If you were on stage with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee Tuesday night for the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential primary, what would you ask them?
And, as the primary heats up, our team is working on more ways to make sure the candidates are directly and specifically addressing the issues most important to the 8 million-member MoveOn community.
If you were one of the tens of millions of Americans who tuned in to the multiple debates Republicans have held so far, you know that there was barely a mention—if any at all—of the issues that really matter to most Americans—protecting and expanding Social Security, getting big money out of politics, being able to drive to work without being taken into police custody or to go to school without fear of someone wielding a gun, addressing climate change, and more.
Let's make sure the Democratic debates don't go the same way.
Looking for some inspiration? Here are some of the questions MoveOn members have already submitted:
How will you defend and expand Social Security?—Donna, San Francisco, CAWhat makes a good debate question? One that suggests what you think the right thing is, one that demands a clear answer. And, especially, questions that you don't think CNN will already ask if they didn't hear from us.
What are you going to do to help People of Color achieve equality in America?—Tammarra, Mesa, AZ
What are your planned initiatives regarding climate change re: standing up to big business and oil companies?—Autumn, Sabael, NY
MoveOn is a massive, powerful community of 8 million members—with 8 million opinions! What makes us powerful and beautiful is that we share commitments across a range of critical issues—and we expect that anyone who wants to be president will speak to our shared priorities.
Thanks for all you do.
–Victoria, Robert, Maria, Bobby, and the rest of the team
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