Governors and mayors from across the country are taking to Twitter this week to host question-and-answer sessions about the coronavirus pandemic.
A Twitter spokesperson said, “State and local elected officials across America have already been using Twitter to consistently provide factual information and resources to their constituents and the broader public around #Covid19. Twitter is helping elevate and support their work by coordinating these nationwide events and providing resources and training to their offices.”
Thursday (April 2) was #AskTheGov day, and the following governors participated: Alabama’s Kay Ivey, Arkansas’ Asa Hutchinson, California’s Gavin Newsom, Illinois’ J.B. Pritzker, Maryland’s Larry Hogan, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, Missouri’s Mike Parson, New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu, New Jersey’s Phil Murphy, New Mexico’s Michelle Lujan Grisham, Ohio’s Mike DeWine, Rhode Island’s Gina Raimondo, Virginia’s Ralph Northam and Washington’s Jay Inslee.
And #AskTheMayor day Friday (April 3) is set to feature mayors including Jim Bouley of Concord, N.H.; Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C.; Jane Castor of Tampa, Fla.; Jenny Durkan of Seattle; Kevin Faulconer of San Diego; Andrew Ginther of Columbus, Ohio; Michael Hancock of Denver; Eric Johnson of Dallas; Jim Kenney of Philadelphia; Sam Liccardo of San Jose, Calif.; Lori Lightfoot of Chicago; Quinton Lucas of Kansas City, Mo.; Vi Lyles of Charlotte, N.C.; Lauren McLean of Boise, Idaho; Erin Mendenhall of Salt Lake City; Francis Suarez of Miami; Marty Walsh of Boston; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.