If you even remotely pay attention to politics, you know Democrats across the country are worried about this year’s mid-term elections. So they’ve turned to their ace, President Obama. And he’s turning to his secret weapon: America’s youth.
Next week, the Pres will turn to a page from his own successful campaign and try to get young people more involved in their local political process.
President Obama will host a Youth Town Hall event next Thursday at 4PM, called ‘A Conversation With President Obama,’ that will be broadcast on MTV, BET, CMT and MTVu, and streamed online at MTV.com, BET.com and CMT.com. The commander in chief will take questions from the audience and via Twitter.
The audience will be comprised of 250 young people “representing a cross-section of American youth,” according to the release. MTV News reports that the special will be co-hosted by MTV’s Sway Calloway, BET’s April Woodard and CMT’s Katie Cook. If you’re interested in attending the hourlong commercial-free special, visit MTV’s website for more information.
“A Conversation With President Obama” will air at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 14.
So there you go: the Commander in Chief is taking the time out of his busy workday to give you – or 250 young folks representing you – all the reasons you might need to get to the voting booth next month. So if you don’t get involved, don’t be mad if you don’t like the outcome.