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Monday, February 4, 2019

State of the Union 2019

Engaged Nation


The 2019 State of the Union Address is scheduled to be given by the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.


The State of the Union Address (SOTU) is an annual message delivered by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress at the beginning of each calendar year in office. The message typically includes a budget message and an economic report of the nation, and also allows the President to propose a legislative agenda and national priorities. via Wikipedia
After 35 days, President Trump announced a deal on Jan. 25 to officially end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. 

Guest Lists, Response, and Protest


Guests 2019

This year’s guest list will include workers hit by the recent government shutdown, Border Patrol representatives, shooting survivors, undocumented workers once employed by Trump. Source: USA Today

At least four Democratic members of Congress announced they will bring transgender service members or veterans to Tuesday's State of the Union Address. Source: NBC News

Sen. Markey is inviting Varsh Prakash, co-founder of Sunrise Movement, whose advocacy helped bring fresh urgency to the 
Green New Deal.  

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is inviting Ana Maria, who famously jumped into the elevator with Sen. Flake to elevate the stories of survivors.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is inviting Linda Clark, an immigrant from Liberia who has lived in the U.S. for almost 2 decades, but faces deportation from the current administration.


Response

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is slated to deliver the 2019 Democratic Response.


Protest

The number of House Democrats planning to skip the address is growing. Source: The Hill
Protest are planned in over 11 cities during the State of Union Address Source: Rallylist.com

Eye On 2020

As engaged citizens we should have our affairs in order ahead of the 2020 general election.

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Final Thought

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

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