We would like to invite you to join us for a livestream tomorrow of the Swearing-In and Change of Command Ceremony for our 19th Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell will participate in this important event.

Swearing-In and Change of Command Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Location: Livestream via Periscope (Follow @Surgeon_General on Twitter for details)

After Vice President Biden administers the oath of office, Dr. Murthy will deliver remarks laying out his vision to build the great American community grounded in prevention and health equity.  The Office of the Surgeon General will promote efforts for healthy eating, physical activity, mental and emotional well-being, and tobacco-free living by combatting misinformation and convening partners to communicate the best scientific evidence on timely public health issues.

The Surgeon General will share his commitment to highlight innovative work already happening across the country – including efforts you are undertaking. As our partners in public health, we want to ensure you are part of this historic moment.

A link to the livestream will be available on Twitter and Facebook shortly before the ceremony. We encourage you to download the new, free Periscope app in order to chat with us during his address.  If you download this app, please let us know by responding to this email with your username.

We also kindly request your assistance in amplifying this discussion by promoting this event and re-posting the livestream link on all of your social media platforms. Sample posts include:

Tweets:
·         Follow @Surgeon_General on @periscopeco or catch the live feed to watch his swearing-in ceremony today at 1pm ET #SGLaunch
·         [email protected]_General’s swearing-in ceremony is today! Follow on @periscopeco or watch from the live feed—will be tweeted at 1pm ET #SGLaunch
·         The 19th @Surgeon_General is being sworn-in today! Watch on @periscopeco or on the live feed at 1pm ET—he will tweet it then #SGLaunch
·         Follow @Surgeon_General on @periscopeco or watch the live feed to watch as he is sworn-in to be your 19th #Surgeon General. #SGLaunch
·         Today the 19th @Surgeon_General is being sworn-in! Watch on @periscopeco or the live feed. He will tweet the link at 1pm ET #SGLaunch
·         Join @VP as he swears-in @Surgeon_General at 1pm ET on @periscope or the live feed—@Surgeon_General’s account will tweet link #SGLaunch
·         [email protected]_General is being sworn-in by @VP today at 1pm ET! Watch on @periscopeco or the live feed. He will tweet the link then #SGLaunch
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Facebook
·         Watch live as the U.S. Surgeon General gets sworn-in at 1pm EST 4/22. Hear his vision to build the great American community on Periscope or via the live feed which @Surgeon_General will tweet just before the ceremony. #SGLaunch
·         Watch live as the U.S. Surgeon General gets ceremonially sworn-in at 1pm EST 4/22 on Periscope or on the live feed (tweeted out on Twitter from @Surgeon_General). Hear his vision for to build the great American community. #SGLaunch
·         The U.S. Surgeon General is excited and honored to work together to make America healthy. Watch him talk about his vision during his Swearing-In Ceremony at 1pm EST 4/22. Follow @Surgeon_General on Periscope or on Twitter for the #SGLaunch video link.
·         See U.S. Surgeon General get sworn-in by Vice President Biden and hear how we can  build the great American community together. Follow @Surgeon_General on Periscope or Twitter to watch the live feed. #SGLaunch