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Tweet the president

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John Abdulla is a new media specialist at Oxfam America.

Ever wish you could just tweet the president that burning question about the state of our economy? Today at 2 p.m. EST is your chance; the White House will hold its first Twitter Town Hall. You can tweet your questions on the economy and jobs for President Obama by using the hashtag #AskObama and he will answer selected questions live via webcast at

This is a great opportunity to directly ask the president how fighting global hunger, investing in resilience to climate change, and restoring our Gulf Coast can help create new jobs and improve our economy. Here are some suggested tweets that you can simply copy and paste into twitter or adapt as you wish:

  • What investments would you support in food security and climate resilience to create millions of jobs and fight #hunger? #AskObama
  • Why aren’t we investing in #ClimateChange resiliency to protect US businesses, deliver new consumers & create jobs here at home? #AskObama
  • Do you agree that inclusive growth overseas helps America’s economic future by increasing markets for American goods? #AskObama
  • Investing in Gulf Coast restoration will help the ecology and economy of the region recover. Are you on board? #AskObama

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