The time has come for President Barack Obama to deliver his final State of the Union speech. Our leader is addressing a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. on Jan. 12, and if you don’t know where to tune in, we can help — watch a live stream of President Obama’s address right here.
With only several months left in office, President Barack Obama only has a little bit of time left to make the changes he strived for during his eight years as President. So what is he planning for 2016? Obama is dishing on all that and more during his final State of the Union speech on Jan. 12, and you can watch it LIVE right here.
“President Obama will lay out the ways that we, as the American people, can once again come together in pursuit of a country worthy of generations to come,” read a statement from the White House ahead of Obama’s deliverance. The President will discuss what he’s done in his seven years as the United States’ leader, and also reveal what he hopes to accomplish in the months he has left of his term. He will speak about economic progress, protecting our planet from climate change, redefining America as a nation of leadership, health care reform and social progress/equality. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.
Of course, First Lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance at the event, joined by Vice President Joe Biden. As always, there will be several individuals (about 25 or so) seated in the First Lady’s guest box who represent the progress our country has made throughout President Obama’s term. This year, one seat will remain empty in honor of the victims of gun violence who are no longer with us.
Some notable guests this year include Syrian refugee Refaai Hamo, former illegal immigrant and U.S. soldier Oscar Vazquez and Jim Obergefell, who was the lead plaintiff in the 2015 Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage. It’s also reported that Kim Davis, who made headlines for going to jail after refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses in Kentucky, will be the guest of the Family Research Council at the State of the Union.
After the President speaks, there will be a response from the opposing party, and leading the way for the Republicans this year is South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a potential Vice President pick for the 2016 election. She has promised to deliver a brief address that is “more upbeat” than we have seen in the past.
The State Of The Union begins at 9 p.m. ET.
HollywoodLifers, what do you hope President Obama says in his final State of the Union?