I took this from an email from the American Heart Association. I think there are some great tips. Yay for social media connecting the world!
Congress Does Social Media
Have you heard? More and more legislators are using social networking tools to communicate and stay connected with constituents! An unofficial count had nearly 400 members of Congress using Facebook, and we know that many are twittering, and also using YouTube to communicate as well. Are yours?
We’re encouraging you to reach out to your legislators and see what they are up to in the social networking world. If you belong to Facebook, you can search for your legislator and send them a friend request or become a fan of their page. This will help you stay connected to them and will allow you to share the issues you care about. You can post things on their walls or share your story!
Twitter has also become very common for legislators to keep followers up to date on what they are working on and what’s happening in the halls of Congress. Maybe they are about to vote on a bill you care about or back in your district holding a town hall meeting. Find them on Twitter and follow their updates!
YouTube is another social medium that legislators are using. Again, by doing a search on their name you can watch, rate, and share the videos with family and friends to keep everyone informed on what your legislators’ positions are on issues you care about.