Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Biden to Hold ‘Off the Record’ Obamacare Conference Call

    As the clock ticks down toward the end of Obamacare's first open enrollment period on March 31, the White House continues to invest considerable resources in publicizing the president's signature domestic program.  On Thursday, Vice President Biden will host a 30-minute "off the record" conference call targeted at young people to follow up on last weekend's National Youth Enrollment Day.  
    Wednesday, Kyle Lierman, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, sent out email invitations to select recipients who are requested to RSVP, and are asked to "note that this call is off the record and not for press purposes":

    The text of the letter reads in part:
Young Americans Update: Conference Call with Vice President Biden  
Dear Friends:  
As many of you know, last Saturday was National Youth Enrollment Day and young leaders hosted more than 100 events across the country to get the word out about health care enrollment. Volunteers – including many of you – worked that day to make sure that young people across the country know their health care options to get covered by March 31st.  
But we all know that more work needs to be done. That’s why we would like for you to join us on a conference call with Vice President Joe Biden at 4:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 20th. Please note that this call is off the record and not for press purposes.  
In order to receive more information about the call, please submit your RSVP by clicking here.  
Talk to you soon,
Kyle Lierman
Associate Director
White House Office of Public Engagement
P.S. For those of you I haven’t met yet, I recently took over as the liaison to Young Americans for the Office of Public Engagement. I look forward to working with all of you. 

Note: A version of this post first appeared at The Weekly Standard.

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