Dem debate: What Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Lovato and others would ask

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  • What do celebrities, writers and newsmakers want to ask the candidates on Tuesday's Democratic debate?
  • Contributions from Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Lovato, Shonda Rhimes and many more raise pointed issues

(CNN)If you could pose a question to the presidential candidates at the Democratic debate on Tuesday night, what would you ask? CNN Opinion invited celebrities, writers, thought leaders and other newsmakers to share what's on their mind.

Their questions about America's middle class, women's rights, gun violence, political dysfunction and space exploration, among others, are thought-provoking. What would you want to ask the candidates? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook using #DemDebate. Watch the debate on CNN at 8:30 p.m. EST.