In order to build support for the policy that he’ll be presenting at his State of the Union address, President Obama has turned to Facebook, Twitter, and Vine to unveil a proposal that would grant every American two free years of community college on the grounds that they maintain good grades and actually graduate.
President Barack Obama is previewing parts of his State of the Union address in a bid to drum up support ahead of the big speech, and his latest effort is breaking some ground — both in the policy and how he’s presenting it. The head of state took to Facebook, Twitter and Vine to unveil a proposal that would give Americans two free years of community college so long as they maintain good grades and graduate. It’s a rare move for discussing politics online. While the president regularly makes announcements on social networks, it’s not often that you get a peek at the State of the Union while you’re catching up on friends’ status updates and looping cat videos.