Graves Goes Tech to Engage Constituents
US Representative Garret Graves is taking advantage of technology to enhance communication with his constituents.
Yesterday, he used Facebook's video streaming capabilities to host a live question and answer (Q&A) session with people across his South Louisiana district. Nearly one thousand Facebook users viewed and participated as the Congressman fielded questions and responded to comments submitted during the twenty-five minute event, which took place during the lunch hour. Graves plans to continue incorporating Facebook video streaming into his portfolio of constituent engagement tools.
"My job is to represent you, and that works best when we're talking," said Graves, who has made accessibility and responsiveness a top priority throughout his first term in office.
The Facebook Q&A is the latest in a series of initiatives the Congressman has launched to ensure he has ongoing dialogue with the people he represents. Graves frequently hosts town hall meetings, telephone town halls, regular open office hours, "Grubs with Garret" and other opportunities designed to give people opportunties to share their opinions and concerns related to the many issues under consideration in Congress.
"Like" Congressman Garret Graves on Facebook for be a part of the next Facebook Q&A and to learn more about other opportunites to stay engaged. You can also sign up for his newsletter to stay informed about Rep. Graves' work in Congress.