Carper’s Connection for February 2012
Dear Fellow Delawarean,
As we begin the second session of the 112th Congress, I want to let you know the many ways you can stay connected with me and my offices in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Washington, D.C. Social media outlets, as well as my “online office” – www.carper.senate.gov – help me communicate with people, businesses and organizations across the First State. They also provide user-friendly, innovative ways to share information about what’s going on in the Senate, events I’ll be attending, and my work to create a nurturing environment for job creation and preservation in Delaware. I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of these outlets and the ways in which I’ve been able to better serve you through new, online platforms.
You can find me on Facebook at facebook.com/tomcarper. My office uses Facebook as a social hub where I can stay in touch with Delawareans by highlighting photos, sharing news stories and events, and linking to unique features on my website. It also provides a forum for Delawareans to voice their opinions. Unfortunately, I can’t always respond to Facebook posts, so if you’re ever in need of assistance or would like my undivided attention on an issue, please email me or call one of my offices to guarantee a prompt response to your question or concern.
On Twitter, I use my handle @SenatorCarper to share information and engage with constituents, as well as with Delaware organizations, news media, and people across the country. As more and more Delawareans begin to utilize Twitter, I’ll work hard to ensure I’m sharing accurate, important information – as well as highlighting events, like the recent Twitter town hall on Hispanic education hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan – on this innovative platform.
Today at 3pm, @ArneDuncan (US Sec of Education) is hosting Hispanic Twitter town hall. Ask q’s by using hashtag #HispanicED. #netDE
— Senator Tom Carper(@SenatorCarper) February 8, 2012
On my YouTube channel – youtube.com/senatorcarper – you can find all of my recent videos, from speeches on the Senate floor and video blog posts to TV interviews and public service announcements. This channel gives me a unique opportunity to speak to Delawareans through interactive, high-quality video content, as well as to participate in national conversations on hot topics through the YouTube Town Hall series.
My Flickr account – flickr.com/senatortomcarper – allows me to post and share photos of events I attend up and down the First State and in Washington, DC. Through this outlet, I like to highlight many of the groups, organizations, businesses, and individuals that I’ve met with in recent days – like the hard-working staff at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover.
These incredible online tools help me to hear from more Delawareans than ever before, and I hope you’ll take a minute to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. And, as always, please continue to contact me when you have questions, concerns or comments about issues that are important to you.
With warm personal regards,
U.S. Senator Tom Carper