Obama MTV Interview Live: Watch the President Speak to Millennial Voters

With 45 million eligible millennial voters, you would think the presidential candidates would be focusing more on issues that speak directly to us. On that list of top-millennial concerns are jobs, student debt, the cost of college, and social issues. At 5 p.m. Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama will speak directly to these issues live on MTV. 

"Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with the President," is part of the network's "Power of 12" campaign which is targeting the country's 18 to 29-year-old eligible to vote in the November election.

MTV has crowd-sourced questions, asking viewers to submit their queries via Facebook; as of Friday morning 1,456 questions were posted on the site. 

Questions range from the personal: "President Obama, how do you and your family stay grounded? Is it hard to keep your daughter's out of the spotlight?" To the policy-driven: "Hi Mr. President. My question is: how can you help immigrant students?" To the straight-up pleas: "PRESIDENT OBAMA. If you get back in please make gay marriage we all deserve to be free." 

MTV will choose a handful of these questions to ask the president over the half-hour interview. MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway will be in the White House with the president, and Andrew Jenkins will be on a D.C. college campus live with young voters. 

Watch here live as the president speaks directly to us 45 million millennials:

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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