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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