Public invited to live, online town hall with House Republicans on Facebook and Twitter

 

Rep. J.T. Wilcox (left) and Rep. Joel Kretz (right) in the House of Representatives.20140113_LegWA_0011ks

Rep. J.T. Wilcox (left) and Rep. Joel Kretz (right) in the House of Representatives.

WHO: All Twitter and Facebook users with questions about Washington state government, the state Legislature or the 2015 session
WHAT:
A Twitter town hall conversation with Reps. Joel Kretz (House Republican Deputy Leader) and J.T. Wilcox (House Republican Floor Leader)
WHERE:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/solutionswa and www.facebook.com/wahouserepublicans.
WHEN:
Monday, Feb. 2, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
WHY:
To provide another avenue for the public to contact their state legislators
HOW:
Use #solutionsWA to ask a question on Twitter or input comments on the Facebook comment thread we'll start that morning at www.facebook.com/wahouserepublicans. Questions asked on Twitter will be retweeted, so we ask that users leave at least 20 characters so we can retweet without losing part of their question. Questioned answered on Twitter will be replies. Questions answered on Facebook will reply to the specific comment, creating a thread under that comment.

“Social media is a great way to reach out to people across the state,” said Kretz, R-Wauconda.  “I'm hopeful we'll get some good ideas out of this event to add to the discussions happening here in Olympia.”

“Our Twitter town halls last year gave citizens a new, accessible platform to connect with their legislators,” said Wilcox, R-Yelm. “We're excited to continue and expand our engagement with the people we're elected to represent.”

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Previous online town halls:

  • Jan. 9, 2014 – with Reps. Dan Kristiansen and J.T. Wilcox. Topics included health insurance, budgets, online gambling, transportation and more. 14 questions were asked, and 20 users interacted during the town hall.
  • Feb. 28, 2014 – with Reps. Wilcox, Norma Smith and Cathy Dahlquist. Topics included higher education, tax exemptions, Common Core and more. 11 questions were asked, and 9 users interacted during the town hall.

For more information about House Republicans, visit www.houserepublicans.wa.gov.

Washington State House Republican Communications
www.houserepublicans.wa.gov
461 John L. O'Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

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