Again: Twitter and the CBC

Rep. Chaka Fattah

There was much talk at the BLOGGING WHILE BROWN click here conference this weekend regarding why the CBC or the CBC Foundation doesn’t not have a TWITTER account. The discussion got lively after Jack and Jill Politics blogger Cheryl Contee challenged CBC press secretary Jioni Palmer on this issue… which led to Palmer telling the audience of bloggers that, “I just don’t think that (Twitter) works for the Caucus.” see here Wrong answer. The room grumbled and many participants who had their laptops and ipads rolling… you guessed it, tweeted their disgruntlement. Don’t forget these bloggers were fresh off a meeting at the White House and Obama staffer Corey Ealons attended the convention.  There was high talk of a CBC teach-in on twitter at the CBC Legislative Conference in September. Here are the CBCers who are not in any need of a teach-in on twitter — either they “get it” or their staff does.

Again… the best twitterers in the Congressional Black Caucus…

Rep. Chaka Fattah (@chakafattah) of Pennsylvania
Rep. Charlie Rangel (@cbrangel) of New York
Rep. Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) of California
Rep. Laura Richardson (@RepLRichardson) of California
Rep. Ed Towns (@oversightdems) of New York
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) of Texas
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia (@rephankjohnson) of Georgia

Not amazing but certainly respectable on Twitter
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (@repkilpatrick) of Michigan
Rep. Marcia Fudge (@marciafudge) of Ohio
Rep. Bobby Rush (@BobbyRushNews) of Illinois
Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) of Minnesota
Rep. Jesse Jackson (@jacksonjronline) of Illinois
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLee18) of Texas… campaign
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (@eleanornorton) of the District of Columbia
Sen. Roland Burris (@rolandwburris) of Illinois
Rep. Kendrick Meek (@KendrickMeek) of Florida