July 6, 2011 at 11:43 am EDT | by Phil Reese
What would you ask the President?

This afternoon, the President is taking your questions about jobs and the economy during the first ever White House Twitter Town Hall. We’ll be asking the President your questions. So what would you ask the President?

The White House release is below.

Office of the Press Secretary

June 30, 2011
White House to Host Twitter @TOWNHALL

Today, the White House announced through its official Twitter account, @whitehouse, that it will host its first ever Twitter town hall on Wednesday, July 6 at 2PM ET in the East Room of the White House. Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey will moderate a conversation between President Obama and Americans across the country about the economy and jobs. Starting today, twitter users can submit questions using the hashtag #AskObama. More information from Twitter can be found at the event’s homepage: http://askobama.twitter.com.

Today, the White House also announced its first “Tweetup.” A portion of the Twitter town hall’s live audience will be drawn from people who follow @whitehouse and visit whitehouse.gov/tweetup to sign up. This “Tweetup” will be the first one the White House hosts; future Tweetups will provide @whitehouse followers with the opportunity to attend events, engage with Administration officials, and share their ideas with other @whitehouse followers.

The White House primarily uses its Twitter account, @whitehouse, to share breaking news and other updates with its 2.25 million followers. White House officials also use Twitter to engage with the American public and take questions directly from Twitter users on issues ranging from the economy and immigration to health care and the First Lady’s Let’s Move! @letsmove and Joining Forces @joiningforces initiatives. White House officials who use Twitter accounts include White House Communications Director, Dan Pfeiffer @pfeiffer44, White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney @PressSec, White House Director of Digital Strategy, Macon Phillips @macon44, Chief Official White House Photographer and Director of the White House Photography Office, Pete Souza @petesouza, and Director of Progressive Media & Online Response, Jesse Lee @jesseclee44.

You’ll be able to see the President answer the questions live via webcast at http://askobama.twitter.com/. Watch us livetweet at http://twitter.com/WashingtonBlade.


  • I implore that you don’t blink and give the Republicans everything they want. Please do not negotiate with them over Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. If you give any of these things away, you won’t be re-elected in 2012. I have supported you when others in my party have not, but I could not support this. It makes you look weak.

  • What’s going on with the immigration subject ? Nothing is been done about it only a set of wrong law is being pass (gay marriage) aren’t you people seeing that this is wrong in god’s eyes?since when it is right for a man to sleep with another man? And woman with another? Damnation

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