LoBiondo Seeks to Meet Tech-Savvy South Jersey Residents on Their Own (Cyber)Space
Seeking to establish an ongoing dialogue with tech-savvy residents, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today expanded his presence on the Internet to include a "Facebook" page and welcomed all South Jersey users of the free website service to "friend" him in order to receive regular updates on issues important to them and the 2nd District.
"An essential element of my job is communicating with people - my constituents - back home in South Jersey. As Congress is called into longer sessions in Washington, it has made it more challenging to maintain a continuous conversation with residents. As different technologies and methods evolve, it is pertinent that I examine and employ what would work effectively and efficiently to be as accessible as possible in as many ways as possible," said LoBiondo.
LoBiondo will use his new "Facebook" page to keep residents informed of important committee hearings, his position on key votes, and upcoming public events in South Jersey that he will be attending.
In addition to snail mail, phone calls and email via his official website, LoBiondo is also encouraging residents to voice their concerns or opinions on his "Facebook" page. He feels this new media is just another avenue to get his constituents, particularly young adults and students, engaged in the public policy debates affecting the country and the region.
"Each opportunity I have to visit a classroom in a South Jersey school is an opportunity to get our students engaged in their government and the issues facing all of us. New internet-based technologies are another means to not only reach, but remain in constant contact with the ever-increasing tech-savvy population," continued LoBiondo. "I'm looking forward to this new outreach initiative and will continue to evaluate new media opportunities that may better help me serve the residents of the 2nd District."