Why Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's Summer Intern Project Is Important -- How She Won the Internet for a Day
However, social media has turned into a very scary place for Members of Congress as well. Consider this: by definition, a digital native is at oldest in their early 30s. To be eligible to run for the House, one must be 25 years old, for the Senate 30 years old. Few members are actually that age. Social media requires Members of Congress to step out of their comfort zone and join a culture that might seem foreign to them.
Beyond that, social media inherently requires giving up control in a public forum and not taking one's self too seriously. That combination goes against almost everything a politician is about. Their advisors are constantly in their ear about not putting themselves into an uncontrollable environment, and by their nature, most take themselves and their work very seriously, and rightfully so -- they are involved in very important decisions that will impact all of our futures on a daily basis.
That is why I love this video by Loretta Sanchez. Entitled, "2012 Summer Intern Project -- Call Me Maybe."
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