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) is #AskTheGov day, and the following governors are scheduled to participate: 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 Jenny Durkan of Seattle; Michael Hancock of Denver; 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.; Erin Mendenhall of Salt Lake City; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.