Rep. Justin Amash , R-Mich., uses Twitter to interact with his constituents.
ďAnything that allows members to have a comprehensive sort of mosaic of public interest and public reaction to their work is helpful to legislators,Ē Fitch said. ďOne of the myths out there is that members donít care what the public thinks. Members deeply care about what the public thinks, so any way that info can be easily displayed to members will enhance their ability to engage with their constituents.Ē
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.