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‘Ask Lisa’ Webcast Premieres on Murkowski’s YouTube Page

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today recorded and posted to YouTube her first 'Ask Lisa' webcast in which she answered questions from constituents submitted through new media platforms Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and by email.

"In an effort to be more accessible and responsive to Alaskans, I've instituted a new webcast called 'Ask Lisa' that will give constituents a chance to send me their questions and I'll answer as many as I can by video and post the clip on my YouTube page," Murkowski said. "I see this as a great way to be in touch with more Alaskans on issues that they care about and want me to respond to."

On the inaugural edition of  'Ask Lisa,' which is on her YouTube page, Murkowski answered questions on taxpayer funded abortions, FDIC insurance limits and the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Questions this week came from emails sent by Gary in Chugiak and Ryan in Kodiak and a Facebook question from Amanda in Anchorage.



Click above to watch Sen. Murkowski's 'Ask Lisa' Webcast

Murkowski is taking questions from her Facebook wall at (www.facebook.com/senlisamurkowski) on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/lisamurkowski) @lisamurkowski and on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/senatormurkowski). Constituents may also submit a question by logging on to the senator's homepage, murkowski.senate.gov, and clicking on the 'Ask Lisa' Email under Contacts.

'Ask Lisa' builds on Sen. Murkowski's new media platforms and her official website, which was recently recognized with a Platinum Mouse Award by the Congressional Management Foundation for having the best website among members of the United States Senate.

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