Social Media Spotlight: Rep. Justin AmashSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 14:14
Name: Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)
Social Media Stats:
“Social media is revolutionizing government and making Congress more accountable. I use Facebook to explain every vote I take on the House floor, and I personally interact with my constituents online. This not only empowers people at home but also shapes me into a better Representative. It’s an honor to win this year’s contest, and it’s a big win for the forces of liberty and transparency.” – Click here for the full press release
Why he made the cut: As a freshman Congressman, Rep. Justin Amash has recognized the importance of building an audience on his social media channels. He recently won the Republican New Media Challenge, an annual competition featuring Republican Representatives competing to attract the most new followers on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Between the three social networks, Amash “trounced the competition” by gaining over 11,000 new followers, almost one fifth of the total number of new Facebook likes, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers generated by the 96 Members and Committees competing. Not only are his numbers high, but the engagement you see on his Facebook page far surpasses that of his competition. On any given post, he’s got hundreds of likes, shares, and comments.
Take this recent post on the Audit the Fed bill.