conventions. Why is it controversial, or racist, to require IDs to vote?

Submitted by: Robert M. from MA
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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