Facebook this week launched a new Town Hall feature that may have gone unnoticed to many of its users. But for those planning to get more politically involved, the new update has made it easier than ever to find out who your representatives are and how to pester them.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a manifesto in February that included goals for a more informed and civically engaged community, in response to widespread criticism that the social media site wasn't taking any action to combat fake news.
"Only through dramatically greater engagement can we ensure these political processes reflect our values," Zuckerberg said in the statement. He called on users to vote and speak with representatives.
The Town Hall feature makes it pretty easy to do.
Click on the Town Hall feature in the menu button. You'll see a prompt to include your address.
Based on your location, Facebook will show a list of elected officials—local, state and federal—you can follow on Facebook. Go further and contact them online or with a phone call.