Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Teach Dems Twitter 101
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) achieved Twitter stardom not just from her interactive videos and engaging social media presence, but also by weaving in policy that resonated with her constituents and beyond. Now, she’s hoping to teach her fellow Dems how to better engage Twitter. The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee is hosting a session this morning with her, CT Congressman Jim Himes, representatives from Twitter, and the House Administration Committee. She will focus “on the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling." Ocasio-Cortez has turned her engagement on Twitter into 2.42 million followers and counting. The class comes as the Congresswoman just delivered her first floor speech Wednesday evening. “It's not normal to shutdown the government when we don’t get what we want,' she said. “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms.” Watch the full speech here.