Offering asides, recommended links, blogworthy quotations, and more, In Brief is the Northwest Progressive Institute's microblog of world, national, and local politics.

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Jay Inslee participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

Jay Inslee participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

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Elizabeth Warren participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

Elizabeth Warren participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

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Julián Castro participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

Julián Castro participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

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Kirsten Gillibrand participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

Kirsten Gillibrand participates in Netroots Nation's 2019 presidential leadership forum #NN19

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Five extraordinary women leaders take the stage at Netroots Nation 2019: Aimee Allison, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Deb Haaland #NN19

Five extraordinary women leaders take the stage at Netroots Nation 2019: Aimee Allison, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Deb Haaland #NN19

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Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib emphasized the need to conintinue working towards the impeachment of Donald Trump #NN19

Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib emphasized the need to conintinue working towards the impeachment of Donald Trump #NN19

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Representative Barbara Lee -- the sole vote against the authorization of military force resolution passed by Congress in 2001 -- was lauded for her pioneering leadership at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Representative Barbara Lee — the sole vote against the authorization of military force resolution passed by Congress in 2001 — was lauded for her pioneering leadership at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Representative Ilhan Omar participates in a plenary panel discussion at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Representative Ilhan Omar participates in a plenary panel discussion at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Northwest pride: Pramila Jayapal and Jeff Merkley were a treat at Netroots Nation 2019, offering a valuable bicameral postmortem of the southwest border crisis funding bill #NN19

Northwest pride: Pramila Jayapal and Jeff Merkley were a treat at Netroots Nation 2019, offering a valuable bicameral postmortem of the southwest border crisis funding bill #NN19

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Northwest pride: That's *our* U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, discussing the strategy to increase the Progressive Caucus' clout in Congress #NN19

Northwest pride: That's *our* U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, discussing the strategy to increase the Progressive Caucus' clout in Congress #NN19

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Northwest pride: Senator Jeff Merkley is introduced at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Northwest pride: Senator Jeff Merkley is introduced at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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The Reverend Gregory Holston makes an impassioned pitch for taking action at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

The Reverend Gregory Holston makes an impassioned pitch for taking action at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Marriott hotel worker Kat Payne thanks Netroots Nation for standing with the true profit creators of the hospitality industry (the workers!) during the opening plenary of Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Marriott hotel worker Kat Payne thanks Netroots Nation for standing with the true profit creators of the hospitality industry (the workers!) during the opening plenary of Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garcia offers the keynote address at the Netroots Nation 2019 opening plenary session #NN19

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garcia offers the keynote address at the Netroots Nation 2019 opening plenary session #NN19

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Love wins! Decorative signage at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Love wins! Decorative signage at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Color of Change's Rashad Robinson explains that racial justice is not about charity; it's a strategy for building progressive political power #NN19

Color of Change's Rashad Robinson explains that racial justice is not about charity; it's a strategy for building progressive political power #NN19

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Netroots Nation attendees stand in a symbolic cage in solidarity with new Americans who have been detained by the Trump regime during the 2019 opening keynote #NN19

Netroots Nation attendees stand in a symbolic cage in solidarity with new Americans who have been detained by the Trump regime during the 2019 opening keynote #NN19

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Netroots Nation Board Chair Arshad Hasan touts the record setting attendance and diversity of speakers at this year's convention #NN19

Netroots Nation Board Chair Arshad Hasan touts the record setting attendance and diversity of speakers at this year's convention #NN19

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The Rev. angel Kyodo Williams welcomes attendees to Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

The Rev. angel Kyodo Williams welcomes attendees to Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Artist and graphic recorder Matt Sullivan of Groundworks Studio illustrates the highlights of Defending the Census, a featured panel at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Artist and graphic recorder Matt Sullivan of Groundworks Studio illustrates the highlights of Defending the Census, a featured panel at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder listens to an audience question at Defending the Census, a featured #NN19 panel organized by Chair Emeritus Adam Bonin

Former Attorney General Eric Holder listens to an audience question at Defending the Census, a featured #NN19 panel organized by Chair Emeritus Adam Bonin