As you probably know, this evening President Obama will deliver the State of the Union before Congress. What you might not know is that the President plans to continue the conversation after the speech has ended. And you can participate.
Beginning tonight, the White House will be taking questions from the public– submitted online– through a joint venture with YouTube here. President Obama will then hold an online forum sometime next week where he’ll take time to answer some of the submitted questions. This is a great opportunity for ONE members to ask the President directly about the issues that matter to us.
Here are some examples:
How will the administration move to drop Haiti’s debt so the Haitian people can rebuild their country?
How will the administration work to achieve the Millennium Development Goals to address global poverty in this economically difficult time?
The FY2011 budget will call for a growth in security funds, including the international affairs budget (150 account). How will the administration advocate for and defend this critical account in the congressional budget process?
Stay tuned to the ONE Blog for post-game analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union address, as well as the follow-up event next week.