President Obama to Focus on Income Gap, Education in State of the Union Address
President Obama reportedly will focus on income inequality in his upcoming State of the Union address. He is expected to renew his call for an increase in the minimum wage as well as for an extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.
The president has stepped up his messaging on income inequality and economic mobility in recent months, and gave a major address in which he called income disparity “the defining challenge of our time.”
Join the National Urban League for a LIVE Twitter chat during the State of the Union as we discuss the state of inequality and how the Urban League is working to achieve equity and empowerment.
Follow @NatUrbanLeague and use the hashtags: #SOTU and #Jobs4All
The Twitter Watch Party will take place at 9:00 PM EDT (Tuesday, January 28, 2014)
Then, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:00AM EDT, join Urban League Washington Bureau Executive Director Chanelle P. Hardy for a recap and Q&A on the president’s speech and what it means for the Urban League Movement and our policy priorities. Ask questions to @NULPolicy using the hashtags #AskUL and #Jobs4All on Twitter.