Press Release ● Miscellaneous
For Immediate Release: 
July 16, 2012
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today announcing the beginning of the 2012 Member Online All-Star Competition:

“I’m pleased to announce the start of our third annual Member Online All-Star Competition – an online competition between Members of the Democratic Caucus to gain Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers. Social media is critical to having an ongoing dialogue with the public, and over the course of the contest, House Democrats will work to engage with even more constituents and get our message out to millions of Americans. Last year’s competition resulted in over 57,000  new fans, followers, and subscribers, and I know this year will be even more successful.”

The Member Online All-Star Competition is an annual contest that begins today and lasts for three weeks. It will be judged based on the total new Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers acquired over the three weeks. The top 50 Members at the end of the three weeks will be named Online All-Stars and the top finisher will be named MVP of the contest.  The top three committees and the top two Caucuses will also be named Online All-Stars.