Senator Jim Whelan will hold his first-ever ‘Twitter Town Hall’ via live Web chat on Monday, July 9 at 3 pm to answer the questions from constituents in New Jersey’s second legislative district.
“With advances in technology, we’re given new ways to interact with the people who’ve elected us to represent their interests in our State’s capital,” said Senator Whelan (D-Atlantic City). “Our ‘Twitter Town Hall’ event will be the first of its kind in the New Jersey Legislature, and will hopefully establish a model for other legislators to follow. I look forward to hearing from my constituents and answering their questions.”
Individuals with questions can tweet them to Sen. Whelan’s twitter handle, @SenJimWhelan, or e-mail them to the district office at SenWhelan@njleg.org. The office has compiled questions for the last few weeks and will continue accepting questions until right before the web chat begins, but individuals should be advised that due to time constraints, not all questions will be read during the town hall.
The live Web chat was streamed live on the New Jersey Senate Democrats’ uStream channel July 9, 2012 at 3 pm, and Senator Whelan will answer questions for an hour. Barbara Altman from 1400 WOND AM will serve as moderator.