Should lawmakers be able to block constituents on Twitter?

Should lawmakers be able to block constituents on Twitter?

Should lawmakers be able to block constituents on Twitter?. A week ago, Elizabeth Nocolai tweeted she used her lunch break to call her senator’s office to ask why she had been blocked, but Senator Cathy Giessel’s staffers didn’t have an answer for her. I used my lunch break to call my state senator’s office & asked why I was blocked on twitter. I’ve tweeted my opinions to my state senator a handful of times, but always respectfully with no profane or abusive language. Heyman is Nicolai’s friend and also one of Senator Giessel’s constituents. There’s at least three that I know of that she’s blocked that are in her district, and so she’s not hearing our feedback, so, I think that it’s important to hear both sides even if you don’t necessarily agree,” said Heyman. She says some of her tweets were not flattering, and one even called for someone to campaign against Senator Giessel in 2020, but she didn’t expect to get blocked, “It’s the first time I’ve ever been blocked by anyone.” I’m in the district too. [A] good debate is great, but people who are just there to twist your words… life is too short.” While Representative Charisse Millett says she has only blocked users who send out abusive or lewd tweets or tweets containing profanity. Why just constituents? How about don’t block anyone?

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It’s a conversation happening at the national level, as a group of Twitter users blocked by President Donald Trump has filed a federal lawsuit, and now some Alaskans are concerned their lawmakers are shutting them out, too.

A week ago, Elizabeth Nocolai tweeted she used her lunch break to call her senator’s office to ask why she had been blocked, but Senator Cathy Giessel’s staffers didn’t have an answer for her.

I used my lunch break to call my state senator’s office & asked why I was blocked on twitter. Staffer seemed uncomfortable.

— Elizabeth M Nicolai (@lizinthelibrary) July 5, 2017

She says she’s tweeted her opinions a couple of times, but always respectfully, with no profane or abusive language.

I’ve tweeted my opinions to my state senator a handful of times, but always respectfully with no profane or abusive language.

— Elizabeth M Nicolai (@lizinthelibrary) July 4, 2017

“[Nicolai] has some political tweets about standing up for women’s rights and things like that, but she never gets offensive about it,” said Carolyn Heyman.

Heyman is Nicolai’s friend and also one of Senator Giessel’s constituents. She goes by “Alaska Snob” on Twitter and spoke her mind about her friend being blocked.

Is blocking your own constituents a real thing or just @GiesselAkSenate thing? Unless they’re threatening or harassing you, listen to them.

— Alaska Snob (@AlaskaSnob) July 5, 2017

Soon after, Heyman says she found herself blocked, too.

“I think there are two problems. One is that it doesn’t allow me to see her Twitter…

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