SAVE THE DATE: State of the Union (SOTU) 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog

Building on the success of last year’s State of the Union Tweet-Up, ADP and TDC have partnered with GVH Live and iCitizen to produce an interactive forum centered on live coverage of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. The forum will stream live on www.gvhlive.com, and feature live-polling from iCitizen and reactions from faculty and students on ADP and TDC campuses.

GVH Live is a digital media start-up that strives to provide a platform for the millennial generation to express and debate views on politics, culture, society and economics. iCitizen is a polling application built to empower all citizens by giving them a real voice on the issues and legislation they find most important. Together with ADP and TDC, these organizations intend to bring you live event coverage that is interactive, educational and engaging.

The event’s coverage will focus on four major topics—income inequality, criminal justice, immigration and education. Discussion of each issue will feature an interview with an expert on the topic, broadcast live from a college campus in the D.C. area, and a Google Hangout that will bring the conversation to faculty and students on ADP and TDC campuses.

We encourage you to follow the livestream, which will be hosted on www.gvhlive.com, and participate through Twitter. Specifically, we are encouraging ADP and TDC campuses to hold State of the Union Address Watch Events so that students, faculty, staff and community members can discuss together their perceptions of the state of our nation and the work we need to do as informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. Livestream events will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, January 20th and end at approximately 11 p.m. Eastern.

More information will be forthcoming.

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