The following members of Congress post on Twitter. Click their name to read their Twitter stream.
Note: This list was generated from the Sunlight Foundation API.
The BEST twitterers in the Congressional Black Caucus…
Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) of Minnesota
Rep. Chaka Fattah (@chakafattah) of Pennsylvania
Rep. Charlie Rangel (@cbrangel) of New York
Rep. Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) of California
Rep. Laura Richardson (@RepLRichardson) of California
Rep. Ed Towns (@oversightdems) of New York
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) of Texas
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia (@rephankjohnson) of Georgia
Not amazing but certainly respectable on Twitter
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (@repkilpatrick) of Michigan
Rep. Marcia Fudge (@marciafudge) of Ohio
Rep. Bobby Rush (@BobbyRushNews) of Illinois
Rep. Jesse Jackson (@jacksonjronline) of Illinois
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLee18) of Texas… campaign
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (@eleanornorton) of the District of Columbia
Sen. Roland Burris (@rolandwburris) of Illinois
Rep. Kendrick Meek (@KendrickMeek) of Florida
About the Author
Lauren Victoria Burke
- Ari Herzog’s US Government page on the Twitter Fan Wiki has a similar list.
- The Sunlight Foundation’s Let our Congress Tweet project advocated for reforms in the ways senators and representatives communicate with constituents.
- The GovTwit Directory has a project to monitor all levels of Government that use Twitter. It includes Federal, State, and Local officials as well as the Armed Forces and Executive Branch agencies. It is maintained by Steve Lunceford (@dslunceford).
- Congressional140 has created a real time portal of all of the Congress members who are actively tweeting at http://www.congressional140.com.
- Squeejee, a Texas-based web development shop, launched Tweet Congress which allows users to search for their own Congressional officials on Twitter, follow them, and even petition them if they are not on Twitter.