White House invites citizens’ questions after State of the Union

FARGO – The White House is taking an interactive approach to this year’s “State of the Union” address by offering various opportunities for citizens to ask questions of administration officials following the speech.

President Obama will speak at 8 p.m. CST on Tuesday. The address is scheduled to be broadcast live on all major networks and cable news channels. A live stream also will be available on WhiteHouse.gov.

Here are some of the ways the White House says you can get involved. Check here for full details.

  • TUESDAY — Immediately after the speech,  senior White House officials will answer citizens’ questions about the address.
    >> How to take part: Submit questions on Twitter by replying to @whitehouse using the hashtag #sotu, on Facebook, or on the White House’s webform.
  • WEDNESDAY — Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will take questions via Twitter before his press briefing.
    >> How to take part: Follow @PressSec on Twitter to find out when he’ll be taking your questions, then respond to @PressSec using the hashtag #1Q and watch for his video responses.
  • THURSDAY, 2:30 p.m. — President Obama will answer questions during a live YouTube interview.
    >> How to take part: Submit your questions on youtube.com/askobama.