Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will hold his first Twitter town hall on Democrats’ plans for job creation next Wednesday, his office announced.
“The Twitter Town Hall will give Americans an opportunity to send their questions about job-creation measures directly to Senator Reid,” Reid’s office said in a news release a week before the town hall. “To send a question, Twitter users simply Tweet a message of fewer than 140 characters that includes the hashtag #AskReidTH. Twitter users can Tweet questions any time between now and the Town Hall.”
Reid’s answers will be on Twitter and livestreamed on the Internet.
The town hall comes less than a week after President Obama announces new plans for job creation in front of a joint session of Congress. Democrats have stressed that it is important for Obama’s plans to appeal to Americans rather than Republican legislators.
“I think this is a moment for the president to take the agenda of economic recovery and jobs — a bold agenda to the American people,” Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said Wednesday on MSNBC. “Let the American people begin to dictate to Congress what needs to be done.”