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Debate Letter Dan Roberti

Debate Letter Dan Roberti

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 May 29, 2012Dear Chris and Elizabeth,The convention is over and the campaign for our party’s nomination is well under way. Now isthe time to schedule a series of debates based on issues that are critical to constituents and thecountry. As candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 5
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Congressional District, we owethe voters in our party the opportunity to learn where we stand.I offer, here and now, a challenge for you to participate with me in 12 or more issue-baseddebates. I provide a list of topics below. These are the issues I’ve been asked about most whilevisiting with thousands of voters in their homes. Please feel free to suggest additional topics.These debates will provide us the opportunity to discuss vital issues and offer our perspectives. Ido not suggest a forum where we simply make pronouncements at a podium. We should stand before the rank and file of our party and answer direct questions about our views on the issuesand be ready to defend our proposed solutions.We have all agreed in the past that we cannot allow the Republicans to win this seat. If you truly believe that as Democrats we offer the best solutions to our nation’s problems, then a series of issue-based debates is the way to prove that to the voters in the 5
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Congressional District.My campaign stands ready to work with you on details of scheduling these debates. We haveidentified a number of relevant groups that would make excellent debate hosts.I await your response.Thank you,Dan Roberti, DemocratCandidate for the 5
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Congressional District Nomination
 
 
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Congressional District Proposed Debate Topics1) Jobs and the Economy 1 – “Learning from History”
a) Rebuilding our country’s infrastructure b) Restoring a manufacturing base and recognizing ‘new’ manufacturing opportunitiesc) Solving the national housing crisis
2) Jobs and the Economy 2 – “A Look to the Future”
a) Growing fields for employment b) Green jobsc) Dealing with a global economy
3) Jobs and the Economy 3 – “Small Business”
a) Helping small businesses b) Entrepreneurship and start-up companiesc) Incentives: what works?
4) Federal Budget and the Economy
a) Balanced budget b) International trade deficitc) Long-term deficit reductiond) Federal debt service
5) Foreign Relations 1 – “America the Superpower”
a) Democracy building and America’s role b) Dealing with Chinac) An emerging Russia and START
6) Foreign Relations 2 – “Facing the Threat”
a) Iran and nuclear proliferation b) War in Afghanistanc) Syria and the role of the U.S. when atrocities are committedd) Terrorism today
7) Immigration
a) Securing our borders b) A clear and fair path to citizenshipc) Protecting children born here of illegal immigrant parents
8) Health Care and our Seniors
a) The Supreme Court and President Obama’s Affordable Care Act b) Medicare and Medicaidc) Social Security

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