May 29, 2012 Dear Chris and Elizabeth, The convention is over and the campaign for our party’s

nomination is well under way. Now is the time to schedule a series of debates based on issues that are critical to constituents and the country. As candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 5th Congressional District, we owe the 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-based debates. I provide a list of topics below. These are the issues I’ve been asked about most while visiting 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. I do 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 issues and 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 5th Congressional District. My campaign stands ready to work with you on details of scheduling these debates. We have identified a number of relevant groups that would make excellent debate hosts. I await your response. Thank you,

Dan Roberti, Democrat Candidate for the 5th Congressional District Nomination

5th Congressional District Proposed Debate Topics 1) Jobs and the Economy 1 – “Learning from History” a) Rebuilding our country’s infrastructure b) Restoring a manufacturing base and recognizing ‘new’ manufacturing opportunities c) Solving the national housing crisis 2) Jobs and the Economy 2 – “A Look to the Future” a) Growing fields for employment b) Green jobs c) Dealing with a global economy 3) Jobs and the Economy 3 – “Small Business” a) Helping small businesses b) Entrepreneurship and start-up companies c) Incentives: what works? 4) Federal Budget and the Economy a) Balanced budget b) International trade deficit c) Long-term deficit reduction d) Federal debt service 5) Foreign Relations 1 – “America the Superpower” a) Democracy building and America’s role b) Dealing with China c) An emerging Russia and START 6) Foreign Relations 2 – “Facing the Threat” a) Iran and nuclear proliferation b) War in Afghanistan c) Syria and the role of the U.S. when atrocities are committed d) Terrorism today 7) Immigration a) Securing our borders b) A clear and fair path to citizenship c) 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 Medicaid c) Social Security

9) National Education Issues a) No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top b) Early education and vo/tech schools c) Math, science, and global competition d) The achievement gap 10) Veterans Affairs a) Supporting our returning heroes b) GI Bill 2.0 and beyond c) Health care options and the VA 11) Equality and the American Dream a) Women’s rights b) LGBT issues c) Education gap d) Wall Street reform and essential fairness 12) Energy and the Environment a) Alternative energy b) Energy consumption and the global marketplace c) Protecting our environment
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