*U.S. Constitution requires it in Article II, Section 3
*First SOTU delivered by (duh!) Washington on January 8, 1790
*Though delivered in January, it is tradition not requirement for it to be so
*Jefferson thought such a speech too "kingly" and sent a letter to Congress instead
*It would be 112 years before a president spoke the SOTU again
*Some famous events at SOTU include Monroe's explaining of his Monroe Doctrine, Lincoln's announcement of the end to slavery, and Roosevelt's Four Freedoms.
DuPage State of the Union Watch Party
#sotu2012: In the past, President Obama's State of the Union address has been a plan for the year ahead -- and the priorities outlined in those speeches have led to many of this administration's accomplishments. We're getting together in our neighborhood to watch the 2012 State of the Union Address, celebrate our work so far, and to plan out the next couple of months in our area. We have a lot of work to do, but working together, we can build teams in our community to stand with our President and other Democrats. Now, more than ever, your voice is needed to determine our country's future.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brauer House (Lombard, IL)
1000 N. Rohlwing Rd, Ste 13
Lombard, IL 60148
Brauer House is located right near the DuPage Democrats Office and Jimmy John's, at the corner of North Ave and Rohlwing Rd (Rte 53).