It’s no surprise that FWD.us, the Silicon Valley immigration reform group, would have interesting social media tools for its supporters to use to boost their cause. Through its #BuiltByImmigrants web tool, users can read stories written by immigrants about their experiences living in the United States and then share them through Twitter or Facebook. Users can also click on a link and post favorite stories (or simply their support for immigration reform) on the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds of their member of Congress.
This month, FWD.us also launched a new moblie app to support a new hashtag campaign called #Selfies4Reform. With the app, people (famous and good-looking ones ones, especially) can take a picture of themselves. FWD then mails the selfie-shooter a post card of the selfie already addressed to their respective member to mail to Capitol Hill.
It’s an interesting move. Clearly, even the most tech-savvy advocates out there (the people who invented the technologies) still see a value/necessity of getting a piece of paper in the door of the Rayburn Building.