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Progressive questions for the President
#p2 (Progressives 2.0) is working to get progressive questions from diverse perspectives more coverage in traditional and new media.

For tonight's White House press conference we've chosen two questions to focus on in the Ask the President initiative:

  • Will President Obama support funding for Gulf Coast communities' plans for Katrina recovery?
  • What is President Obama's plan for VA funding?

To follow with the conversation about these and other progressive topics, check out TweetLeft.

Obama Press Conference

Ask the President

What questions do you think President Obama should be asked at his next press conference?
Ask the President provides a way to tell the media and the president what everyday citizens want to know. Propose a question you want asked at the next White House press conference -- and vote on questions other people have proposed. It couldn't be easier; none of this even requires registration.

How to Vote
YesVote for a question by clicking its green thumbs-up button.
NoVote against a question by clicking its red thumbs- down button.

How to Promote
Post easy links and widgets on e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, or blogs so others can vote for the question you care most about. "Embed" and "Link" function like they do on any other website. In addition:

ShareClicking the share button gives you several different ways to share your question with others.
ReTweetClick a question's ReTweet button to tweet about a question on Twitter. That will take you to a Twitter page already filled in with a shortened link to the question and the #askpres hashtag to make it easy for others to find it. All you have to do is type your message. Many questions even provide "Tweeting points" to get you started.
LinkThe URL for each question is in the "link" box at its bottom right

Finding out more
Ask the President
is a collaborative effort of a broad coalition spanning the political and technological spectrum, including The Nation, the Washington Times, Pesonal Democracy Forum, Jack and Jill Politics, Culture Kitchen, Smart Mobs, and many others. Ari Melber has been providing regular updates in The Nation

Laura Flanders' video from The F-Word:

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#p2 ("Progressives 2.0") is a resource for progressives using social media who prioritize diversity and empowerment.

The page you're looking at represents an effort to harvest and promote progressive questions for presidential press conferences.

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