Members of Congress took to Twitter Saturday to celebrate small businesses in their district as part of “Small Business Saturday,” an effort to get shoppers to support local businesses.
While many are encouraging their followers to go out and shop local on Saturday, a few are doing so themselves and posting to the social media site to prove it.
Rep. Suzan DelBeneSuzan DelBeneLawmakers team up with Mathletes and SXSW A guide to the committees: House 16 people to watch in tech MORE (D-Wash.) tweeted that she was shopping at Country Village, a collection of shops in Bothell, Washington.
Rep. Chuck FleischmannChuck FleischmannA guide to the committees: House House candidate wants to 'Make America White Again' House passes bill to combat ISIS recruitment online MORE (R-Tenn.) wrote about shopping at a pharmacy and gift shop in his district.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) told his followers about his Small Business Saturday shopping, which began shortly after 10 a.m.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) spent his Saturday tweeting out pictures of him shopping with constituents, tweeting about his state’s small business economy and engaging with his actively engaged followers.
Other officials promoted their Small Business Saturday shopping. U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderOvernight Tech: Senate moving to kill FCC's internet privacy rules | Bill Gates pushes for foreign aid | Verizon, AT&T pull Google ads | Q&A with IBM's VP for cyber threat intel Uber leadership sticking by CEO Top Dems prep for future while out of the spotlight MORE spent part of his Saturday at Union Markey in D.C.
Transportation Secretary Anthony FoxxAnthony FoxxToll roads poised to boom under Trump plan Transportation chief urges Trump to press forward on self-driving cars Five transportation issues to watch under Trump MORE, former mayor of Charlotte, N.C., tweeted out a picture of himself shopping at the Charlotte Running Company.