January 23, 2012

POTUS to deliver State of the Union TOMORROW

For those of you who may not follow the goings-on in DC as closely as I do, tomorrow (Tuesday January 24th), President Obama will be giving the annual State of the Union (SOTU) address at 9pm Eastern Time. You may or may not support President Obama, but regardless of  how you feel about him personally, I think it's important for all of us to respect him in his capacity as our President, and I feel it's important for us to be informed on what is happening in our country. I strongly encourage you to watch the State of the Union tomorrow. You can watch it on TV, or you can watch it online at whitehouse.gov. If you choose to watch it online, you'll be able to see charts and graphs that will relate to the topics the President will address. 

For a short preview of what he will discuss, watch this video:

And now for some exciting news: I was selected to attend the White House Tweetup for the State of the Union tomorrow night! 

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Congratulations! You've been selected to attend the State of the Union Tweetup at the White House
Please join us for the
#SOTU #WHTweetup
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
The White House

I love living in DC! Where else would I get the opportunity to do this? What is the WH Tweetup, you ask? 

"This Tweetup is an opportunity to watch the State of the Union live and attend a panel with administration officials immediately following the speech. During the panel, you will have the chance to ask questions about the speech and questions shared by your followers. You should plan to be at the White House from approximately 7:45 p.m EST to approximately 11:00 p.m. EST." 
Basically, it means I get to watch the SOTU from the White House tomorrow. Now the thing is the Presiden't won't actually be AT the White House, because the SOTU is actually delivered at the Capitol building before the full Congress and other guests, but shoot, if I can't watch it live from the Capitol (which is still a goal of mine, btw. SOTU 2013? Hint, hint, Hill friends! ;) Heh heh.), the White House has to be the second best place to watch it.

While we watch, we'll be Tweeting live (follow me here) with the hasthtags #WHTweetup and #SOTU. If you're on Twitter, feel free to Tweet as you watch, too. After the speech, we'll get to ask questions to a panel of White House Administration officials (so if you have any particular burning questions you want me to ask, send them to me, and I'll do my best to ask them).

Para mi mamá y mi papá (y cualquier persona que talvez no sepa mucho de Twitter), Twitter es parecido a Facebook (lean este artículo escrito acerca de Twitter por Jorge Ramos), y basicamente, mañana voy a escuchar el discurso del "Estado de la Union" en vivo desde la Casa Blanca. El Presidente Obama no va a estar allí, pero despues del discurso, va a haber una sesión de Preguntas/Respuestas con oficiales de la Casa Blanca y la Administración del Presidente. I'm excited!

P.S. Here is a picture of my sister shaking hands with the President when we got to meet him briefly at the NCLR Conference last July. This photo rocks! Alas, I have no pictures to prove I met him, too. (But then there was the other time the First Lady patted me on the head, remember? :D)


  1. Well, well, well!! Glad to see you in blogoland! We will put your blog on the little top thingy on our computer so we are reminded to look occasionally. Will you be sending out an e-mail each time you update it? That helps us old guys remember.
    I am immersed in Swedish Family History research lately. Fascinating to build families.
    See you on the blog,
    Wayne Cowley

    1. Sorry, Elder Cowley! I probably won't be e-mailing, but... I'll try to post as often as I can! :) Hug Sister Cowley from me! :D

  2. Love that you posted the pic of your sis! Such a cool experience! Wish I had one of us shaking his hand in the other room but unfortunately we dont know how to work the camera and shake the President's hand at the same time!


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