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YOIUR VOICE: Should we follow Philadelphia’s example and charge a tax on sugary soft drinks in Atlanta?

Patrice Ware, Atlanta “No… As a peoples’ choice, that’s a hard no. You can control what people put in their mouths. I think it’s for a health benefit tactic or they want more money because everybody drinks soda. I don’t ...

YOUR VOICE: Should we ban semi-automatics like the AR-15 rifle that was used in the Orlando shooting?

Jessica Booth, Atlanta “Absolutely, I agree, it should be banned. I understand that there are some people who feel that they have a need for this weapon due to sports hunting however there are other alternatives to weapons.

Do you think developers, who are building luxury-priced apartments in the Metro Atlanta area should be required to create affordable living spaces for working middle and low income Atlantans?

Elicionne Washington, Atlanta “Yes I do. I feel that everything is a balance, so if you create that balance as far as the lower class, middle class, high class, then, the economy doesn’t get all screwed up. So I agree, ...

YOUR VOICE: With ridership down 40% and usage not covering it’s cost, should the Atlanta Streetcar program continue?

Simone Monet Ellenwood “Absolutely not. I think Atlanta was not designed for streetcars or ‘keeping up with the Jones.’ Look at San Francisco, they’ve had streetcars for years

YOUR VOICE: Now that he has been criminally indicted, what do you think will happen to Bill Cosby now?

Matthew Harrigan, Atlanta “Honestly they should let the man live, because he’s ready to die, anyway. They should let him rock and keep doing what he’s doing… They might lock him up for no reason because as soon as they ...

YOUR VOICE: Are we taking North Carolina’s gender law too seriously or not seriously enough?

Denard Gastin, Atlanta “I have no issues with it all. I don’t think [North Carolina’s law] is taking it too far. It’s pretty silly but, hey, it is politics. What can you expect?”

YOUR VOICE: Do you think the Atlanta University Center schools take the threat of sexual assault seriously enough?

Amber Cleburne, Baltimore “I think with Spelman and Morehouse reputations, I think they take more steps to cover it up rather than solving the problem. As far as Clark Atlanta is concerned, I haven’t heard many cases of it.

YOUR VOICE: Do you think ‘vaping’ should be treated the same as smoking and relegated to outdoor use only and not inside public spaces?

LaNisha Bates, College Park “I feel like it should smoked on the outside… A lot of people don’t like smoking period and the vapor that you are smoking could be an allergic reaction for someone else. So I think any ...

YOUR VOICE: Since it’s still legal in Georgia, should we bring corporal punishment back to the schools?

Heather Perkins, Cartersville “Absolutely, because we’ve got too damn many hoodlums running around. Parents aren’t parenting.”

YOUR VOICE: Do you feel that we are taking the threat of the Zika virus serious enough?

Waymon Carothers, Atlanta “At first they were under-reacting. Now they are over-reacting, to get that balance… so that everybody will feel safe.”

YOUR VOICE: What do you think of Mayor Kasim Reed’s banning of city travel to North Carolina in the wake of the state’s recent anti-LGBTQ law?

Chante Robinson, Atlanta “I am actually pretty excited about it and I completely agree…

YOUR VOICE: Do you think America is as vulnerable as Europe from the threat of ISIS?

Christine Workman, Lithonia “Yes, I do think we are as susceptible to terror as any other country in the world because ISIS is everywhere… What we need to do is have everybody pay attention and watch. The police can’t do ...

YOUR VOICE: Should Donald Trump be held responsible for the violence at his campaign rallies?

E. Prada, Atlanta “Of course, without a doubt because he is creating that vibration with his beliefs just as Hitler did with the Germans…Him, being a candidate and everything, he’s speaking to the hate in people’s hearts. He’s awakening that ...

YOUR VOICE: What are your feelings on the bill in Georgia’s congress that would allow college students to carry guns and/ or tasers on campus?

Dre Will, Charlotte NC student “The schools should take more precautions when it comes to safety. I don’t feel that students should take that into their own hands. Students are here to learn and get an education and not necessarily ...

YOUR VOICE: What do you think of Donald Trump now and how far do you think he will go?

Melvin McClain, Fayetteville He will be the Republican nominee. Unfortunately, he has issues and his basic issue is you can’t take a business man and put him in a political arena and expect him to run the country because he ...

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