Obama To Hold Post-Speech Call

President Obama plans to hold an online phone call with supporters Tuesday night after he delivers his State of the Union speech at the Capitol. The call is being held under the auspices of Organizing for Action (OFA), the new organization designed to build grassroots support for the president’s initiatives. “On the call, the President will talk about his plan for moving this country forward — and how you can help put his words into action,” OFA Executive Director Jon Carson says in an email. “He’s looking forward to the chance to talk to all of us directly about what comes next.” The call is to begin at 10 pm ET. The link to sign up is based from Obama’s campaign … Continue reading

Kids Tell President What To Say In SOTU

The pundits may be getting the attention of what President Obama ought to talk about Tuesday night as he delivers his annual State of the Union address, the nation’s children also are weighing in. The children’s advocacy group  the Children’s Leadership Council (CLC) has put together an online video (“Hear Our Voice”) that features the unscripted voices of youth, aged 5 to 25, telling the president what needs to be fixed now. “The ‘State of the Union’ for America’s Children/Youth is discouraging,” says Alan Houseman , chairman of the CLC, which calls itself the nation’s largest coalition of child and youth organizations, based in Washington. “The ‘State of America’s Future’ is tied to the well-being of our children both now … Continue reading