Monday, March 22, 2010

HASC Republicans' new initiative directly connects Americans to public officials

Following is a March 17 message from Mr. Josh Holly, Republican Spokesman, U.S. House Armed Services Committee, concerning HASC Republicans' new "Question of the Week" Facebook initiative to amplify the voices of Americans to their public officials. We encourage you all to participate and get your voices heard!


"As more Americans use social media to communicate directly with public officials (elected, appointed, military, or businesses), Members of Congress are uniquely positioned to amplify those voices.

"At the urging of Ranking Member Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), we created a “Question of the Week” on the HASCRepublicans’ Facebook page (discussions tab) and plan to make it a regular part of our communications, outreach, and oversight efforts. Each week, we will submit a question on our Facebook page and invite people to provide their input and opinions. The topics will be focused either on an upcoming hearing or a topic of the day that’s generating interest.

"For the March 17th House Armed Services Committee hearing with General David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. Central Command, HASC Republicans solicited questions for the General through Facebook (link) and Twitter (link).

"Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) identified a question that was submitted and asked it of General Petraeus during today’s hearing. The video of this exchange is featured on both our Facebook (linked here) and YouTube (linked here) pages. We also sent the following message through our Twitter account today: @HASCRepublicans: At today's hearing w Gen #Petraeus, @CongJoeWilson asked a question from our Facebook page.

"We hope you will take a moment to view the video. Additionally, we would invite your participation in future questions (posted every Friday) and provide us any feedback that you may have."

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