Idea No. 22 for keeping AAJA extraordinary:
I believe that hearing from your AAJA National President shouldn’t require you to friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or meet me in a Google+ hangout. That might sound crazy, considering I’m posting this on my Facebook campaign page, but I’m serious about this.
Why? I recognize and respect that some of you use your social media networks purely for family and close friends, and I don’t want to intrude on that. Others in AAJA aren’t all that interested in becoming active on social media, and I respect that, too. But that doesn’t mean you should feel out of the loop on what’s happening within #AAJANation.
What does AAJA get out of it? I believe that you should be hearing regularly from your elected officers, especially on high-priority matters that you might want to chime in on. And if it’s a decision that needs to be made immediately, I believe that you should hear from me about why I voted the way I did. Being a public servant means taking seriously the expectation that I’ll represent the people who put me in office. We might not agree 100 percent of the time, but you should always know where I stand.