By Jueseppi B.
11:25 AM EST
Next Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address to members of Congress and to the American people. Later that week, President Obama will take a virtual roadtrip across the country via Google+ Hangouts to discuss the issues and policies laid out in the speech with citizens joining from around the country.
Want to come along for the ride? Here’s how you can participate:
- Record your video question now. Record a 60-second video question for the opportunity to participate in the Hangout Road Trip with the President. Be sure to include your name, location, a bit about yourself and the question you’d like to ask. Then, post it on YouTube or Google+ with the hashtag#AskObama2014.
- Watch the enhanced State of Union. Tune in toWhitehouse.gov on January 28th at 9pm ET to watch President Obama’s address live and enhanced with data, graphs and charts that explain the policies and issues he’ll be discussing in the speech.
- Join the Hangout Roadtrip. Everyone is invited to tune-in for the first-ever Presidential Hangout Road Trip on Friday, January 31st. You can watch it all live on the White House YouTube page, Google+ and on WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU.
Be sure to follow the White House on Google+ for the latest updates on the Presidential Hangout Roadtrip – and to learn about other Hangouts with Obama administration officials. The White House uses Google+ Hangouts to engage with citizens on issues from science and technology and immigration reform toholidays at the White House and the First Lady’s Let’s Move!initiative. After his 2012 and 2013 State of the Union adresses, President Obama joined virtual conversations with Americans to discuss the issues that matter most. You can watch video of those hangouts here and here.
We’re always looking for ways to engage with citizens online — and that’s why we’re kicking off a series of online engagement events with White House officials starting right after the speech. Find out all the ways you can engage with the 2014 State of the Union at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU.
Be a Part of The State of The Union
January 20, 2014 | 2:20 |Public Domain
White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, previews all the ways you can get involved with the 2014 State of the Union. http://whitehouse.gov/sotu
Behind The Scenes: Writing the 2012 State of the Union Address
Uploaded on Jan 24, 2012
Take a look inside the West Wing as the 2012 State of The Union Address is written
The President has been brainstorming with the speechwriters and huddling with the policy team. He’s come up with new ideas, rewritten language, and reordered pages. For President Obama, this isn’t simply an editing exercise. He’s invested in creating the State of the Union because he sees it as his opportunity to take his vision for the country to the American people directly.