Iowans like Twitter, apparently

by Team Politics
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

We’ve established that Iowa Senator Chuck “Splendor in the” Grassley likes Twitter (he’s going to get his own tag on this blog soon, the way things are going). Political orgs in his home state have caught on:

SEIU’s Change that Works Iowa campaign has stumbled upon a cute, creative, and timely way to deliver their message for health care reform directly to that state’s senior senator. Now, we know Chuck I’m no NAILGrassley is among national politics’ most active and passionate Twitterers. And so the home-state arm of the labor giant hit pinged the Senate Finance Committee’s ranking Republican with “24 Hours of Health Care” — a full day’s worth of hourly tweets telling the poignant personal stories of Iowans in health care crises.

The format of each tweet-story: a terse recap of the Iowan’s circumstances sent from @CTWIowaSEIU, containing a Bit.ly short link to a fuller version of their personal stories, as posted on the SEIU website. For example:

Robin Van Camp: Pvt insurance wouldn’t cover daughter’s hearing aids, had to dip into 401-K. @ChuckGrassley http://bit.ly/1TEgb

You’ll see in the post that Grassley’s peeps give kudos to CTW. Iowans love Twitter.

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