Whether on your mobile or from your own house, Skype enables you to connect with people all around the world. Now Skype is teaming up with Bing to invite the American public to connect with one very well-known house – the White House – in order to help you learn more about and discuss the issues that matter.
On Wednesday, December 11th from 3:45-4:30 PM EST / 12:45-1:30 PM PST, the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Muñoz, will answer questions from Skype users about an issue that matters to so many in our everyday lives: immigration.
As this is a conversation between the American public and the White House, we are inviting people to send in questions about immigration reform using Skype Video Messaging for the Vice President and Mrs. Muñoz to answer. They will also speak with a select group of questioners via live Skype Video Calls, as well as field other inquiries via social media.
Through this event, Skype and Bing aim to expand access to public figures like Vice President Biden and Mrs. Muñoz to a broad, diverse audience that cuts across ideological, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We seek to create a robust dialogue that reflects all of America and show how policy decisions impact peoples’ lives.
The discussion will be streamed live at Bing.com/whitehouse. For greater interactivity, live polls will map public engagement with the conversation in real time.
Mark your calendar and get involved. Ask a question by Skype Video Message, and don’t forget to watch the discussion live. Please remember to share your thoughts using the #AskTheWhiteHouse hashtag.
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