State of the Union 2024

Preceding the State of the Union on March 7th, 2024, eight Courage for America creators from across the country conducted 67 interviews with 33 members of Congress in the U.S. Capitol, asking them questions about extremism, fair elections, political violence, and more. The creators all specialize in different content genres, styles, and platforms with a combined reach of 19 million followers. The creators came to D.C. with a common purpose of meeting our elected officials and discussing how young people can make a difference in politics.


The members of Congress, many of whom brought their State of the Union guests to the interviews, excitedly spoke to the creators about their hopes for the State of the Union address, their priorities in Congress, and their stances on certain issues like voting rights and climate change.

Carlos Eduardo Espina and Jay Torrez conducted interviews in Spanish with members of Congress including Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04).


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