January 3, 2012

Assembly to Launch Twitter Feed:

Speaker Sheldon Silver announced today that the New York State Assembly is expanding its communications outreach through social media. The Assembly Majority launched its official Twitter feed this week.

@NYSA_MAJORITY will serve as a central source for updates on proceedings undertaken by the Assembly.

"This new initiative will promote transparency and make the New York State Assembly more accessible to our constituents," said Silver.

This use of social networking will enhance distribution of current news and information. The account will be used in conjunction with the New York State Assembly website,, which features press releases, reports and calendars as well as information on members, bills and legislation.