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PHOTOS: Gabbard Tweets-Up During Maui Visit

May 3, 2013, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated May 3, 2:59 PM
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard meets Maui's newest Tweeter, Henry Gram, at Maui Tweet-Up. Courtesy photo, Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard meets Maui’s newest tweeter, Henry Gram, at Maui Tweet-Up. Courtesy photo, Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

By Wendy Osher

US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was on Maui yesterday as part of a week-long visit in the islands.

Her Maui stops included a morning discussion with 160 Junior ROTC students at HP Baldwin High School in Wailuku.

In a recap of her Maui visit, Rep. Gabbard said she spoke to students about the value of servant leadership, and her personal experiences in the military.

Rep. Gabbard also hosted her first-ever “Tweet-Up” event in which she met with local social media experts and constituents at the Vineyard Food Company.

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Tweet-up gatherings give followers on the social media platform an opportunity to meet in person.

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In a tweet announcing the social event, staff members said it offered an opportunity for individuals to ask questions and share their thoughts with Rep. Gabbard.

During the event, tweeter-posed questions included one regarding the genetically modified organism industry; while Gabbard discussed topics of interest including the use of social media.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard joined Maui social media experts this afternoon for a “Tweet-Up” meeting using the hashtag #TulsiMaui. Courtesy photo, Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard joined Maui social media experts this afternoon for a “Tweet-Up” meeting using the hashtag #TulsiMaui. Courtesy photo, Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

The visit concluded with a tour of the Hui No Ke Ola Pono facilities to learn about the agency’s efforts to promote native Hawaiian health care.

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Gabbard continues her visit in Hawaiʻi with meetings on Oahu today that will reportedly include a briefing from the US Coast Guard on Sand Island.

The congresswoman is scheduled to return to Hawaiʻi on May 11 to deliver the commencement address at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

***Supporting information courtesy: Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

 

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