Tonight, President Obama will address Congress and the nation when he gives his State of the Union address. His speech will lay out his vision for the next year, but he may not address the issues most important to you.
Good news: This year, Change.org members have an opportunity to ask President Obama our own questions, courtesy of YouTube.
On Thursday, President Obama will give a national interview on YouTube, and instead of letting the White House press corps have all the fun, you can ask your own questions. Concerned about health care? Focused on the environment? How about education, the economy, or foreign policy? This is your chance to spotlight the issue closest to your heart.
Upload a video with your question today at:
Community voting will help determine which questions get asked. Here are a few tips to increase the chances that your question will be chosen:
- Your video should be no longer than twenty seconds, and you should ask your question as directly as possible.
- Speak clearly and try to film in a place with minimal background noise. Try to keep the camera as still as possible.
- Feel free to be creative (use props, charts, etc.) to help your question stand out.
- An interesting backdrop may help reinforce your message -" -" for example, if you're asking a question about education, you could be inside a classroom, or if you want to talk about the environment, find your favorite place outdoors.
The deadline to submit your question is Wednesday night at midnight Eastern Time. So get cracking, and we hope to see your question on President Obama's national webcast!
Click here to submit your question via YouTube today:
Thanks for asking the questions that matter,
Patrick and the Change.org Team