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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Greetings from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This week in the Keystone State, thousands of progressive activists will be converging on Pittsburgh for the fourth annual gathering of the worldwide netroots community, Netroots Nation. Daniel and I have arrived in town and checked in at the Westin, where we'll be staying for the convention.

Beginning tomorrow morning we'll be offering live and ongoing coverage of the happenings here in Pittsburgh, including Bill Clinton's keynote, the Specter/Sestak forum, and the Q&A with Valerie Jarrett. Because of the time difference, those of you in the Pacific Northwest will need to checkk earlier than what's posted on the Netroots Nation website if you want to follow along live.

Here is a quick schedule of important events in Pacific Time:
  • Bill Clinton's Keynote: Tomorrow at 5 PM
  • Rx for Reform (Health Care Town Hall with Gov. Howard Dean): Friday August 14th at 6 AM
  • Pennsylvania Leadership Forum with Arlen Specter and Joe Sestak: Friday August 14th at 8 AM)
  • A Conversation With Valerie Jarrett, moderated by Baratunde Thurston: Saturday, August 15th, 2009, 6 AM
We'll be covering all of these. And yes, we know the latter three are pretty early in the morning!

All of the keynotes will be covered live on C-SPAN or C-SPAN2. So if you have cable or satellite, you can watch in real time as well as reading our live reports. There's also an Internet stream available.

In between, we'll be offering our thoughts and reflections on some of the panels we're going to, as well as a roundup of convention coverage.

If you have any questions about the convention or tips on what you want us to go to, please leave a comment or drop us a line and let us know what's on your mind.

Netroots Nation Washington attendees who have preordered 2009 Washington Progressive Blogroll t-shirts can pick theirs up at tomorrow's Pacific Northwest caucus in the Exhibit Hall, or by appointment with us (again, just drop us a line!)


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