What Would You Say To the President?

I’ve just received an invitation from President Obama to the White House on Wednesday for a briefing and reception in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage.  The shock is not wearing off.

I’ve asked Sharat to come with me, and both of us are brainstorming about how to make this visit useful.  There’s so much on our minds –preparing for the 9/11 anniversary, supporting multifaith movement building, mobilizing Millennials, standing up for Sikh and Muslim Americans, pushing for immigration reform and LGBT equality and closing Guantanamo… and the list goes on. Where do we begin?

If you had the chance to speak with the President for 30 seconds, what would you say?  Really, what would you ask or tell him?

Would you advance an issue close to your heart, or tell him a story, or ask him a question? Hearing your ideas will help crystallize ours.  In fact, write them down in the COMMENTS to this post, and we’ll print them out and hand them to the President, or one of his aides, on Wednesday.  Include your name and city and email address, if you want.  We will let you know how it goes — on Facebook and Twitter and on this blog.