Washington, D.C.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva is now the first member of the House of Representatives to offer local residents the opportunity to use Facebook and Twitter to contact his district and Washington, D.C. offices with constituent service questions. Grijalva created new Facebook and Twitter accounts expressly for the purpose of answering constituent questions and offering assistance, and the services went live Sept. 30.
“New media tools are critical for connecting citizens with their elected representatives,” Grijalva said. “These features will make it easier to reach me and my staff and will dramatically improve our ability to provide services to the people we represent. I’m proud to be an early adopter of these techniques and look forward to increasing our outreach to the people of Southern Arizona.”
Grijalva’s office will be the first Congressional staff in the nation to test an integrated online constituent service communication system, enabling constituents to communicate easily and receive quick updates.
To contact Grijalva’s staff with a constituent service matter via Facebook, anyone can “like” the Constituent Services page and then post a question directly to the Wall. To ask a question on Twitter, send a tweet to @RepGrijalvaCS.