This week, President Obama asked Americans to reach out to Congress and make their feelings about the debt ceiling known. To help, my friends at FearLess Revolution (disclosure: I blog for them regularly) have published a complete U.S. Congressional Twitter Directory, linking to the Twitter pages of every member of Congress. In addition to writing and calling your representatives, Twitter is one more way you can share your voice with the people who, crazy as it sounds, were elected to serve the public good. And not just in theory, either, despite cynical cries to the contrary.
Here are the guidelines that FearLess Revolution has laid out for tweeting members of Congress:
- Only tweet Senators and Representatives from your state.
- Be honest with your feelings, but don’t be rude or vulgar.
- Use the hashtag #FearLessForce.
As many stunning examples have already demonstrated, social media is most powerful when combined with real-world action. And so I beseech you: Please act. Reach out to your representatives. Join or start a peaceful protest. Talk to your friends. And please share this list with as many people as possible. The more ways we can spread the word, the better. Because believe it or not, our Congress was actually elected to serve. It’s time we reminded them.