Rep. Sánchez Debuts YouTube Welcome Video

April 30, 2009
Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Linda Sánchez debuted a “welcome video” on her YouTube channel today. In the video, Sánchez highlights her efforts on behalf of working families, her legislative priorities and shares personal anecdotes.

“YouTube is a great way for my California constituents to find out what I am doing in Washington, get to know my position on issues important to them, and to see a personal side of me,” said Rep. Sánchez. “I want my constituents to know that they can connect with me in new ways, and don’t just have to sit down and write a letter.”

Rep. Sánchez created the channel in an effort to engage with constituents using new media. The House of Representatives and Senate, in conjunction with YouTube, launched this new platform to help people access their Representative or Senator’s channel. This new platform is in line with Congress’ priorities to make government more transparent and accessible.

In the welcome video, Sánchez states, “I am proud to be fighting for the working families in my district. Congress must continue to help middle class families by supporting tax cuts for people who need them, supporting measures that create green-collar jobs and expanding access to education.”

Sánchez, a longtime softball player and strong supporter of Title IX, also mentions her love of sports. For the past three years, she has been the only woman to play on the Democratic team - and record a hit - in the Congressional Baseball Game, a charity game between Democratic and Republican Members of Congress.

“Without Title IX, I don’t think I’d be teaching my male colleagues how to play hardball,” Rep. Sánchez said.

Rep. Linda Sánchez YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/user/LindaTSanchez, and includes videos from floor speeches, TV appearances, committee hearings, and district events. Last year, Sánchez joined Facebook to utilize another of the many ways technology can connect constituents with their elected officials.