Sample Questions: Debates/Voters' Guides

  

• In this time of high unemployment, what are the most important things that should be done to improve our nation’s economy?

• What should the federal government do about the growing economic disparity between the poor, the middle class and the wealthy?

• What do you believe the federal government should do to limit the impact of global climate change?

• What should the federal government’s top three priorities be in setting a sound energy policy?

• Please explain why you do or do not support the Affordable Care Act.

• Please explain why you do or do not believe that the federal government should ensure that every American has health coverage.

• What do you think is the proper role of corporations in American elections?

• Please explain why you do or do not support requiring timely and full disclosure of all political expenditures.

• What should be done to ensure that every citizen has the ability to vote and have their vote counted without undue barriers?

• What policies or administrative practices would you support in order to improve the processes of voter registration and voting for all Americans?

• Please explain how you would change U.S. immigration policies or why you believe U.S. immigration policies do not need to be changed.

• How can the federal government, in collaboration with other levels of government, provide an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12?

• In your opinion, what are the most important challenges facing our country and how do you propose to address these challenges?

• Please explain why you do or do not support cutting Medicare and Social Security to address the federal deficit.

• How do you propose that the federal government balance the need to help companies grow with direct investment in individuals so that all Americans are equipped to participate in the economy?

• What do you think of the new Super PACs that are spending unlimited amounts of undisclosed money from big donors in federal campaigns?

• Please explain why you do or do not support the Environmental Protection Agencies’ efforts to enforce strong clean air and clean water standards in America.