According to the White House blog, “On February 22, 1837, President Jackson had a 1,400-pound block of cheese hauled into the main foyer of the White House for an open house with thousands of citizens and his staff, where they discussed the issues of the day while carving off slabs of cheddar.”
I first learned about Big Block of Cheese Day by watching West Wing. So it’s appropriate that some of the cast helped the White House produce a video to let the nation know… Big Block of Cheese Day is back.
For the second year in a row, the Obama administration will be taking questions from the public through social media about the State of the Union address and other issues. Participants are encouraged to log on to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, and ask questions using the hashtag #AskTheWH.
Questions may be asked all day, but if you want to tag specific personnel in your questions, a list of handles and a schedule of when they’re be answering questions for more specific topics (education, climate-energy-conservation, etc.) is provided on the White House blog.