There are less than two weeks left until Election Day 2012 and MTV is hosting a live stream event with President Barack Obama on Friday, Oct. 26, as part of their ongoing “Power of 12” election series.
(Click here to tune in to the live stream even at 5 p.m. EST)
“Ask Obama Live” is being hosted live from the White House where longtime MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway will be relaying questions to the President from young voters.
Since his first election in 2008, President Obama has been popular with young voters.
There will be a pre and post event live stream discussion done by Georgetown University students in Washington D.C. regarding their personal pre-election issues.
(Those live stream discussions can be found here, courtesy of MTV.com)
“Ask Obama Live: an MTV Interview with the President” is the first time in the 2012 Campaign that “either President Obama or Governor Romney have focused solely on young voter’s top concerns on a nationally televised program. Governor Romney has also been invited to participate in his own event, although there is no word yet on his acceptance,” according to an MTV release.
MTV’s “Power of 12” campaign is MTV’s effort to get younger voters involved in the presidential elections. They are best known for the award-winning political legacy, “Choose or Lose.”
However, “Power of 12” is specifically geared to the Millennial generation and the changes they face in the economy and how the political climate can affect and empower them.
It’s designed to impact those voters beginning on Election Day and beyond.
The Millennial generation consists of those who are 18-29, which represents nearly 45 million people. Popular questions people of the Millennial generation are: jobs, cost of college, rising student loan debt, and social issues like LGBTQ rights and immigration.
MTV has also invited President Obama’s opponent Mitt Romney to do a similar sit down before Election Day on Nov. 6.
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