Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address — and after the speech, he’ll once again take questions from Americans across the country on YouTube. It’s a tradition that started in 2010 after President Obama’s very first State of the Union address — and that we’ve continued each year since — to connect directly to young people about some of the most important issues our time.
Over the years, the President has answered your questions about the economy, health care, climate change, foreign policy, and social justice issues. He’s answered your top-voted YouTube questions from the Library and the Diplomatic Room, joined a Google+ Hangout from the West Wing, held the first-ever virtual fireside chat, hit the road on a virtual road trip across America, and sat down with some of your favorite YouTube creators in the East Room.
This year after the speech, leading YouTube creators will ask President Obama the questions that are top of mind for them and their fans. The President will sit down with Destin Sandlin, an engineer from Alabama who explores the world through science on his education channel; Ingrid Nilsen, a 26-year-old from California who creates lifestyle content and inspired millions of fans when she came out on YouTube, and; Adande Thorne, better known as sWooZie, who’s a Florida native, professional gamer and video animator.
In a preview video about the State of the Union the President said, “This address will be for you.” And this is your interview — so be sure to watch and engage:
- On Tuesday, January 12, tune in at 9 p.m. ET to watch the President deliver his final State of the Union address.
- Join the conversation and ask your questions using #YouTubeAsksObama on social media.
- Then on Friday, January 15, watch live at 2:15 p.m. ET for a post-State of the Union YouTube interview and find out if your question gets asked.
This interview continues our efforts to meet people where they are — and make it possible for people around the country to watch and engage with the State of the Union in new ways. We hope you’ll tune into an enhanced stream of the speech, then watch Destin, Ingrid, and sWooZie join a discussion with the President about the year ahead and the issues that will shape our country in the generations to come.