Progressives take note and take action: the state House of Representative’s Facebook page is now soliciting opinions on potential upcoming legislation.
Recent questions include: Do you think the House and Senate should repeal the Voter ID law? Would you support a tax credit for employers who hire graduates of local colleges and universities who choose to stay in Rhode Island after graduation? Would you folks support Marijuana Legalization in 2013?
To like the page and weigh in on its questions of the day, click here.
It’s a really cheap and effective way for the chamber to do some very informal polling on issues. Of course, by this very post I’m trying to manipulate it’s value to legislators. But tea partiers are sharing these posts as well, and flooding the comment stream already … if we want to ensure that our voices are equally heard (which they aren’t) we need to compete in the same venues.
Another question I have that I’m betting no one really knows the answer to yet: is the information contained on social media accounts belonging to state and municipal agencies a public record?