Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 8, 2010
Recently, API launched a Facebook application that allows people to communicate about energy issues that matter to them directly with members of Congress.
This app allows users to rate their "Top Energy Issues"--such as "Developing America's Energy Resources" or "Energy Taxes"--on their Facebook page.
Once the user has chosen the issues important to them, they are given the opportunity to send a letter to their representatives in Washington via Facebook and share their top issues with friends and others in their Facebook community.
Although contacting Congress is nothing new, what's changed is the platform citizens are using. People now have an opportunity to contact congressional members directly without having to leave Facebook.
So we encourage you to use the app, rank your top issues and let your voice be heard. Also, become a fan of Energy Tomorrow on Facebook to show your support and stay current on important energy news and information.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.