July 08, 2023

Which Orange County members of Congress can you find on Threads?

Social media giant Meta launched Threads a day after the Fourth of July holiday, and the brand-new Twitter alternative app has already picked up steam, becoming the most rapidly downloaded app.

More than 30 million people signed up within the first few hours of the launch, said Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg — and that includes many members of Orange County’s congressional delegation. Others, though, are still relying on more familiar platforms to communicate with their constituents.

Here’s a look at who is on Threads, so far, and what social media platform each lawmaker prefers.

Rep. Lou Correa

The Anaheim Democrat joined Threads in its early days, with his first post about immigration reform.

“I’m on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And I’ve already added Threads to that list,” said Correa. “The more ways to get information out there to the folks who need to hear it, the better.”

Out of the now-four social media platforms he’s on, Correa said he prefers Facebook: “I’ve used Facebook for years. I know that’s where the majority of my constituents get their information, and I like to meet them where they are.”

And while he loves to let his constituents know what’s going on via social media, Correa uses old-school methods, too.

“I also like to make sure my office is sending out e-blasts to our newsletter subscribers and letting our local press … know what I’m working on, and what’s on the minds of my constituents,” Correa said. “And, of course, I like to make my rounds at neighborhood events as well.”

Correa, who lives a short distance away from his childhood neighborhood, said constituents could simply find him “out and about in the neighborhood, oftentimes at Costco or Home Depot.”

Source: The Orange County Register