Discuss the Summit of the Americas with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Discuss the Summit of the Americas with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Reminder: Youth Forum Webchat Friday, April 17th at 11:30 a.m. EDT

Date: 04/15/09

In the spirit of hemispheric communication and collaboration, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will conduct Digital Town Hall of the Americas, a live internet-based discussion on themes related to the Summit of the Americas this Friday, April 17. Secretary Clinton will be responding to questions submitted online at townhall.america.gov. We encourage all to submit their questions to the Secretary, and to participate in forums on Summit themes of the economy, health and education, energy security, environmental sustainability, citizen security and democratic governance.

The website will remain active following the Summit to provide continued opportunities for hemispheric collaboration and sustained action on major themes and issues raised at the Summit. Currently the website has a number of videos and background information to provide information on the purpose of the Summit. There are also discussion and suggestion on actions each individual can take to realize Summit goals.

Although much of the website is in English, the Digital Town Hall will be simulcast in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. All may provide input in writing or in personal videos, and discussion in all languages is encouraged on the website. Please visit townhall.america.gov and join the conversation today!

Reminder about webchat: The public has the opportunity to participate in this global webchat by visiting http://statedept.connectsolutions.com/wha. To participate simply choose “Enter as a Guest,” type in your preferred screen name, and join the discussion. Questions and comments will be accepted in advance and at any time during the discussion. Join and support our youth representatives who will be leading this important discussion.