#DearPOTUS 2016: What do you want President Obama to do in his final year?

The president will deliver his final State of the Union address this week; what do you want on his agenda for 2016?

A week after his emotional press conference announcing a series of executive orders intended to help reduce gun violence, President Barack Obama will outline his political agenda Tuesday in his eighth, and final, State of the Union address to Congress. 

The fallout from the announcement of the executive order is expected to grab most of the media's attention, but Obama is also expected to push several other legislative items, including renewing his call to raise the minimum wage, outlining a way to help overhaul the criminal justice system and urging Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

But what do you want the president's priorities to include? 

For the third consecutive year, we're asking for your input for our #DearPOTUS project. We want to hear your agenda items for lawmakers this year, the last year of the Obama administration.

In the last two years, thousands of you have responded, tweeting and emailing us about the issues you wanted Washington to tackle. Here are some of your ideas and priorities from previous years. 

Tell us: What issue do you want the president to address?

Share your idea!

  1. Write your message to the president on a piece of paper or posterboard
  2. Take a selfie
  3. Email us at sharingmystory@aljazeera.net or share your picture on social media with the hashtag #DearPOTUS

We might feature your idea online. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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