Get Senators to be upfront about campaign contributions via Twitter
Posted on March 11th, 2009 by Craig Newmark
Hey, the folks at Sunlight Foundation have launched a campaign to get Senators to disclose campaign finances and it uses Twitter. This is part of the movement to get greater transparency and accountability in Washington.
The idea is get Senators to cosponsor the right bill, and to defeat an amendment intended to kill this accountability effort. Looks like Senator Roberts, from Kansas, opposes it.
I've just twittered Senator Barbara Boxer, please check it out here and do your part, with my personal appreciation.
Here’s the scoop: There are currently seventeen senators on Twitter. For the most part these senators have not yet signed on as cosponsors to S. 482. In fact, only two of the seventeen are already cosponsors. We need your help to petition over Twitter the fifteen who have not cosponsored and ask them to support the bill by signing on as a cosponsor. Each one of these senators will need a tweet sent to them (example: @jimdemint) with a message asking them to cosponsor.