(AllHipHop News) With less than two weeks until Election Day 2012, MTV is set to host a live stream event with President Barack Obama today (October 26) as part of its ongoing “Power of 12″ election series.
At 5:00PM EST, AllHipHop.com will live stream the “ASK OBAMA LIVE: An MTV Interview with the President” discussion from its home page. The taping will also be delayed PT across all of MTV’s networks, including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, and MTV.com and its mobile platform.
“ASK OBAMA LIVE” will be hosted live from the White House by longtime MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway, who will relay questions from young voters to President Obama.
Andrew Jenks will host pre- and post-event live stream discussions with Georgetown University students in Washington D.C. about their pre-election issues of importance. View those discussions live on MTV.com.
According to an MTV release, “ASK OBAMA LIVE: an MTV Interview with the President” marks the first time in the 2012 Campaign that “either President Obama or Governor Romney have focused solely on young voter’s top concerns on a nationally televised program. Governor Romney has also been invited to participate in his own event, although there is no word yet on his acceptance.
About MTV’s “Power of 12” Campaign
Building on MTV’s nearly 20-year Emmy and Peabody Award-winning political legacy with “Choose or Lose,” MTV’s “Power of 12” campaign is built specifically to reflect the Millennial generation and changes in the economic and political climate, and is designed to empower them to have a major impact on Election Day and beyond.
A signature element of the campaign is “Fantasy Election ’12,” which gives young people a new way to hold candidates accountable and rewards them for getting involved in the 2012 elections. Similar to Fantasy Football, “Fantasy Election ‘12” enables users to draft a team of candidates pursuing the presidency or congress, earning and losing points based on how their players behave in the real world. For information on MTV’s “Power of 12” campaign, please visit Powerof12.org.