WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) unveiled a groundbreaking new initiative called Citizen Cosponsor. This is a dynamic communications platform that creates a more open, visible and participatory legislative process. Built on Facebook's Open Graph, Citizen Cosponsor will enable the American people to follow legislation that they are interested in. In turn, they will receive first-hand information and updates on the status of the bill as it moves through the legislative process. Leader Cantor issued the following statement:
"We are dedicated to modernizing the way Congress connects with the American people. Citizen Cosponsor breaks ground by directly connecting people with the work the House is doing every day. With the simple click of a button, Citizen Cosponsors will become a part of the deliberative process, using the same social networks they already rely on in their everyday lives.
"Effectively communicating with the people we represent is a fundamental responsibility of what we do as elected officials. Since I came to Congress, I have made it my priority to open the channels of communication between constituents and their Members of Congress. I am proud of the continued progress the House Republican Majority has made toward increasing transparency, visibility and participation in the legislative process."
To learn more and participate, please visit http://www.majorityleader.gov/CITIZENS/.