LIVE The Sit-in Coverage Via Social Media

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Historic Move Takes Over Social Media

Washington – Yesterday while over 80 Democratic members of the House have gone old-school, occupying the floor of the chambers with a sit-in to protest the Republican majority’s inaction on gun control. As of 9 a.m. this morning the Democratic members of Congress continue to hold down the floor.


There actions continue to play out in real time via social media as C-SPAN was instructed by Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) The Speaker of the House to turn the cameras off. It is Ryan who decides when the cameras in the house chamber are on or when they are on.

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But the savvy Democratic participants in the historic sit-in took to social media using Facebook Live, Periscope and Twitter to get their pictures out. All day long and in the wee hours of this morning the cellphone video streamed on social media and got a very strong following. The hashtag #Nobillnobreak is blowing up on Twitter.




Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.