State of the Union: How you can tell Gov’t what you think

 I missed part of the State of the Union (SOTU) last night but the Presidents Office of Community Engagement released a schedule of ways people can get I touch with key leaders on certain topics. It is fair to say the below is light on environmental specific open forums but I think there are opportunities for your voting opinion to be heard. This is the begining of what I hope will be a series of period posts about how you as a voter can let both parties know what is important to you an environmentally minded voter wants to see from Congress, the President and Presidential candidates.

Wednesday, January 25th Office Hours Schedule – Visit www.whitehouse.gov/SOTUfor the most up to date schedule

  • All Day: Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary, @jearnest44
  • 1:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Mark Zuckerman, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • 3:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Dan Pfeiffer, White House Communications Director, @pfeiffer44 

Thursday, January 26th Office Hours Schedule – Visit www.whitehouse.gov/SOTU for the most up to date schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. Veterans: Matt Flavin, White House Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy
  • 11:00 a.m. LGBT: Miriam Vogel, White House Senior Policy Advisor and Gautam Raghavan, White House Associate Director for Public Engagement
  • 12:00 p.m. Women: Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity and Avra Siegel, White House Deputy Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls
  • 1:00 p.m. Seniors: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary
  • 2:00 p.m. Latinos: Felicia Escobar, White House Senior Policy Advisor, Julie Rodriguez, White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and Luis Miranda, White House Director of Hispanic Media
  • 3:00 p.m. Native American Issues: Kimberly Teehee, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs
  • 4:00 p.m. Small Business Owners: Christine Koronides, Senior Advisor for Economic Policy, National Economic Council
  • 5:00 p.m. African Americans: Danielle Gray, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
  • 6:00 p.m. Asian American Pacific Islanders: Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

Friday, January 27th Office Hours Schedule – Visit www.whitehouse.gov/SOTU for the most up to date schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. Disability Issues: Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
  • 10:00 a.m. Rural Issues: Doug McKalip, Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs
  • 11:00 a.m. Foreign Policy: Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor
  • 12:00 p.m. Education: Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy
  • 1:00 p.m. Health: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary
  • 2:00 p.m. Energy: Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy & Climate Change and Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy Policy
  • 3:00 p.m. Consumer Protections: Brian Deese, Deputy Director National Economic Council
  • 4:00 p.m. The Economy: Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director National Economic Council
  • 5:00 p.m. Job Opportunities: Portia Wu, Senior Policy Advisor for Mobility and Opportunity Policy
  • 6:00 p.m. Urban Issues: Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity

Monday, January 30th

  • President Obama participates in a Google+ Hangout from the White House
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