Use Social Media to Ask Obama About State of the Union Address
President Obama will deliver the 2011 State of the Union address scheduled for Tuesday (Jan. 25) at 9:00 p.m. EST. The President will talk about what America needs to do to create jobs today, make America more competitive tomorrow, and win the future for our children and our country, according to a preview email from the White House.
In an ongoing program of digital participation, the White House has offered several ways for Americans to participate in the event and ask questions, which will start immediately after the speech ends and continue through Thursday.
Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 9:00 p.m. EST
State of the Union 2011 live streaming.
Immediately following the address, Brian Deese, deputy director of the National Economic Council, Roberto Rodriguez, special assistant to the president for education policy, David Simas, director and aide to the senior advisor, and Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, will take questions from listeners.
Wednesday, Jan. 26 (Time TBD)
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will give his post-State of the Union briefing and answer questions from Twitter. Time to be announced via tweet. Follow @PressSec on Twitter and respond to @PressSec using the hashtag#1Q.
Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. EST
President Obama will answer the top rated questions from his YouTube channel. The site is taking questions now and viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorites. The questions with the most votes will be answered by the President.
Online discussions will be held with the following policy experts on Facebook:
- The economy with Austan Goolsbee, chairman, Council of Economic Advisors at 11:30 a.m. EST
- Foreign policy with Denis McDonough, deputy national security advisor at 1:00 p.m. EST
- Education with Secretary Arne Duncan from the Department of Education at 3:15 p.m. EST
- Health care with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from Department of Health and Human Services at 4:30 p.m. EST