Facebook seeks to connect lawmakers with social media users

The feature, called ‘Town Hall,’ enables people to connect with their local elected officials.

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It’s called “Town Hall,” and it enables users to easily contact elected officials through the platform.

“Building a civically engaged community means building new tools to help people engage in a thoughtful and informed way,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “The starting point is knowing who represents you and how you can make your voice heard on the decisions that affect your life.”

When users click on the Town Hall app, they are prompted to enter their address. Once they do, they’re shown a list of their representatives, along with options to follow them on Facebook or contact them directly.

Currently, only state and national politicians are included. The move also follows a recent livestream from two Texas representatives racing to Washington, D.C. to vote on a proposal.

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