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LIVE from Detroit: Netroots Nation 2015 will be in Phoenix, Arizona next July 16th — 19th

Con­tin­u­ing a tra­di­tion begun last year in San Jose, Net­roots Nation exec­u­tive direc­tor Raven Brooks has cho­sen to reveal the loca­tion of next year’s con­ven­tion on open­ing night so that ear­­ly-bird tick­et sales can begin while this year’s con­ven­tion is still under­way. Net­roots Nation 2015 will be held in Phoenix, Ari­zona, from July 16th — […]

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LIVE from Detroit: Netroots Nation 2014’s opening night, in photos

Good evening from the Motor City, where the first day of Net­roots Nation 2014 has just con­clud­ed! The team at NPI is unwind­ing after a long day of pan­els, train­ings, and final­ly, keynotes, capped by an incred­i­bly inspi­ra­tional speech from Rev­erend Dr. William Bar­ber II of North Car­oli­na. When we have more time, we’ll be […]

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LIVE from Detroit: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses Netroots Nation 2014

Wel­come to our con­tin­u­ing cov­er­age of Net­roots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Michi­gan. This after­noon, for the first time in the his­to­ry of the con­ven­tion (which began in 2006), the Vice Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States will be speak­ing to the thou­sands of activists who reunite every year to coor­di­nate the build­ing of a stronger progressive […]

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LIVE from Detroit: Corporate Welfare and Tax Loopholes vs. Public Services: Who’s Winning?

This ses­sion is mod­er­at­ed by Mesha Williams, social media coor­di­na­tor for the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Fire Fight­ers. Panelist/speaker is Greg LeRoy from Good Jobs First. About $70 Bil­lion is spent per year on sub­si­diz­ing busi­ness devel­op­ment. Tax­es amount to only about 2% of the cost of doing busi­ness on aver­age, so tax breaks have min­i­mal effect […]

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LIVE from Detroit: Workers Organizing Online: What We’ve Learned and What We’re Learning

This ses­sion at Net­roots Nation is led by Elana Levin who is Direc­tor of Online Orga­niz­ing at Make the Road Action Fund. Ken­zo Shi­ba­ta began by speak­ing about the bat­tle he led against Rahm Emanuel’s tac­tics in attempt­ing to bust the teach­ers’ union in Chica­go. Shi­ba­ta cre­at­ed a video asso­ci­at­ing Emanuel with the Tea Party […]

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LIVE from Detroit: Making smart investments to build progressive power in 2014 & beyond

Good morn­ing from Detroit! Today marks the first day of Net­roots Nation, the ninth annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sive activists from across the Unit­ed States and beyond, which NPI has been send­ing staff and board mem­bers to for its entire his­to­ry. Three of us are here on NPI’s behalf and com­mit­ted to bring­ing you live coverage […]