New Congress and New Digital Resources for Constituents in the 18th Congressional District
January 27th, 2015
The 114th Congress has convened and hopefully changes are afoot. I have a strong sense that new and returning Members have a renewed commitment to collaborate, which is so necessary to governance for the sake of our country’s future.
The new Congress also brings something new and improved for my constituents. This week my office is launching a completely redesigned and revamped website to serve you better.
I take great pride in my office’s efforts to respond to you in a timely, comprehensive, and personal manner to your questions and concerns regarding issues. We’ve also worked to keep you updated on my current work in Congress via our e-newsletters, as well as holding Telephone Town Hall Meetings in every community across our district on a consistent basis throughout the year.
Here’s what’s new:
- Constituent Services We started from the ‘ground up’ to deliver a new streamlined process for requesting a variety of constituent services offered by my office. From requesting a flag, making requests for tours for an upcoming visit to Washington, D.C., seeking assistance for passports or immigration cases, or applying for a student internship, the new ‘Constituent Services’ section of the website makes requesting assistance from my office much easier and almost entirely digitized.
- Staying Up to Date We’ve fully integrated all of my social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, into a new front page design that will keep you up to speed on what I’m saying about current issues and what I’m advocating for in Congress. We’ve also made it easier to sign up to receive my e-newsletters by allowing you to use your Facebook credentials.
- Easy-to-Use Design The new design of the website is cleaner and modernized to help users get to the information and resources they need. It will work just as well on your smartphone as it will on your desktop. And you’ll still be able to find all the same information from my old website, including my voting record, committee assignments, press releases, and legislative resources.
Visit the new website, explore its features, and let me know what you think. I want to continue improving your access to me and your Congressional Office.
I wish you every blessing in the New Year and thank you for the privilege and honor to represent you.
All my best,
Anna G. Eshoo
Member of Congress