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Search and vote for questions about issues that are important to you! Tonight's "town hall" debate will feature questions from the Internet -- ABC and CNN moderators agreed to consider the Top 30 questions voted up on this site! Watch the debate right here at 9pm EDT to find out if they chose yours! NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to a candidate and must be able to be posed to either candidate.
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What is your plan to address the mounting student loan debt crisis?

I am 32, and my friends and I have significant loan payments. Others are struggling more - what will you do to help us achieve "The American Dream?" We were told college education was the first step.

Submitted by: Amanda J. from AZ
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Issue area: Education
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Do you support bipartisan legislation to fully restore the Voting Rights Act?

This is the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Would you work to restore the VRA to protect Americans against discriminatory voting laws?

Submitted by: Patrick M. from DC
Sept. 29, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Why are government officials who fail to protect classified info not prosecuted?

Former high-ranking government officials "were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information." Many citizens have been convicted of far less. Why not these?

Submitted by: G M. from VA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Issue area: Infrastructure & Technology
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Is Climate Change a national security issue? Why or why not?

Many leading security experts view climate as the most important security issues for the coming decades.

Submitted by: Michael P. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How would you ensure access to abortion regardless of someone’s income level?

Some of the highest barriers to American women accessing abortion care are financial, due to the Hyde Amendment and clinic closure laws. It requires considerable means to access this medical service.

Submitted by: Lisa P. from NV
Sept. 26, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How would you change the tax code to encourage companies to remain in the US?

We want companies to stay here so jobs stay here.

Submitted by: Sandra L. from FL
Sept. 26, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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How would you take on pharmaceutical companies to make prescriptions affordable?

As someone who is being treated for neurologic Lyme Disease, I have over 20 prescriptions and some that I have to order from Canada because they are too costly in the U.S.

Submitted by: Christina M. from KY
Sept. 26, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Will you reduce support for animal agriculture to counter climate change?

The U.S. is set to miss its 2025 environmental targets. Given that animal agriculture produces 51% of greenhouse-gas emissions, will you protect the environment by promoting a plant-based lifestyle?

Submitted by: Ingrid N. from VA
Sept. 29, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Submitted by: Jason I. from VA
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Why do we continue to provide aid to countries that are obviously NOT our allies

I can see NO reason to give my tax dollars to countries that are NOT our allies. The classic example is Pakistan, which blatently hid Osama Bin Ladin within a mile of their military academy.

Submitted by: Gerald H. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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If elected will you secure the border?

I live in the border state of Arizona and I do not feel safe.

Submitted by: Nancy K. from AZ
Sept. 26, 2016, 4 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How would you fix our broken mental healthcare system?

Our country is faced with growing problems in suicide, addiction, violence, mass incarceration, and discrimination. Fixing the mental health care system is essential to addressing all these issues.

Submitted by: Mach B. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How will you increase renewable energy and eliminate fossil fuel dependence?

Bolstered by overwhelming evidence and an international scientific consensus, climate change is being caused by humans and is a critical threat to life as we know it.

Submitted by: Christopher V. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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How would you reverse and reduce the ever increasing national debt?

Our national debt has been spiraling out of control, now over 19T which our children can never hope to pay. How would you correct the course of our status as a debtor nation, and reverse the trend?

Submitted by: Michael C. from IN
Sept. 26, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
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How can we afford to take in thousands of refugees from and support them?

Why shouldn't that money be spent to help our own citizens, rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges or help the thousands of military veterans who are marginalized in our own country?

Submitted by: Barbara G. from TX
Sept. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How would you stop special interest money from corrupting our democracy?

Special interests and lobbyists buy politicians and write our laws. Corruption is a top issue for voters, but the candidates haven't been asked about it.

Submitted by: Represent U. from CA
Oct. 5, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Should a candidate's paid speech transcripts be a part of public record?

Removing the influence of Wall Street from the oval office should go hand in hand with honesty and transparency.

Submitted by: J R. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Do you support a single payer health program, aka improved Medicare for all?

The US spends more on health care than any other country, and what do we get in return? Lower life expectancy, medical bankruptcy, and reams of red tape. Improved Medicare for all is the only answer.

Submitted by: Dixon G. from IL
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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What actions will you take to regulate Wall Street and protect Main Street?

Specifically, how will you enforce the reforms passed in Dodd-Frank, and what additional reforms will you propose and/or enact?

Submitted by: Allyson F. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Would you be willing to either repeal or repair/rework the Affordable Care Act?

I am a self-employed 61-year-old healthy individual and cannot afford the ACA policy the government has decided I should have.

Submitted by: Gretchen A. from GA
Sept. 27, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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Will you ensure religion isn’t used as an excuse to discriminate & harm others?

Religious freedom is a core value—it means we can practice our faith, but not harm others. Yet in IN, NC, MS & more, we see efforts to use religion to discriminate, often against LGBTQ people & women.

Submitted by: Barry L. from DC
Oct. 3, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Big companies often demand tax credits and pay little tax. How would you fix it?

GAO reports that 20% of large US corporations paid zero taxes by exploiting tax loopholes and tax credits. This is corporate welfare. What specific loophole that you would eliminate?

Submitted by: Raja M. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
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How do you plan to deal with the increasing amounts of gun violence in America?

As an American high school student, it seems that all we hear about in the news is acts of gun violence. How do you plan to decrease the violence?

Submitted by: Olivia C. from NJ
Sept. 28, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Globalism, why do you support it or oppose it and why?

Globalism is for elimination of borders and sovereignty supposedly for cooperation for trade and eliminating wars, but Islam supports solely sharia law, seeking to make it the global standard.

Submitted by: Scott L. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What criteria will you use for Supreme Court nominees and why?

Will Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, be on your list? Do you think Congress was wrong or right to not initiate a hearing for Judge Garland?

Submitted by: Jennifer P. from TN
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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