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Political Quick Hits: January 31st Edition

Political Quick HitsHere’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena:

  • On Tuesday, President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address in front of the joint session of Congress. “Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want: for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations,” Obama said. In his speech, the President called for action with or without Congress’s help. Some of the issues Obama touched on were: Raising the minimum wage, income inequality, avoiding war, climate change, changing the tax code, fixing our infrastructure, education, and retirement, among others. The President also announced 12 executive actions that he will use to get things done without congressional approval. One of these is to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors. For full transcript of the State of the Union address, click here.

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The First Ever State of the Youth Address

We are proud to present the first ever State of the Youth Address, delivered by Phillip Agnew, Executive Director of the amazing Dream Defenders. Please watch and share, and let us know what you think in the comments.

#BarackTalk Twitter Town Hall

This year we are flooding Twitter with what we expect from President Obama. Our voices will not be silenced. Our problems will not be overlooked. We are hosting the biggest State of the Union town hall featuring Rock the Vote, Color of Change, Dream Defenders, Head Count, APALA, One Million Hoodies, BYP100, Generation Progress, Green For All, SEIU, US Students, and Spark Action. Our partners at GenYNotLive will moderate the conversation.


And after all is said and tweeted, Phil Agnew,  executive director of the Dream Defenders,      will deliver a powerful State of the Youth  address. Get ready, get ready!

 Join us on Tuesday, January 28th, at  7:30pm ET by using the hashtag  #BarackTalk.