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U.S. Representative Justin Amash

Representing the 3rd District of Michigan

20,000 Follow Amash's Facebook Page

February 29, 2012
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      
February 29, 2012                                                                            
Will Adams


20,000 Follow Amash’s Facebook Page

Page Gains Popularity as Only Place to Find Explanations for Every House Vote

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-MI) Facebook Page gained its 20,000th follower this morning, making it one of the most popular Pages produced by a congressional freshman.

The Page’s popularity is driven by Amash’s consistent vote explanations. He has posted explanations for every single vote he has taken since coming to office in January 2011—more than 1,000 votes so far.

“I am thrilled that more and more of my constituents and people nationwide follow what’s happening in Congress through my Facebook Page,” said Amash. “Facebook facilitates lively, real-time conversations with the people I serve. Taking advantage of new technology has enabled me to be a more informed and effective Representative.”

Viewing Amash’s Facebook Page does not require a Facebook account or officially following the Page. In fact, the Page receives tens of thousands of views each month from visitors who are not among the 20,000 who have clicked “Like” on the Page.

Amash’s official congressional Facebook Page, which he maintains himself, is at:


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