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Rep. Eric Cantor's Jobs Plan: Watch Live and Chat on Facebook

Posted By Rob Bluey On December 2, 2009 @ 8:00 am In Scribe | Comments Disabled


The Heritage Foundation kicks off its live webcast series on Facebook [1] today at 2 p.m. with a major address from House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) on a pro-growth jobs plan [2] that doesn’t break the bank.

We’re using our popular Facebook page (93,000+ fans) and a live video feed from Ustream.tv to give Facebook users an opportunity to ask questions and watch the event [1] without ever leaving the social networking site. In addition to taking questions from the Heritage audience, Cantor will also field those submitted in the Facebook chatroom. Ask your question now [1].

You don’t need to be a fan of Heritage to watch the event; the video will be publicly available. Posting a question or comment in the chatroom also publishes it as your status update, spreading the message to others instantaneously through Facebook’s news feed. It’s a model first popularized by CNN during President Obama’s inauguration [3], and later used by the White House [4] and Jonas Brothers [5] to increase interaction with their supporters.

Cantor will address the growing disconnect between Washington and Main Street, and offer a conservative vision [2] to overcome the challenges facing families, workers, and small business — as well as the greater macroeconomic challenges facing America. His speech will take place one day prior to the White House Jobs Summit [6].

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[1] Image: http://www.facebook.com/heritagefoundation?v=app_204467681053

[2] pro-growth jobs plan: http://republicanwhip.house.gov/Jobs/

[3] CNN during President Obama’s inauguration: http://mashable.com/2009/01/20/cnn-facebook-inauguration-numbers/

[4] White House: http://mashable.com/2009/06/18/the-white-house-facebook/

[5] Jonas Brothers: http://mashable.com/2009/05/06/facebook-jonas-brothers/

[6] White House Jobs Summit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/11/12/president-announces-a-forum-jobs-and-economic-growthhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/11/12/president-announces-a-forum-jobs-and-economic-growth

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