Tis’ the season for change! In an effort to remain transparent and connected to the public, YouTube has announced the creation of two very important channels that will give average Americans like you and I the ability to candidly view the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The House Hub and Senate Hub channels on YouTube have made government accessible more than ever before; becoming the digital equivalent to a backstage pass to government.
After using the channels myself to search for my Representative and Senator, I can attest to the fact that these political outlets are very easy to use. House Hub has an interactive map component that allows users to simply find their state, click on it, and voilà! you’ve found a list a Representatives that serve your state. Senate Hub is a little different. Each week a video is chosen from a member of Congress that solicits questions about the pressing issues in our country (think, recession). Users are then able to send in their ideas via Google Moderator about how to resolve these pressing issues and vote on the ideas others have had. The top two most voted on ideas are then addressed by the Senator of the Week.
I totally recommend getting involved with these two channels. If you’re anything like me and like your voice to be heard, then this is a wonderful and easy way to make it happen. If you see something in your state, city, or neighborhood that needs attention, this is a GREAT way to contact the right individuals to make change happen wherever you are!
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