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Create an app that uses Twitter to pull back the veil on local government and allow citizens to voice their opinions and have a conversation with their elected officials. "We the Tweeters of Greater Portland, in order to form a more perfect government, establish communication, and promote transparency do hereby tweet the Mayor, City Commissioners, County Commissioners, and other local elected officials." See http://tweetcongress.org/list for inspiration.

TweetMyRep could help citizens use Twitter to find, follow, and communicate with their local elected officials. The app could show which elected official use Twitter. It could include a tweet stream showing the tweets of every elected tweeter in the Portland area. It could make it easy for people to find their elected official on Twitter using their address, zip, or the representative name.