Donald Trump gives his first official State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30, at 9pm Eastern | 6pm Pacific. Even if you hate the guy (and you should), somebody needs to listed to make sure he doesn’t announce any stupid new ideas (like drilling for oil on the moon, or requiring every citizen to genuflect and donate $5 every time the pass an Exxon station).
Our team will be listening in (and providing live color-commentary via twitter). And you can tune in with us! RSVP here and/or come back just before the speech starts Tuesday night and we’ll host a live stream of the speech, with running commentary from our team and a range of climate journalists, activists Climate Justice Warriors and more.
What to watch for: the Pre Game.
Here’s some links and hot-takes before the big speech to give you an idea what to listen for.
- The Washington Posts pre-speech “what to listen for” isn’t bad
- The NPR politics podcast is a fave of Drew’s and the weekly roundup from last week covers the “where we’re at” pretty well. Check back Tuesday afternoon for a special pre-speech recap too.
- For DACA and immigration related stuff, check the news from our friends at United We Dream. Drew’s been working with them for the last few weeks and was in DC to support the Shutdown earlier in January.
- Because we work with a whole team of folks, we’ll also be sharing tweets and commentary on Health Care, International affairs, Defense, and more. Feel free to share your ideas and messages in the live chat above on Tuesday night, on our facebook page or by tweeting at @wealsoherdcats #Sotu