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by Ellyn Fortino
4:46pm
Tue Aug 26, 2014

New #WEmatter Twitter Campaign Amplifies Women's Economic Security Woes

Organizations and individuals across the country are taking to social media on Tuesday as part of a new campaign to promote policies designed to strengthen the economic security of women and families.

The launch of the social media movement coincides with Women's Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of women winning the right to vote on August 26, 1920. 

Those participating in the campaign are organizing under the hashtag "WEmatter" on Twitter and other social media outlets.

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by Aricka Flowers
4:53pm
Thu Nov 29, 2012

Obama Uses Twitter To Get Americans Involved In Fiscal Cliff Discussion

As the debate on the fiscal cliff rages on, the Obama administration took to its tech tool box and found yet another way to use social media as a means to make an impact in Washington.

Yesterday, the Obama administration asked American Twitter users to use the hashtag #My2k to post messages about how a tax increase of $2,000 would impact their daily lives. The move is a savvy one that has gotten Americans talking about the fiscal cliff and Bush tax cuts, and will hopefully keep them attuned to the political discussions taking place in Washington.